Loyola at a Glance
Biology professor's expertise featured by Botanical Society of America
October 11, 2013
Loyola University New Orleans biology professor David A. White, Ph.D., was a featured speaker at the Botanical Society of American Annual Meeting held in New Orleans this summer. His lecture was just released on the national organization’s YouTube channel. White explains how physical, ecological and human processes have shaped the geological and natural history of coastal Louisiana.
White describes the history of the Louisiana coast from the perspective of a wetland plant landscape ecologist and lover of plants. Though the Mississippi River is flowing past New Orleans 365 days a year, it’s often out of sight and out of mind, according to White. Yet, “it has had a lot to say about this region of the country and it has a lot to say about the history of this country, to say the least,” he said during the presentation.
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