Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
We attempted to reach ALL our students in recent days, but we realize communication has been difficult, if not impossible for some. If you are just now able to see this message, please contact so we can have a better understanding of your status and work with you so you can attain your educational goals.


Dr. Gary Shaffer

Professor of Biological Sciences

Dr. Gary ShafferPh.D., Louisiana State University, 1986


Office: 405 Biology Building

Phone: (985) 549-2865

Office Hours: posted outside office and by appointment


Teaching Expertise: Biostatistics, General Ecology, Wetlands Ecology, Multivariate Statistics

Links:Wetland Restoration Web Page

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests: Isolating the mechanisms responsible for wetland health and habitat-state change through mesocosm and field studies. Landscape-scale restoration of swamps and marshes, bioremediation of small-scale oil spills, statistical modeling of ecosystem dynamics.