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

Louisiana Project

Coupled hydrodynamic-oyster population model for Breton Sound Estuary

August 2012 - August 2014


Participating Agencies

  • National Sea Grant Aquaculture Program

This project proposes to develop a spatial, process-driven hydrodynamic and oyster population coupled model which can be used to project and predict the impacts of coastal restoration activities, coupled with climate change (relative sea level rise) that will critically inform decisions related to maintaining sustainable and productive oyster aquaculture.

Research Publications Publication Date
Wang, H., Q. Chen, M.K. La Peyre, K. Hu, J.F. La Peyre. 2017. Predicting the impacts of Mississippi River Diversions and Sea-Level Rise on spatial patterns of eastern oyster growth rate and production. Ecological Modelling. 352:40-53. January 2017
Wang, H., Q Chen, K Hu and M. La Peyre. 2016. A modeling study of the impacts of MIssissippi River diversion and sea-level rise on water quality of a deltaic estuary. Estuaries and Coasts. Estuaries and Coasts. DOI 10.1007/s12237-016-0197-7 December 2016