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

Louisiana Staff Member


Megan La Peyre

Megan La Peyre

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (225) 578 - 4180
Email: mlapey@lsu.edu

Education

  • Ph D Louisiana State University 2000
  • MS College of William and Mary 1995
  • BA Duke University 1992

Biography

Megan joined the Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2000, where she is the Assistant Unit Leader and Associate Research Professor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.

Teaching Interest

Megan teaches classes related to restoration of estuarine coastal systems, and natural resources policy.

Research Interest

Megan's research focuses on estuarine ecology. Her lab is engaged in field and laboratory studies examining fish and invertebrate use of natural, restored and created shallow estuarine habitats including the ecology and ecosystem function of oyster reefs.

Research Publications Publication Date
Westbrook, P., Heffner, L., La Peyre, MK. 2019. Oyster-mediated nutrient bioassimilation, burial and denitrification: effects of timing and location. Marine Biology 166:4. | Abstract 2018-12-31
Watson, A., Reece, J., Tirpak, B.E., Edwards, C.K., Geselbracht, L., Woodrey, M., La Peyre, M.K., and Dalyander, P.S., 2017, The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment: Mangrove, Tidal Emergent Marsh, Barrier Islands, and Oyster Reef: Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Research Bulletin WFA421, Mississippi State University, 100 p., | Abstract | Publisher Website 2017-06-30
Watson, A., J. Reece, B.E. Tirpak, C. K. Edwards, L. Geselbracht, M. Woodrey, M. LaPeyre, and P. S. Dalyander. 2015. The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment: Mangrove, Tidal Emergent Marsh, Barrier Islands, and Oyster Reef. | Abstract 2015-10-31
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. 2017-01-31
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 2016-12-31
Toft, JD, Bilkovic, DM, M. Mitchell and M. La Peyre. 2017. Chapter 24: A Synthesis of Living Shoreline Perspectives. In: Bilkovic, DM, M. Mitchell, MK La Peyre, JD Toft. eds. Living shorelines: the science and management of nature-based coastal protection. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 2017-02-28
Taylor, C., La Peyre MK, Sable S., Kiskadon E, Baustian M. 2020. Gear Comparison Study for Sampling Nekton in Barataria Basin Marshes. 66 pp. https://thewaterinstitute.org/reports 2020-06-30
Soniat et al.2012 A Shell-neutral modeling approach yields sustainable oyster harvest estimates: a retrospective analysis of the Louisiana state primary seed grounds. Journal of Shellfish Research 31:1101-1112. Dec 2012. 2012-12-31
Sehlinger, T, Lowe MR, La Peyre MK, Soniat TM. Differential effects of temperature and salinity on growth and mortality of oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in Barataria Bay and Breton Sound, Louisiana. Journal of Shellfish Research 2019-08-31
Schwarting Miller, L, J. La Peyre, M. La Peyre. 2017. Suitability of oyster restoration sites along the Louisiana coast: important biotic and abiotic factors influencing oyster population dynamics and reef-building. Journal of Shellfish Research 36:341-351. https://doi.org/10.2983/035.036.0206 URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/ | Abstract 2017-08-31
Rybovich, M., La Peyre, M., Hall, S., La Peyre, J. 2016. Growth and mortality of spat, seed, and market-sized oyster at low salinities and high temperatures. Journal of Shellfish Research. | Abstract 2016-10-31
Reece JS, Watson A, Dalyander PS, Edwards CK, Geselbracht L, La Peyre MK, Tirpak BE, Tirpak JM Woodrey, M. A multiscale natural community and species-level vulnerability assessment of the Gulf Coast, USA. 2018-07-31
Plunket J and M. L. La Peyre. 2005. Cultched oyster beds as fish adn macroinvertebrate habitat in Barataria Bay, LA. Bulletin of Marine Science 77(1):155-164. 2005-07-31
Piazza, BP and MK La Peyre. 2011. Nekton community response to a large-scale Mississippi River discharge: examining immediate and lagged effects to managed freshwater flow. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. | Download | Publisher Website 2011-01-31
Piazza, B.P., M.K. La Peyre. 2012. Measuring changes in consumer resource availability to riverine pulsing in Breton Sound, Louisiana, USA. PLoS ONE 7(5):e37536. 2012-10-31
Piazza, B.P. M.K. La Peyre and B.D. Keim. 2010. Relating large-scale climate variability to local species abundance: ENSO forcing and brown shrimp(Farfantepenaeus aztecus) in Breton Sound, Louisiana USA. Climate Research 42:195-207 | Download 2010-08-31
