Professor of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University
LSU Superfund Research Program Community Engagement Core leader
2107 Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Phone: (225) 578-4299
Fax: (225) 578-4286
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Georgia, 1990
M.A., Political Science, University of Georgia, 1984
B.A., History; Psychology, Huntingdon College, 1978
Academic Positions Held:
2013- Louisiana State University, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Professor
2006-2008 Louisiana State University, Associate Dean for Student Services
1997-2013 Louisiana State University, Associate Professor
1990-1996 Louisiana State University, Assistant Professor
1988-1990 Louisiana State University, Instructor
Honors and Scholarships:
1998 LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award
1997 Inaugural Distinguished Teaching Award, Center for Coastal, Energy, and Environmental Resources (CCEER) later known as the School of the Coast and Environment
1992 Louisiana Board of Regents Summer Faculty Research Award, 1992
Selected Recent Publications:
Reams, Margaret A., Nina S.N. Lam, Tabitha M. Cale and Corrinthia M. Hinton, Applying a Community Resilience Framework to Examine Household Emergency Planning and Exposure-Reducing Behavior among Residents of Louisiana’s Industrial Corridor”, Journal of Emergency Management, 2013, Volume 11 (2): pp.107-121.
Reams, Margaret A., Kelsey W. Clinton and Nina S. N. Lam. “Achievement of Climate Planning Objectives among U.S. Member Cities of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives”, Low Carbon Economy, 2012. Volume 3 (4): pp. 137-143.
Reams, Margaret A. and Nina S. N. Lam. 2012. “Measuring Capacity for Resilience among Coastal Counties of the U.S. Northern Gulf of Mexico Region”, American Journal of Climate Change, Volume 1(4): pp. 194-204.
Cale, Tabitha M. and Margaret A. Reams, "Influences on Adoption of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets among U.S. States, 1998-2008”, 2013. Open Journal of Political Science, Vol. 3(1); pp. 39-43.
Shu, Yuqin, Nina S N Lam, Margaret Reams, 2010. “A New Method for Estimating Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Transportation at Fine Spatial Scales”, Environmental Research Letters 5 (2010) (9pp).
Hou, Aixin, Edward Laws, Margaret Reams and Ron DeLaune 2009. “Toxic Elements in Aquatic Sediments: Distinguishing Natural Variability from Anthropogenic Effects, Water, Air,and Soil Pollution (2) (WATE3147.1)
Reams, M. and P. Chandler. 2008. An Examination of FEMA’s Temporary Emergency Housing Program and the Criteria Used to Make Site Selections in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Journal of Emergency Management 6(1): 59-69.
T.K. Haines, C.R. Renner, and M.A. Reams. 2008. “A Review of State and Local Regulation for Wildfire Mitigation”, Chapter 14, The Economics of Forest Disturbances: Wildfires, Storms, and Invasive Species, Holmes, Th.P., Prestemon, J.P., Abt, K.L. (Eds.), Springer Publishers, Inc., 79:442.
Reams, M.A., T.K. Haines, C.R. Renner, M.W. Wascom, and H. Kingre. 2005. Goals, obstacles and effective strategies of wildfire mitigation programs in the wildland-urban interface. Journal of Forest Policy and Economics 7: 818-826.
2013 Member, Coastal Community Resiliency Advisory Group, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
2012 Member, STARS Review Panel, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, DC, March 2012.
2011- 2013 Member, Advisory Committee, Best Practices for Coastal Communities, Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration.
2010-2013 Member, Environmental Health Science Review Committee EHS (P3), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park,
2009-11 Member, National Conference Planning Committee, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS)
2009 Panel Chair, “The Voice(s) of Science”, Association of Environmental Studies and Science (AESS), 2009 Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, October 8-11, 2009.
Theses and Dissertations Directed and Completed:
PhD (2): Megan G. LePeyre, LSU and Melissa Gordon Pringle, LSU.
M.S theses: 74; M.S.-Non-thesis (24)
Post-doc Advisee: Tabitha M. Cale (PhD 2012, LSU)
Current and Recent Grants:
2012-16 Lam NSN, Liu KB, Reams MA, Rivera-Monroy V, Xu YJ. Pace K. Dismukes D. CNH Coupled natural-human dynamics in a vulnerable coastal system. National Science Foundation. $1,499,935. 09/01/12-02/28/17.
2010-14 Lam NSN, Reams M. Development of an empirical model for measuring community resilience. U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Science Foundation. $390,028.
2011-16 Margaret Reams, Leader: Community Outreach and Engagement Core, LSU Superfund Research Center, NIEHS, Core Budget: $589,476.00. 8/16/2011 – 8/15/2016.
2009-12 Margaret Reams, PI, Nina Lam, Co-PI. Developing Indicators for Measuring Socio-economic Impacts of OCS Activities: A Temporal Analysis of Counties within the Gulf of Mexico, US BOEM (Minerals Management Services). $186,564.00. 9/1/09-8/31/12.
2007-12 Margaret Reams, PI, Nina Lam, Co-PI. Socio-Economic Responses to Coastal Land Loss and Hurricanes: Measuring Resilience among Outer Continental Shelf Related Coastal Communities in Louisiana. US Minerals Management Service. $209,472. 09/01/07- 08/31/12.
2008-09 Margaret Reams, PI, Gulf Coast Subsidence and Wetland Loss: A Synthesis of Recent Research. US Minerals Management Service. $67,031. 01/15/08 – 06/14/09.
2007-09 Margaret Reams, PI. Policy Adaptations in Response to Large-Scale Wildfires: Lessons from States at Higher Risk. US Forest Service. $30,000. 08/27/07 – 06/30/09.