Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Institute History (VIMS)
VIMS 75th Anniversary Alumni Research Symposium
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA
Structurally complex reefs created by the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica provide a host of ecosystem services yet have experienced significant declines, prompting extensive restoration efforts. We investigate the use of created oyster reefs in the lower Bay by mobile finfish and blue crabs with field surveys and diet analysis. The results of this study provide insight into how restoration activities influence estuarine community dynamics and the provision of ecosystem services.
Poster, VIMS 75th Anniversary, Institute History, Alumni, Oysters, Created Reefs, Blue Crab
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Pfirrmann, Bruce W. and Seitz, Rochelle, "Quantifying finfish and blue crab use of created oyster reefs in the lower Chesapeake Bay" (2015). Presentations. 23.