Piazza, B., and M. K. La Peyre. 2007. Restoration of the annual flood pulse in Breton Sound, Louisiana, USA: habitat change and nekton community response. Aquatic Biology 1:109-119 | Download 2007-11-30
Piazza, B., P. D. Banks and M. K. LA Peyre. 2005. The potential for created oyster reefs as a sustainable shoreline protection strategy in Louisiana. Restoration Ecology 13:1-8. | Download 2005-09-30
Piazza, B. and M La Peyre. 2010. Using Gambusia affinis growth and condition to assess estuarine habitat quality: a comparison of indices. Marine Ecology Progress Series 412:231-245. | Download 2010-06-30
Piazza, B. P., and M. K. La Peyre. 2009. The effect of Hurricane Katrina on nektkon communities in the tidal freshwater marshes of Breton Sound, Louiaiana, USA. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 12/31/08 | Download 2009-05-31
Piazza BP, MK Piehler, B Gossman, MK La Peyre and JF La Peyre. Oyster recruitment and growth on an artificial reef structure in Grand Isle, LA. Bulletin of Marine Science 84:59-66. | Download 2008-12-31
Patton, BA, Nyman JA, La Peyre MK. 2020. Living on the edge: Multi-scale analyses of waterbird habitat use in coastal wetlands of Barataria Basin, Louisiana, USA. Wetlands 2020-07-31
Nyman, JA, MK La Peyre, A Caldwll, S. Piazza, C Thom and C Winslow. 2009. Defining restoration targets for water depth and salinity in wind-dominated Spartina patens (Ait. ) Muhl. coastal marshes. Journal of Hydrology 376:327-336. | Download 2009-10-31
Nyman, J. A., and M. K. La Peyre. 2002. High hopes for marsh terraces as a small scale wetland restoration tool in coastal Louisiana. The Wildlife Society Bulletin. Fall 2002:8-11. 2002-11-30
Morris RL, Bilkovic DM, Boswell MK, Bushek D, Cebrian J, Goff J Kibler KM, La Peyre MK, McClenachan G, Moody J, Sacks P, Shinn JP, Sparks EL, Temple NA, Walters LJ, Webb BM, Swearer BM. 2019. Oysters reefs in shoreline protection: are we over-engineering for an ecosystem engineer? Journal of Applied Ecology. 2019-04-30
McCoy E, Borrett SR, La Peyre MK, Peterson BJ. 2017. Estimating the impact of oyster restoration scenarios on transient fish production. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.12498 | Abstract 2017-01-31
Marshall, DA, La Peyre MK. 2020. Effects of inundation duration on oyster reefs in southeastern Louisiana. Experimental Results. | Abstract 2020-07-31
Marshall, D.A., Sutor, M., La Peyre, J.F., La Peyre M.K. 2020. Using reproductive potential to assess Louisiana oyster population sustainability. Restoration Ecology | Abstract 2020-07-31
M. K. La Peyre and T. Birdsong. 2008. Physical variation of non-vegetated marsh edge habitats and nekton habitat use patterns in Barataria Bay, LA, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 356:51-61. | Download 2008-03-31
Lowe, M.R., T. Sehlinger, T.M. Soniat and M.K. La Peyre. 2017. Interactive effects of water temperature and salinity on growth and mortality of eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica: a meta-analysis using 40 years of monitoring data. Journal of Shellfish Research 36:1-15. | Abstract 2017-10-31
Llewellyn, C. and M. La Peyre. 2010 Evaluating ecological equivalence of created marshes: comparing structural indicators with stable isotope indicators of blue crab trophic support; Estuaries; DOI 10.1007a/s12237-010-9297-y | Download 2010-09-30
Lavaud R., La Peyre MK, Casas S, Bacher C, La Peyre JF. 2017. Integrating the effects of salinity on the physiology of the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, in the northern Gulf of Mexico through a Dynamic Energy Budget model. Ecological Modelling 363:221-233. | Abstract 2017-09-30
La Peyre, MK. 2015. Final Summary to the South Central Climate Science Center for Occurrence and variation in submersed aquatic vegetation along the northern Gulf of Mexico: a hierarchical approach to assess impacts of environmental change on SAV resources. 2012-2015. 2015-12-31
La Peyre, MK, Serra, K., Joyner, A, Humphries. AH. 2015, Assessing shoreline exposure and oyster habitat suitability maximizes potential success for restored oyster reefs. PeerJ 10.7717.peerj.1317. | Abstract | Download 2015-10-31
La Peyre, MK, Nix, EA, Laborde, L, Piazza, BP. 2012. Gauging state-level and user group views of oyster ref restoration activities in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ocean and Coastal Management 67:1-8. | Publisher Website 2012-04-30
