Margaret Reams

    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

    Website :


    Research Interests, Expertise:

    • Environmental policy and management
    • Resilience
    • Sustainability


    Recent Publications:


    Paille B.Reams M.A., Argote J., Lam N.S., Kirby R. 2016. Influences on Adaptive Planning to Reduce Flood Risks Among Parishes in South Louisiana. Water 2016, 8, 57; doi:10.3390/w8020057

    Lam, N.S., Reams M.A., Li K., Li C., Mata, L. 2016. Measuring community resilience to coastal hazards along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Natural Hazards Review 17(1), 04015013. doi:doi:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000193



    Reams, M.A., Lam, N.S., Cale, T.M., and Hinton, C. 2013. 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.11(2):107-120. Doi:10.5055/jem.2013.0130.

    Cale, T.M. and Reams. M.A. 2013. Influences on Adoption of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets among U.S. States, 1998-2008. Open Journal of Political Science. 3(1):39-43.



    Reams, M.A., Clinton, K.W. and Lam, N.S. 2012. Achievement of Climate Planning Objectives among U.S. Member Cities of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. Low Carbon Economy.3(4): 37-143.
     Reams, Margaret A. and Lam, N.S. 2012. Measuring Capacity for Resilience among Coastal Counties of the U.S. Northern Gulf of Mexico Region. American Journal of Climate Change.1(4):194-204.


    Kongman, M., Wascom, M., Reams, M. and DeLaune, R. 2011. Water conservation practices for improving water-use policy in irrigated rice. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. 57(3): 261 – 271.



    Shu, Y., Lam, N.S., Reams, M. 2010. A New Method for Estimating Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Transportation at Fine Spatial Scales. Environmental Research Letters.

     Renner, C.R., Haines, T.K. and Reams, M.A. 2010. Better Building Blocks: Effective State-level Programs to Reduce Home Losses to Wildfire. Wildfire March/April 2010.