ASHLEY R BOOTH
My time studying at Nicholls State University and exploring coastal Louisiana led to a passion for wetlands conservation and for preservation of the south Louisiana cultures so intimately linked with this vulnerable landscape. In 2017, I began a PhD program at Louisiana State University in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, where my research focuses on coastal wetland ecology, wetland management, and science communication. You can read more about my current and past research here.
In addition to my academic research, I am interested in intersections between art and science and how scientists can use art to communicate with the general public to motivate community action. I currently use popular science writing and photography to communicate my research outside the scientific community, and have collaborated with several local artists to support and promote their work. I hope that using more publicly accessible and emotive mediums will inspire concern for and action towards conserving the Gulf Coast's coastal wetlands and its unique cultures.
227 Renewable Natural Resources Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803