La Peyre, MK, L. Miller, S. Miller, E. Melancon. 2017. Chapter 18: Comparison of oyster populations, shoreline protection service and site characteristics at seven created fringing oyster reefs in Louisiana: key parameters and responses to consider. In: Bilkovic, DM, M. Mitchell, MK La Peyre, JD Toft. eds. Living shorelines: the science and management of nature-based coastal protection. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 2017-02-28
La Peyre, MK, Eberline, BS, Soniat, TS, La Peyre, JL. 2013. Differences in extreme low salinity timing and duration differentially affect eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) recruitment, size class growth and mortality in Breton Sound, LA Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 135:146-157. | Abstract | Download 2013-10-31
La Peyre, MK, B. Gossman and JF La Peyre. Defining optimal freshwater flow for oyster production: effects of freshet rate and magnitude of change and duration on eastern oysters and Perkinsus marinus infection. Ecological Applications 2009-01-31
La Peyre, MK, A. D. Nickens, G. Tolley, A. Volety and J. F. La Peyre. 2003. Environmental significance of freshets in reducing Perkinsus marinus infection in eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica): Potential management applications. Marine Ecology Progress Series 248:165-176. 2003-01-31
La Peyre, MK and S. Rowe. 2003. Effects of salinity changes on growth of Ruppia maritima L. Aquatic Botany 77(3)0:235-241. 2003-06-30
La Peyre, MK and J Gordon. 2012. Nekton density patterns and hurricane recovery in submerged aquatic vegetation, and along non-vegetated natural and created edge habitats. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 98:108-118 2012-01-31
La Peyre, M.K., J. Geaghan, G. Decossas, J. F. La Peyre. 2015. Analysis of environmental factors influencing salinity patterns, oyster growth and mortality in lower Breton Sound Estuary, Louisiana using 20 years of data 2016-01-31
La Peyre, M.K., B. Gossman and B.P. Piazza. 2009. Short and long-term response of deteriorating brackish marshes and open-water ponds to sediment enhancement by thin-layer dredge disposal. Estuaries and Coasts 32:390-402. 2009-03-31
La Peyre, M.K., A. Humphries, S. Casas, J. La Peyre. 2014. Temporal variation in development of oyster reef functional services. Ecological Engineering 63:34-44. | Abstract | Download 2014-01-31
La Peyre, M., S. Casas, W. Gayle and J. La Peyre. 2010. The combined influence of sub-optimal temperature and salinity on the in vitro viability of Perkinsus marinus, a protistan parasite of the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology doi:10.1016/j.jip.2010.6.010 | Download 2010-08-31
La Peyre, M., S. Casas and J. La Peyre. 2006. Salinity effects on viability, metabolic activity and proliferation of three Perkinsus species. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 71:59-74. (January 2006) | Download 2007-01-31
La Peyre, M., Furlong, J., Brown, L.A., Piazza, B.P., Brown, K. 2014. Oyster reef restoration in the northern Gulf of Mexico: extent, methods and outcomes. Ocean and Coastal Management 89:20-28. | Abstract | Download 2014-01-31
La Peyre, M. K., S. M. Casas, A. Villalba and J. F. La Peyre. 2008. Temperature effects of two Perkinsus species viability, metabolic activity and prliferation, and its significance to understanding seasonal cycles of perkinsosis. Parasitology 135:505-519 2008-04-30
La Peyre, M. K., Reams, M. A., and Mendelssohn, I. A. 2001. Linking actions to outcomes in wetland management: an overview of state wetland management. Wetlands 21(1):66-74. 2001-09-30
La Peyre, M. K., M. A. Reams, P. H. Templet, J. B. Grace and I. A. Mendelssohn. 2001. Identifying determinants of nations' wetland management programs using structural equation modeling: an exploratory analysis. Environmental Management 27(6):859-868. 2001-09-30
La Peyre, M. K., Bush, C. B., C. Winslow, A. Caldwell, J. A. Nyman. 2005. Potential for seed bank recruitment in restored and managed marshes of southwest Louisiana. Southeast Naturalist 4(2):273-286. 2005-07-31
La Peyre, M. K., B. Gossman and J. A. Nyman. 2007. Assessing functional equivalency of nekton habitat in enhanced habitats: comparison of terraced and unterraced marsh ponds. Estuaries and Coasts 30:526-536. 2007-06-30
La Peyre, M. K. G., C. Bush Thom, C. Winslow, A. Caldwell, and J. A. Nyman. 2005. Potential seed bank recruitment from restored and managed coastal marshes in southwest Louisiana. Southeastern Naturalist 4(2):273-286. 2005-11-30
