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How a Simple Question About Freshwater Inflow to Estuaries Shaped a Career
(Gulf and Caribbean Research, 2021-03-09)
Chance and good luck led to a career studying how freshwater inflow drives estuary processes. In 1986, someone asked me: How much fresh water has to flow to a bay for it to be healthy? The question shaped my career. There ...
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 ...
Oyster growth across a salinity gradient in a shallow, subtropical Gulf of Mexico estuary
(Cambridge University Press, 2021-02-04)
An increase in oyster aquaculture as a sustainable method of shellfish production is one response to overharvest and degradation of natural oyster reefs over the past century. Successful aquaculture production requires ...
Water quality trends in Texas estuaries
(Elsevier Ltd., 2020-01-15)
Coastal watersheds in Texas have experienced significant human population growth over the past several decades, yet there have been no comprehensive assessments of water quality trends in Texas estuaries. Here, analysis ...
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 ...