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Benthic monitoring of the Mollie Beattie Coastal Habitat community in relation to opening Packery Channel
Packery Channel was a natural channel that linked Corpus Christi Bay with the Gulf of Mexico, but has been closed since 1912. Construction to reopen the channel began in October 2003 and Packery Channel was reopened on 21 ...
Effect of Freshwater Inflow on Habitat Suitability Change in Texas Bays
Freshwater inflow is critically important for foundational estuarine invertebrate species such as the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica. This empirical study tests the viability of the proactive management strategy of ...
Medium-term monitoring reveals effects of El Niño Southern Oscillation climate variability on local salinity and faunal dynamics on a restored oyster reef
(PLoS ONE, 2021-08-16)
Human activities and regional-scale climate variability drive changes in the ecology of coastal and marine ecosystems. Ecological restoration has emerged as a best-management practice to combat habitat degradation and ...
Long-term trends in the response of benthic macrofauna to climate variability in the Lavaca-Colorado Estuary, Texas
Long-term trends in the response of benthic macrofauna to hydrological conditions were examined in the Lavaca-Colorado Estuary, Texas. Four stations representing a range of salinities in the Lavaca-Colorado Estuary were ...
A Restoration Suitability Index Model for the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, TX, USA
(PLoS ONE, 2012-07-11)
Oyster reefs are one of the most threatened marine habitats on earth, with habitat loss resulting from water quality degradation, coastal development, destructive fishing practices, overfishing, and storm impacts. For ...
Water and Sediment Quality Status and Trends in the Coastal Bend Area- Phase 2: Data Analysis
The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP) has a goal to identify and address relevant sediment and water quality management questions and scientific approaches to protect estuaries. In order to meet this goal, both ...