William J. Platt, III (Bill)

Professor of Biology at LSU

Research Associate, Tall Timbers Research Station

Bill Platt

Office: A363 Life Sciences Building, LSU
Address: 202 LSB, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6586
Fax: 225-578-2597
Email: Email Bill Platt

Professor of Biology, Louisiana State University, 1988-2007
Research Biologist, Tall Timbers Research Station & Adjunct Associate Professor, Florida State University, 1978-1988
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1975-1978
Assistant Professor, 1970-1975, University of Iowa
Ph.D. Ecology, 1971, Cornell University
B.S. Biological Sciences, 1964, University of Florida

Curriculum Vitae (includes publications)

Research Interests:
My research interests include population and community ecology and conservation biology. My specific research areas include the disturbance ecology, especially hurricane and fire ecology, and restoration ecology of the southeastern United States. I have several decades of study involving empirical and experimental research on the dynamics of subtropical and warm temperate pine savannas, subtropical and warm temperate mixed mesic hardwood forests, and marine-terrestrial coastal transitions along the Gulf of Mexico. My primary long-term study sites include ones located in the Wade Tract and Woodyard Hammock at Tall Timbers Research Station, Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park, Avon Park Air Force Range in central Florida, and Girl Scout Camp Whispering Pines in eastern Louisiana. In addition, I have long-term studied ongoing at coastal sites at The St. Joe Buffer Preserve in Gulf County, FL, Weeks Bay NERR in Baldwin County, AL, Grand Bay NERR in Jackson County, MS, and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park in Jefferson Parish, LA.