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

Louisiana Project


Use of Bio-Engineered Reefs for Shoreline Stabilization

May 2008 - April 2012


Personnel

Participating Agencies

Sampling created oyster reefs in Sister Lake, LA

While living shorelines have become a valuable tool to stabilize marsh, and enhance fisheries production locally, this project seeks to understand what factors control the ability of the living shoreline to develop long-term sustainable oyster populations, and how reef complexity affects fisheries enhancement.

Presentations Presentation Date
La Peyre, M.K. and A. Humphries. 2010. Effects of shoreline reef creation on edge erosion, marsh resilience and nekton community assemblages in Louisiana. International Conference on Shellfish Restoration, Charleston, SC. Nov 2010 2010-11-19
Casas, S., J. La Peyre and M. La Peyre. 2010. Oyster Reefs as a Restoration Tool: Do Reef Structure, Physicochemical Conditions, and Wave Energy Environment Affect Reef Sustainability? State of the Coast meeting. BAton Rouge, LA June 2010 2010-06-08
A. Humphries and M.K. La Peyre. 2009. Linking structural complexity in created oyster reefs to nekton use and provision of refuge. Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. Portland, OR, Nov 1-5. 2009-11-05
Humphries, A. and M.K. La Peyre. 2010. Habitat structural complexity alters the refuge value of created eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reefs. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Jan 3-7, 2010. 2010-01-06
Casas, S., J. La Peyre, M. La Peyre. 2010. Oyster Reefs as a Restoration Tool: Do Reef Structure, Physicochemical Conditions, and Wave Energy Environment Affect Reef Sustainability? International Conference on Shellfish Restoration. Charleston, SC Nov 2010 2010-11-17
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Humphries, Austin T. 2010. Effects of habitat structural complexity on nekton assemblages: lab and field observations in southern Louisiana. Louisiana State University, MS Thesis. 70pp. 2010-07-31