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Maud Walsh

Professor of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University

LSU Superfund Research Project Research Translation Core Leader




Phone:  225-578-1211

Fax:       225-578-1403




Research Interests, Expertise:

  • K-16 environmental education
  • Environmental communication
  • Phytoremediation
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Astrobiology, specifically the record of early life on Earth.


Recent Publications:



Walsh, M. and Wicks, C. 2014. Introducing Transdisciplinary Problem Solving to Environmental Management Systems and Geology Students through a Case Study of Disturbed Coastal Systems. Journal of College Science Teaching 43 (3): 48-53.



Anderson, L., Walsh, M., Roy, A., Bianchetti, C., and Merchan, G. 2011. The Potential of Thelypteris palustris and Asparagus sperengi in the Phytoremediation of Arsenic-contaminated Soils.  International Journal of Phytoremediation 13:177–184.



Walsh, Maud M. 2010. Microbial Mats on the Early Earth: the Archean Rock Record. In: Seckbach, J. and Oren, A., eds. Microbial Mats: Modern and Ancient Microorganisms in Stratified Systems. Series: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, Vol. 14. Springer, 2010, pp. 43-51.


Walsh, M., Cormier, S.A., Varner, K., & Dellinger, B. 2010. By-Products of Thermal Treatment of Hazardous Waste: Formation and Health Effects. EM. 26-30. PMCID: PMC3368582.



Seckbach, J. and Walsh, M., eds.  2008. From Fossils to Astrobiology: Records of Life on Earth and the Search for Extraterrestial Biosignatures.  Volume 12 CELLULAR ORIGINS, LIFE IN EXTREME HABITATS AND ASTROBIOLOGY Springer, p. 546 


Walsh, M.M. and Westall, F. 2008. Disentangling the Microbial Fossil Record in the Barberton Greenstone Belt: A Cautionary Tale In: Seckbach, J. and Walsh, M., eds.  From Fossils to Astrobiology: Records of Life on Earth and the Search for Extraterrestial Biosignatures.  Springer, 2008, pp. 25-37.



Anderson, L. and Walsh, M. 2007.  Arsenic uptake by common marsh fern Thelypteris palustris and its potential for phytoremediation. Science of the Total Environment.  379 (2-3): 263-265 doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.09.032 


Russo, M., Kelsey, S., and Walsh, M. 2007. Online Integration of Information Literacy in an Environmental Management Systems Course.  Understanding Online Instructional Modeling: Theories and Practices.  Eds. R. Zheng and S. P. Ferris.  Hershey, Pennsylvania: Idea Group, Inc. pp. 240-251.



Ngwenya, E., Walsh, M., Metosh-Dickey, C. and Portier, R. 2006. Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage Leachate by a Physico-chemical and Biological Treatment Train Approach.  Remediation 16 (2): 79-90.



Walsh, M. M., Jenkins, D., Powell, K. and Rusch, K. 2005.  The Campus Lake Learning Community:  Promoting a Multi-disciplinary Approach to Environmental Problem-Solving.  Journal of College Science Teaching 34 (5): 24-27.