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Barry Keim
State Climatologist & LSU Professor of Geography and Anthropology

Dr. Barry Keim is an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at LSU and is the Louisiana State Climatologist.

His research interests are in the areas of climate change, extreme weather events, heavy rainfall, hurricanes, and applied climatology, and he has published numerous scholarly articles on these topics.

His recent research includes the environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina to Louisiana including the devastation of his hometown of Chalmette, Louisiana.

Current Topic


06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

Who polices the police in Louisiana?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

Recent Topics


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?


02/15 - Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?

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