La Peyre, M. . K., M. A. Reams and I. A. Mendelssohn. 2000. State wetland protection: a matter of context? Coastal Management. 28:287-302. 2001-09-30
La Peyre MK, Marshall DA, Miller LS, Humphries A. 2019. Oyster reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico estuaries support unique fish and decapod crustacean use. Frontiers in Marine Ecology, Special Issue: Gulf of Mexico Reefs, Past, Present and Future | Abstract | Download 2019-10-31
La Peyre MK, Bernasconi SB, Lavaud R, Casas SM, La Peyre JF. 2019. Eastern oyster clearance and respiration rates in response to acute and chronic exposure to suspended sediment loads. Journal of Sea Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2019.101831 | Abstract 2019-11-30
Kanouse, S., M. K. La Peyre and J. A. Nyman. 2006. Nekton use of submerged aquatic vegetation and nonvegetated bottom microhabitats within brackish marsh ponds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 327:61-69 2006-12-31
Johnston, J.B., D.R. Cahoon and M.K. La Peyre. 2009. Outer continental shelf (OCS)-related pipelines and navigation canals in the Western and Central Gulf of Mexico: Relative impacts on wetland habitats and effectiveness of mitigation. U.S. Dept of the INterior,Minerals Managemetn SErvice, BUlf of MExico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study MMS 2009-048. 200 p. 2009-10-31
Humphries, AT, MK La Peyre, ME Kimball, LP Rozas. 2011. Testing the effect of habitat structure and complexity on nekton assemblages using experimental oyster reefs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.08.017 | Download 2011-08-31
Humphries, AT, MK La Peyre, GA Decossas. 2011. Effect of structural complexity, prey density, and predator-free space on prey survivoship at created oyster reef mesocosms. PLOSOne: 6(12):e28339. 2011-12-31
Humphries AT, La Peyre MK. 2016. Oyster reef restoration supports increased biomass and potential commercial fishery value. PeerJ 3:e1111; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1111 | Download 2016-10-31
Humphries A, Josephs L, La Peyre M, Hall S, Dowty Beech, R. 2019. Vulnerability of resource users in Louisiana's oyster fishery to environmental change. Ecology and Society | Abstract 2019-09-30
Honig, A, M La Peyre, J. Supan. 2014. Seasonal gametogenesis of the ribbed mussel, Geukensia Granossissima, in southeastern Louisiana. Sexuality and Early Development in Aquatic Organisms 1:75-82. | Abstract | Download 2014-10-31
Honig, A, J. Supan, M. La Peyre. 2015. Population ecology of the gulf ribbed mussel across a salinity gradient: recruitment, growth and density within a Louisiana estuary. Ecosphere 6:1-13. | Abstract 2015-11-30
Hollweg, T.A., K. Sauby, M.C. Christman, J. Cebrian, and M. La Peyre. 2019. Understanding Nekton Use of Shallow Estuarine Habitats in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Guidebook for Resource Managers and Restoration Practitioners. Abt Associates, Boulder, CO. June. GOMA website. 2020-03-31
Hillmann, ER, Rivera-Monroy, VH, Nyman, JA La Peyre MK. 2020.nEstuarine submerged aquatic vegetation habitat provides organic carbon storage across a shifting landscape Science of the Total Environment | Abstract 2020-01-31
Hillmann, ER, DeMarco KD, La Peyre MK. Salinity and season dictate submerged aquatic vegetation variability in Barataria Basin, Louisiana, USA. Aquatic Biology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/ab00719 | Abstract 2019-09-30
Hillmann, E., K.E. DeMarco and M La Peyre. 2016. Establishing a baseline of estuarine submerged aquatic vegetation resources across salinity zones within coastal areas of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. 3:25-32. | Abstract | Publisher Website 2016-08-31
Hillmann ER, La Peyre MK. Effects of salinity and light on growth and interspecific interactions between Myriophyllum spicatum L. and Ruppia maritima L. Aquatic Botany | Download 2019-10-31
Greiner La Peyre, M. K., J. B. Grace, E. Hahn and I. A. Mendelssohn. 2001. The importance of competition in regulating species abundance along a salinity gradient. Ecology. 82(1):62-69. 2001-09-30
DeMarco, K, E. Hillmann, M. Brasher, M. La Peyre. 2016. Brackish marsh zones as a waterfowl habitat resource in submerged aquatic vegetation beds in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:261-269. | Abstract | Publisher Website 2016-03-31
De Marco, KD, Couvillion, B, Brown S., La Peyre, MK. 2018. Submerged aquatic vegetation mapping in coastal Louisiana through development of a spatial likelihood occurrence (SLOO) model. Aquatic Botany 151:87-97. 2018-09-30
