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James H. Cowan, Jr.

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James H. Cowan, Jr.
Professor

Phone: (225) 578-9400
E-mail: jhcowan@lsu.edu

James H. Cowan, Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences and the Coastal Fisheries Institute at the Louisiana State University, both of which are part of LSU's School of the Coast and Environment. He received B.Sc. (Biology) and M.Sc. (Biological Oceanography) degrees from Old Dominion University, and M.Sc. (Experimental Statistics) and Ph.D. (Marine Sciences) degrees from the Louisiana State University. Among many other professional activities, he has served on four National Research Council study committees and technical review panels concerning fisheries issues, has twice served on the Ocean Sciences Division, Biological Oceanography Review Panel for the National Science Foundation, and has served as a US delegate both to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the Pacific Marine Sciences Organization (PICES). He was Chairman of the Reef Fish Stock Assessment Panel for 13 years and currently is a member of the Standing Scientific and Statistical Committee for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. He has served as President of the Early Life History Section, and on the Outstanding Chapter Award and Distinguished Service Award committees for the American Fisheries Society. He has almost 25 years of experience conducting fisheries research in marine and estuarine ecosystems, has authored more than 75 refereed publications in the primary fisheries literature, served four years as an associate editor for Estuaries, the journal of the Estuarine Research Federation, for six years as an associate editor for Gulf of Mexico Science and four years as an associate editor for Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

 

 

 

 

Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
Louisiana State University
2247 Engergy, Coast & Environment Bldg.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-7503
Phone: (225) 578-9400
E-mail: jhcowan@lsu.edu

 

 

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