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

Louisiana Project

Assessing multiple stressors on oysters

June 2020 - January 2025


Participating Agencies

  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Management of oysters requires understanding their tolerance to multiple stressors. As estuarine conditions are changed through climate impacts, and human activities, more extreme conditions impact oyster grounds; identifying these impacts on individual oyster populations, and ploidies informs the development of more accurate models of oyster growth, survival and production, and helps identify critical broodstock to support the oyster industry.

Presentations Presentation Date
Mize G, Coxe N, La Peyre MK, La Peyre JF. 2022. Effects of hypoxia and ploidy on mortality of eastern oysters. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Delaware March 29-April 2 2022. March 2022
Coxe N, Casas S, La Peyre M, Kelly M, La Peyre J. 2022. Differential hypoxia tolerance in four Gulf of Mexico oyster populations. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Connecticut March 30-APril 2, 2022. March 2022
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Coxe, Nicholas. 2022. Effects of hypoxia and high temperature on eastern oysters: investigating differential tolerance in populations and ploidies. LSU Master's Thesis. August 2022