Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Louisiana
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Louisiana Project

Exploring Louisiana's oyster populations: examining population tolerances to salinity

July 2019 - June 2026


Participating Agencies

  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette

This project tests performance of previously untested populations of oysters from Louisiana waters under different water quality conditions. The goal is to identify potential stocks for a breeding program, and identify characteristics of oysters to match to environmental settings.

Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Campanino F. 2023. Assessing the effects of live oysters and sampling gear on biodiversity metrics of reef-associated benthic and nekton assemblages. LSU Masters Thesis. August 2023