Casas SM, Lavaud R, La Peyre MK, Comeau LA, Filgueira R, La Peyre JF. Quantifying salinity and season relationships on eastern oyster clearance and oxygen consumption rates. Marine Biology | Abstract 2018-04-30
Casas SM, La Peyre JL, La Peyre MK Evaluating variability and success in oyster reef restoration within an estuarine lake using two endpoints: Crassostrea virginica population dynamics and shell resources accretion. MEPS 524: 171-184 | Abstract | Download 2015-01-31
Casas S. M., Filgueira R, Lavaud R., Comeau L. A., La Peyre M. K., La Peyre J. F.. COMBINED EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE AND SALINITY ON THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TWO GEOGRAPHICALLY-DISTANT EASTERN OYSTER POPULATIONS. Journal of Experimental Biology | Abstract 2018-06-30
Bush, C. S., M. K. La Peyre and J. A. Nyman. 2004. Nekton use of restored habitat in a southwest Louisiana marsh. Ecological Engineering 23:63-75. 2004-10-31
Brown, L, J. Furlong, K. Brown, M. LaPeyre. 2013. Oyster Reef Restoration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Effect of Artificial Substrate and Age on Nekton and Commensal Community Use. Restoration Ecology 1-9. | Abstract | Download 2013-12-31
Bilkovic, DM, Mitchell, MM, La Peyre MK, Toft, JD. editors. 2017. Living shorelines: the science and management of nature-based coastal protection. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL 2017-03-31
Bilkovic, DM, M. Mitchell, J. Toft and M. La Peyre. 2017. Chapter 1: Introduction: A Primer to Living Shorelines. In: Bilkovic, DM, M. Mitchell, MK La Peyre, JD Toft. eds. Living shorelines: the science and management of nature-based coastal protection. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 2017-02-28
Beck, S., and M.K. La Peyre. 2015. Oyster harvest in coastal Louisian: reef habitat alteration and the resident community response. Fishery Bulletin 113:327-340; doi: 10.7755/FB.113.3.8 | Download 2015-06-30
Bagget, L.P, Powers, S.P. + 14 others. 2015. Setting guidelines for monitoring and evaluating the performance of oyster habitat restoration projects. Restoration Ecology | Abstract | Download 2015-09-30
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Swam, Lauren Master's Active None
Leblanc, Sarah Catherine Master's Active None
Logarbo, Jordan Master's Active None
Presentations Presentation Date
zu Ermgassen et al. 2019. Estimating fish and invertebrate production from seagrass, saltmarsh and oyster reef in the Gulf of Mexico. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Meeting, Mobile, LA, Nov 3-8, 2019. 2019-11-03
Westbrook, P., Heffner, L., and M. La Peyre. Nutrient mitigation provided by oyster reefs in coastal Louisiana. State of the Coast, Louisiana, June 2016. 2016-06-01
Westbrook, P., Heffner, L., La Peyre. M. 2016. Nutrient mitigation provided by oyster reefs in coastal Louisiana. LDWF Research Symposium. May 31, 2016. Baton Rouge, LA. 2016-05-31
Westbrook, P, Heffner, L, La Peyre. M. 2017. Oysters help maintain water quality. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine. WInter 2017. 2017-10-01
Westbrook, P and M La Peyre. 2016. Water quality benefits provided by oyster reefs in coastal Louisiana. Louisiana Fisheries Summit. New Orleans, LA. 2016-03-12
Wang, H.., Chen, J., La Peyre, M., Lu, K., La Peyre, J., Anderson, J. Modeling Eastern Oyster Growth and Production under Scenarios of River Diversion and Sea-level Rise. State of the Coast, Louisiana, June 2016. 2016-06-01
Wang, H, CHen Q, La Peyre MK, Hu K, La Peyre JF 2018. Predicting the impacts of Mississippi River diversions and sea-level rise on spatial patterns of eastern oyster growth rate and production. State of the Coast, New Orleans, LA, May 30-June 1, 2018. 2018-05-30
Wang H., Q. Chen, M. La Peyre, K. Hu, J. La Peyre and J. Anderson Lively. 2015. Predicting the responses of eastern oyster population to river diversion and sea-level rise. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Meeting. April 23-26, 2015. 2015-04-23
Tirpak JM + 12 authors. 2016. Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment: Mangrove, Tidal Emergent Marsh, Barrier Islands, and Oyster Reef. LDWF 2015 Research, Management and Wildlife Education Symposium. Baton Rouge, LA. May 31, 2016 2016-05-31
Taylor, C, Nyman JA, Faldyn MJ, MK La Peyre. 2019. Effects of freshwater inflow on blue crab Callinectes sapidus populations in Louisiana. Louisiana Association of Professional BIologists Meeting, Lafayette, LA. 2019-08-12
