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Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Editors

Mark W. Luckenback, Roger Mann, James A. Wesson

Publication Date

1999

Book Title

Oyster reef habitat restoration : a synopsis and synthesis of approaches ; proceedings from the symposium, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 1995

Publisher

VIMS Press

City

Gloucester Point, VA

Abstract

Traditional oyster repletion activities have utilized a two-dimensional approach to shell (substrate) deployment to attain maximal coverage in subtidal locations with little consideration for optimal thickness of deployed shell and tidal elevation. Vertical dimensionality may play a vital role, however, in the establishment and persistence of oyster communities. Therefore, a three-dimensional oyster reef was constructed in the Piankatank River, Virginia, and settlement and mortality patterns of oysters were recorded from June of 1993 through September of 1994.

Small-Scale Patterns of Recruitment On A Constructed Intertidal Reef: The Role of Spatial Refugia

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