The Rising Sea, Orrin H. Pilkey, Rob Young. Paperback Edition, Island Press, 2009, ISBN 1610910044
Global Climate Change: A Primer, Orrin H. Pilkey, Keith C. Pilkey, Mary Edna Fraser, Paperback, Duke University Press Books, ISBN 0822351099
These are inexpensive paperbacks if you buy them from Amazon or BN.COM.
Last year's class blog - http://sites.law.lsu.edu/coastclass/
Deadly Coast blog - http://sites.law.lsu.edu/coast/
Chapters 1-4 in Global Climate Change
Chapters 5-6 in Global Climate Change
LA elevations - http://biotech.law.lsu.edu/climate/docs/CZB_Report_20August2010.pdf page 46, fig 7
Coastal master plan - http://www.coastalmasterplan.la.gov/
Methane hydrates - http://www.ornl.gov/info/reporter/no16/methane.htm
Quick list of resources:
Louisiana Sea Grant:
1. Coastal Law Newsletter (LCL). http://www.lsu.edu/sglegal/pubs/lcl.htm
2. Coastal Law Email Updates. These short updates highlight recent cases and local news. http://www.lsu.edu/sglegal/pubs/updates.htm
3. Coastal Law Archive (general and legislative editions) These are dated, but Sea Grant is currently working on updating the legislative edition. http://www.lsu.edu/sglegal/pubs/archive.htm
4. Louisiana Environmental Lawyer, published by the Louisiana State Bar Assoc. This link is also dated but there are volumes dating from 2000-2005. http://www.lsu.edu/sglegal/pubs/lel.htm
5. Various law journal articles. http://www.lsu.edu/sglegal/pubs/articles.htm
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
Research topics available online. http://masglp.olemiss.edu/research.htm
Professor Eugene Turner
Readings for the class:
R. Eugene Turner, Doubt and the Values of an Ignorance-Based World View for Restoration: Coastal Louisiana Wetlands. Estuaries and Coasts (2009) 32:1054–1068.
Christopher M. Swarzenski, Thomas W. Doyle, Brian Fry, and Thomas G. Hargis. Biogeochemical response of organic-rich freshwater marshes in the Louisiana delta plain to chronic river water influx. Biogeochemistry (2008) 90:49–63.
For those who found the primer a little basic, we are reading some real science. For those who found the primer about right, do not worry about figuring out the chemistry, focus on the discussion of the results and especially the Turner piece, which has significant non-technical content.
Coastal Adaptation and Global Warming, Fall 2010 | Louisiana Coastal Geology: Shaping the Future of the Louisiana Coast - Prof. Roy Dokka
First three chapters of The Rising Sea.
Chapters 4 & 5.
Chapter 6 & 7
Finish book. Begin watching Turning the Tide
TED Talk - Shifting the baseline on the ocean
Turning the Tide
We are going to read In re Katrina Canal Breaches, 18 Nov 2009: Opinion Appendix. We are not reading the case for the law, but for the coastal "science" that the court relies on in finding that the MRGO destroyed the marshes and lead to the destruction of the levees. You can skip over the law. Do read my article on the case for an overview of the law and the coastal science: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2004679
General end of course discussion and scheduling of student presentations for the remaining classes.
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Kellyn Elmer, Michael Heier, Fabian Nehrbass, Eden Davis, Lauren Weiss
Andrew Cvitanovic, Grant Freeman, Skylar Washington, Fabian Nehrbass
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