Taylor, C, Coxe, M., Baustian, M, Sable, S. 2019. Seines, electrofishing, throwtraps: a comparison of three gear types in Barataria Bay, LA. Louisiana Association of Professional BIologists. Lafayette, LA 2019-08-09
Taylor C, Nyman JA, La Peyre MK. 2019. Effects of freshwater inflow on blue crab Callinectes sapidus populations in Louisiana. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Meeting, Mobile, AL. Nov 2-8, 2019. 2019-11-08
Swam L, La Peyre MK, Couvillion B, Callam B, La Peyre JF. 2020. Oyster resource zones in coastal Louisiana: Defining oyster resource zones for restoration, fisheries and aquaculture. Gulf Estuarine Research Society Virtual Meeting, Nov. 16-19, 2020. 2020-11-16
Swam L, La Peyre MK, Callam B, La Peyre JF. 2020. Low salinity tolerance in oyster populations: Assessing effects of salinity on growth and survival of Crassostrea virginica. Bays and Bayous Symposium, December 1-3, 2020. Virtual. 2020-12-01
Sehlinger, T, Lowe, M, Soniat, T, La Peyre, M. 2016. Synthesis of LDWF datasets for improved management of the Louisiana oyster fishery. LDWF Symposium. Baton Rouge, LA May 31, 2016. 2016-05-31
Sehlinger, T, Lowe MR, La Peyre MK, Soniat TM. 2019. DIfferential effects of temperature and salinity on growth and mortality of eastern oysters Crassostrea virginica in Barataria Bay and Breton Sound, Louisiana. National Shellfisheries Association 111th Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 7-11, 2019. 2019-03-07
Sehlinger, T, Lowe M, Soniat TM, La Peyre MK, Beck S. 2016. Combined effects of temperature and salinity on eastern oyster population dynamics in the Barataria Estuary, Louisiana. SEAFWA, Baton Rouge, LA 2016-10-17
Sehlinger T, M. Lowe, T.M. Soniat, M.K. La Peyre. Using Long-term Monitoring Data to Derive Regionally Specific Growth and Mortality Relationships for Louisiana Oysters. National Shellfisheries Assocation. Knoxville, TN. March 2017 2017-03-02
Schwarting, L, M La Peyre, S. Casas, J. La peyre. Suitability of living oyster reef sites along the Louisiana Gulf coast with respect to oyster recruitment, growth and mortality. Benthic Ecology Meeting 42nd 2013-03-05
Rybovich, M., M. La Peyre, S. Hall, J. La Peyre. Effects of low salinity and high temperature on spat, seed, and market-sized oyster (Crassostrea virginica) growth and mortality. NSA 2014 2014-03-30
Riley, S., M. La Peyre, J. La Peyre, M. Kelly. 2017. Using Next Generation Sequencing to Identify Local Adaptation to Salinity in the American Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, in the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology Meeting, January 2017, New Orleans, LA. 2017-01-04
Pollack, J., M. La Peyre, J. Grabowski, D. Yoskowitz. Evaluating restoration success: ecology, economy, and society. CERF 2015 Session Proposal. Nov 8-12, Portland OR 2015-11-08
Piazza, B., M.K. La Peyre and B. Keim. 2009. Relating large-scale climate variability to local species abundance: ENSO forcing and brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) in Breton Sound, Louisiana, USA. Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. Portland, OR, Nov 1-5. 2009-11-05
Nyman, J. A., Megan K. La Peyre. 2009. Defining restoration targets for flooding and salinity in Louisiana's intermediate and brackish marshes. Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists; August 13-14, Lafayette, LA. 2009-01-01
Nyman, J. A., M. La peyre. 2009. Defining restoration targets for water depth and salinity in wind-dominated Spartina paten (ait.) Muhl. Coastal marshes. Society for Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting June Madison WI. 2009-01-01
Morris, R.L., + 11. 2018. Oysters on the front line: nature-based solutions for coastal defence. ECSA 57: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems. Perth, Australia, 3-6 September 2018. 2018-09-03
Moore S, Marshall DA, Sutor M, La Peyre M. 2019. Quantifying reproductive output in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. CERF Meeting, Nov 8-12, Mobile AL. 2019-11-08
Megan K La Peyre, E.R. Hillmann, K.E. DeMarco*, B. Couvillion, S. Brown, J.A. Nyman. 2016. Potential impacts of changing environmental conditions on overall submerged aquatic vegetation resources: food and habitat availability for dependent fish and wildlife. SEAFWA Meeting. Oct. 16-18, Baton Rouge, LA 2016-10-18
