Megan La Peyre, Ph.D.

Megan joined the Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2000, where she is the Assistant Unit Leader and Associate Research Professor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources and Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and Louisiana State University, respectively.


Only Megan's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Megan, including a full publications list, visit her profile page on the Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site. 

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  • Ph D Louisiana State University 2000
  • MS College of William and Mary 1995
  • BA Duke University 1992

Research Interests

Megan's research focuses on estuarine ecology. Her lab is engaged in field and laboratory studies examining fish and invertebrate use of natural, restored and created shallow estuarine habitats including the ecology and ecosystem function of oyster reefs.

Teaching Interests

Megan teaches classes related to restoration of estuarine coastal systems, and natural resources policy.