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Department of Biological Sciences

Museum of Life Sciences

The Museum of Life Sciences of LSU Shreveport is a research institution devoted to the scientific study of vertebrate animals, spiders, insects, mollusks, and vascular plants.

The catalogued collections include:

Amphibians and Reptiles -- 9,148 specimens
Mammals -- 2,032 specimens
Birds -- 2,118 specimens
Fish -- 1,430 specimens
Mollusks -- 35,700 specimens
Insects -- 2,000 specimens
Spiders -- 2,650 specimens
Crawfish-- 107 specimens
Vascular Plants -- 10,678 specimens


Contact Information:

Museum of Life Science
LSU Shreveport
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115-2399
Phone: (318) 797-5338
Fax: (318) 797-5222

Director:
Dr. James Ingold
Department of Biological Sciences
LSU Shreveport
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115-2399
Phone: (318) 797-5236
Fax: (318) 797-5222
E-mail: james.ingold@lsus.edu

Director Emeritus:
Dr. Lawrence Hardy
Department of Biological Sciences
LSU Shreveport
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115-2399
Phone: (318) 797-5338
Fax: (318) 797-5222
E-mail:lhardy@lsus.edu

The Bulletin of the Museum of Life Sciences
The bulletin concerns any aspect of the natural history, systematics, or ecology of the flora and fauna of the southeastern United States. Communications regarding manuscripts or the availability of any number of the Bulletin should be addressed to the Museum.

All (except numbers 7, 8, and 9, which are out-of-print) are available from the Museum of Life Sciences, LSU in Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA 71115-2399; phone 318-797-5338).

1. Checklist of the plants of Caddo Parish, Louisiana. D. T. MacRoberts. Number 1:1-54, October 1, 1979.

2. Checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy. Number 2:1-11, October 1, 1979.

3. Checklist of the fishes of Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy and William H. LeGrande. Number 3:1-12, October 1, 1979.

4. Notes on Tradescantia (Commelinaceae). V. Tradescantia of Louisiana. D. T. MacRoberts. Number 4:1-15, September 29, 1980.

5. Checklist of the mammals of Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy. Number 5:1-11, August 25, 1982.

6. The vascular plants of Louisiana. An annotated checklist and bibliography of the vascular plants reported to grow without cultivation in Louisiana. D. T. MacRoberts. Number 6:1-165, December 3, 1984.

7. Documented checklist and atlas of the vascular flora of Louisiana, Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae, and Monocotyledoneae. D. T. MacRoberts. Number 7:xv+288+32, 1989. Out-of-print

8. Documented checklist and atlas of the vascular flora of Louisiana, Dicotyledoneae: Acanthaceae to Fabaceae. D. T. MacRoberts. Number 8:xxxvi+257-536+35, 1989. Out-of-print

9. Documented checklist and atlas of the vascular flora of Louisiana, Dicotyledoneae: Fagaceae to Zygophyllaceae. D. T. MacRoberts. Number 9:xxxvii+537-756+35, 1989. Out-of-print

10. Checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of the Caddo Lake watershed in Texas and Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy. Number 10:1-31, August 20, 1995.

11. Checklist of the birds of the Caddo Lake watershed in Texas and Louisiana. James L. Ingold. Number 11:1-46, August 20, 1995.

12. A floristic and ecological interpretation of the Freeman and Custis Red River Expedition of 1806. D. T. MacRoberts, B. R. MacRoberts, and M. H. MacRoberts. Number 12:1-26, May 15, 1997.

13. Preliminary survey of the vascular flora of the Ouachita Mountains Biological Station, Polk County, Arkansas. Barbara R. MacRoberts, Michael H. MacRoberts, and Travis D. Marsico. Number 13:1-19. November 10, 2005.

14.Freeman and Custis Red River Expedition of 1806: Two Hundred Years Later. Laurence M. Hardy, Ed. Number 14:1-368. June 6, 2008. $20.00, postage paid in U.S.

Click on this link to download a pdf order form for the Freeman and Custis Red River Expedition of 1806: A Bicentennial Celebration and Symposium.

Checklists for northwestern Louisiana:
The following lists are based on the listed publications and are updated as new information becomes available. Click on the appropriate link to download a pdf file of the checklist.

Mammals-- Checklist of the mammals of Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy. Bulletin of the Museum of Life Sciences, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, No. 5:1-11, 1982.

Birds -- Field checklist of the birds of northwestern Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy and Larry R. Raymond. Museum of Life Sciences, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, pocket checklist 1997.

Reptiles-- Checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy. Bulletin of the Museum of Life Sciences, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, No. 2:1-11, 1979.

Amphibians-- Checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy. Bulletin of the Museum of Life Sciences, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, No. 2:1-11, 1979.

Fish-- Checklist of the fishes of Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy and William H. LeGrande. Bulletin of the Museum of Life Sciences, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, No. 3:1-12, 1979.

Spiders -- A checklist to the spiders of northwestern Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy. An up-the-date version is available upon request. Approximately 240 species are known at this writing.

Crawfish-- A checklist of the crawfish of northwestern Louisiana. Laurence M. Hardy.