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


Participating Agencies

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.

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. July 2010