|Effects of intertidal oyster reefs on water quality in a tidal creek ecosystem
||The importance of oyster filtering in moderating aspects of water quality has
received increased attention over the past several years. With population growth and
increasing development in coastal watersheds come increased runoff and pollution of
|The effects of proximity to a subtidal channel on habitat utilization of intertidal oyster reefs
||Habitat use may differ with certain landscape characteristics such as patch quality
and size, the presence of corridors, the connectivity of the landscape, and proximity to
other habitats. In estuarine systems, intertidal oyster reefs are an import...
|Comparison of Perkinsus marinus infection and oyster condition in southeastern North Carolina tidal creeks
||The Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is a commercially important species
that also performs critical ecosystem functions, affecting water quality and providing
habitat for fish and invertebrates. However, populations of C. virginica have dras...
|Growth, reproduction and survivorship responses to food enhancements for two species of estuarine polychaetes: Streblospio benedicti and Laeonereis culveri
||Previous studies evaluating effects of eutrophication in estuarine systems have produced mixed results, sometimes showing weak linkages between resource enhancement and infaunal population responses. A general lack of life history information for ma...