McGraw KA, La Peyre ML. 2019. Mollusk restoration - an overview and introduction to the session. National Shellfisheries Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 7-11, 2019. 2019-03-07
Marshall DA, Moore S, Perez A, Sutor M, La Peyre J, La Peyre M. 2019. Using oyster fecundity and reproductive capacity to assess individual and metapopulation sustainability and restoration success. CERF Meeting, Nov 8-12, 2019, Mobile, AL. 2019-11-08
M.K. La Peyre and B. Piazza. 2009. Development of nekton indicators for evaluating the effects of coastal restoration on nekton communities. Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. Portland, OR, Nov 1-5. 2009-01-01
Lowe, M, Sehlinger, T, La Peyre, M, Soniat, T. 2016 Environmental Drivers of Eastern Oyster Population Dynamics in Louisiana: what can “biggish” data tell us? Restore America's Estuaries. New Orleans, LA. Dec 2016. 2016-12-12
Loh, Ai Ning, La Peyre, M.K. submitted as session topic. Ocean Pollution: The Gulf of Mexico as a case study. ASLO, 2014. 2014-04-05
Logarbo JR, Rossi R, La Peyre MK, Roberts BJ. 2020. Examining potential drivers of gulf ribbed mussel distribution in southeast Louisiana. Gulf Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Nov 16-18, 2020. 2020-11-16
Logarbo J, Rossi R, La Peyre MK, Roberts BJ. 2019. Enhancing living shoreline restoration practices using native ecosystem engineers: Geukensia granosissima and Spartina alterniflora. CERF Meeting, Nov 8-12, 2019, Mobile, AL. 2019-11-08
LeBlanc, SC, Rossi R, Roberts BJ, La Peyre MK. 2020. Development and sustainability of ecosystem services for restored oyster reefs in Louisiana. Gulf Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Nov 16-18, 2020. 2020-11-16
Lavaud, R., M. La Peyre, C. Bacher, s. Casas Liste, J. La Peyre. 2015 Quantifying physiological response of eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, to regional environmental variability using the Dynamic Energy Budget Theory . National Shellfisheries Association 103rd Annual Meeting. Monterey CA 2015-03-23
Lavaud, R., M. La Peyre, C. Bacher, J. La Peyre. 2015. How to include the effect of salinity on the physiological response of eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, in a Dynamic Energy Budget Model? 2015 Dynamic Energy Budget Symposium, April 26-28, Marseille, France 2015-04-27
Lavaud, R., La Peyre, M., Justic, D., Wang, L., Bacher, C., La Peyre, J. Predicting potential growth of oysters in the Barataria Bay (Louisiana, USA) through a Dynamic Energy Budget model under scenarios of climate change and river management. State of the Coast, Louisiana, June 2016. 2016-06-01
Lavaud, R., La Peyre, M, Justic, D., Wang, L, Bacher, C and La Peyre J. Predicting potential growth of oysters in the Barataria Bay (Louisiana, USA) using outputs from a hydrodynamic model under scenarios of climate change and river management. Abstract for International Society of Ecological Modeling Meeting, May 2016. 2016-05-08
La Peyre, MK. 2016. Session Moderator. Abundance, distribution and ecosystem functions of submerged aquatic vegetation in coastal Louisiana. State of the Coast, June 2016, New Orleans, LA. 2016-06-01
La Peyre, MK, Lowe, M., Hanke, M., Pollack, J. Understanding eastern oyster reef dynamics for improved restoration and management. Restore America's Estuaries. Dec. 12-16, New Orleans, LA. 2016-12-12
La Peyre, MK, L. Schwarting. Spatial and temporal development of living shoreline oyster reefs in coastal Louisiana. National Shellfisheries Association Mtg. 2014 2014-03-30
La Peyre, MK, Hillmann ER, DeMarco, KE, Couvillion B, Brown S, Nyman JA. 2016. Potential impacts of changing environmental conditions on overall submerged aquatic vegetation resources: food and habitat availability for dependent fish and wildlife. SEAFWA, Baton Rouge, LA 2016-10-17
La Peyre, M.K., A. Huprhies, S. Casas Liste and J. La Peyre. Temporal variation in development of ecological services in response to oyster reef restoration in Louisiana Benthic Ecology Meeting 42nd 2013-03-01
La Peyre, M., Schwarting-Miller, L. and Miller., S. 2015. Suitability of oyster restoration reefs sites along the Louisiana Gulf coast: importance of multi-year and site data to understand factors affecting reef sustainability 2015-11-08
La Peyre MK. 2019. Using conservation and restoration activities to understand foundation species - a tale of two biogenic habitats. CERF Meeting. Nov 8-12, 2019, Mobile, AL. 2019-11-08
La Peyre MK, Schwarting Miller LS, Miller S., Melancon, E. 2016. Comparison of oyster populations, shoreline protection service and site characteristics at seven created fringing reefs in Louisiana: key parameters and responses to consider. Restore America's Estuaries. Dec 2016, New Orleans, LA 2016-12-12
