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


Personnel

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.