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

Louisiana Project

Can ribbed mussels augment coastal restoration projects in a world of rising seas?

August 2019 - July 2023


Participating Agencies

  • Louisiana Sea Grant
  • USGS

This project examines the role of ribbed mussels in stabilizing shorelines directly through the structure they provide, and indirectly by promoting saltmarsh vegetation growth through their impact on nutrient availability in the soils. In collaboration with researchers at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, and funded by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana and Louisiana Sea Grant, this project will provide information to help guide and inform future restoration efforts.

Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Logarbo, Jordan. 2021. Incorporating life into living shorelines: can gulf ribbed mussels reduce shoreline erosion and enhance restoration practices? LSU Master's Thesis. August 2021
Liner S. 2023. Can gulf ribbed mussels enhance coastal restoration projects in a future with climate change? LSU Master's Thesis. August 2023