Dr. Pierre Goovaerts to Present at the 28th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment

Oct. 19-21, 2023 | Virtual

Dr. Pierre Goovaerts will present a talk titled: “Geospatial Estimation of the Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Plant Oiling Along the Louisiana Shorelines” at the 28th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment’s virtual conference. During the presentation, you will learn about:

  1. Stranded oil covering soil and plant stems in fragile Louisiana marshes was one of the most visible impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill.
  2. Studies of vegetation death and accelerated marsh erosion have shown that both of these impacts can be related to the percent of oiling on the stems of marsh vegetation.
  3. A geostatistical approach to combine different databases and provide accurate, reproducible and defensible estimates of the spatial extent of stem oiling along the Louisiana shorelines.

Read more about the conference.

About IICE:

Welcome to the 28th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (IICE), where academics, researchers, and practitioners unite to discuss environmental challenges from an interdisciplinary approach. Our primary aim at the IICE is to foster the exchange of valuable insights among participants from diverse countries and disciplinary backgrounds. By providing a platform for listening, discussing, and exploring novel concepts, we enable attendees to implement innovative approaches within their respective fields. We firmly believe that a cross-discipline and cross-boundary exchange is indispensable in addressing the intricate and multifaceted environmental issues of today and the future!

About LSUS Shreveport:

We are honored to have this year’s IICE co-hosted by Louisiana State University Shreveport.

Founded in 1967, LSU Shreveport is a regional four-year institution offering a wide array of nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as a doctoral degree in an accessible, student-centered environment in north Louisiana. LSUS serves a student population of more than 8,500 including both traditional and online students from the US and abroad. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in biological science, LSUS affords students the opportunity to explore concentrations in cellular and molecular biology, environmental science, field and organismal biology, and forensic science. Learn more about the university at LSUS.edu.