La Peyre MK, Aguilar D, Smith-Kyle, A. 2018. Filling a knowledge gap: using oyster ladders to understand the importance of inundation duration in successful living shorelines. State of the Coast, New Orleans, LA. May 30-June 1, 2018. 2018-05-30
La Peyre MK, 2017. It all goes downstream: effects of altered riverine flow on an estuarine foundation species. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. September 2017 2017-09-23
Jaegge A, La Peyre MK, Casas S, La Peyre J, Stauffer B. 2019. Restoration induced changes to phytoplankton communities: do cyanobacteria affect oyster feeding and selectivity? Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Meeting, Mobile AL Nov 2-8, 2019. 2019-11-08
Honig, A., J. Supan, M. La Peyre. POPULATION ECOLOGY OF THE RIBBED MUSSEL, GEUKENSIA GRANOSSISSIMA, IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA. NSA March 2014. 2014-03-30
Honig, A, J. Supan, M. La Peyre. SEASONAL GAMETOGENESIS OF THE RIBBED MUSSEL, GEUKENSIA GRANOSISSIMA. NSA March 2014 2014-03-30
Honig A, J. Supan, M. La Peyre. Recruitment, growth, mortality and density of the ribbed mussel in relation to salinity, vegetation density and flooding rate in southeastern Louisiana. Benthic Ecology 42nd Mtg. 2013-03-01
Hongqing Wang1, Jim Chen2, Megan La Peyre1, 3, Jerome La Peyre3, Julie Anderson3, Kelin Hu2, Gary Decossas3, and Lindsay Schwarting3. 2014 Predicting the Impacts of River Diversion and Sea-level Rise on Eastern Oyster Growth and Production State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA March 2014. 2014-03-05
Hillmann, ER, V. Rivera-Monroy, MK La Peyre. 2016. Long-term carbon storage of submerged aquatic vegetation beds across the salinity zone within deltaic estuaries of the northern Gulf of Mexico. State of the Coast, June 1-3, 2016, New Orleans, LA. 2016-06-01
Hillmann, ER, Rivera-Monroy, VH, La Peyre MK. 2016. Carbon sotrage in submerged aquatic vegetation beds across salinity gradients within coastal Louisiana deltaic estuaries. RAE Dec. 12-16, 2016. New Orleans, LA 2016-12-12
Hillmann, E.R., V. Rivera Monroy, M.K. La Peyre. 2017. Estuarine submerged aquatic vegetation beds provide significant carbon storage in deltaic environments Coastal Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. Rhode Island. 2017-11-12
Hillmann, E., Rivera-Monroy, V., La Peyre. M. 2017. Submerged aquatic vegetation habitat sequesters organic carbon. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine. Winter 2017. 2017-10-01
Hillmann, E, DeMarco, K, La Peyre, M. 2015. Environmental drivers of seasonal variability in coastal marsh pond SAV communities along a salinity gradient in Barataria basin, Louisiana, U.S.A. State of the Coast, Louisiana. June 2016 2016-06-01
Hillmann, E, DeMarco, K, La Peyre, M. 2015. Predicted effects of climate change will change the spatial distribution of dominant SAV biomass resources in shallow, estuarine waters along the northern Gulf of Mexico. 6th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, November 1-4, 2015 2015-11-04
Gayle, W., S. Casas, M. La Peyre and J. La Peyre. 2009. The combined effects of sub-optimal temperature and salinity on the viability of Perkinsus marinus, a protistan parasite of the eastern oyster Crassotrea virginica. National Shellfisheries Association Meeting, 101st Annual Meeting, March 19-25, Savannah, GA. 2009-01-01
From Physics to Oysters: An Integrated Modeling Huang H, D Justic, K Xu, J La Peyre, M La Peyre. Study of the Potential Impacts of Future Large Sediment Diversions on Louisiana Eastern Oyster. Louisiana Fisheries Summit. New Orleans, LA 2016-03-12
Decossas, G., M. La Peyre. Influence of ENSO on Oyster Mortality in Selected Breton Sound Sites (1988-2011). NSA March 2014 2014-03-30
DeMarco, KE, Hillmann, E, Nyman JA, La Peyre MK. 2016. Changing coastal salinities will affect submerged aquatic vegetation resources in the northern Gulf of Mexico. LDWF Research Symposium. May 31, 2016. 2016-05-31
DeMarco, KE, Hillmann, E and M La Peyre 2015. Changing coastal salinities will affect submerged aquatic vegetation resources in the northern Gulf of Mexico. CERF, Nov 8-12, 2015, Portland OR 2015-11-08
DeMarco, KE, Hillmann ER, MK La Peyre. 2018. Submerged aquatic vegetation in Barataria Bay, Louisiana: seasonal and spatial patterns. State of the Coast, New Orleans, LA. May 30-June 1, 2018. 2018-05-30
DeMarco, KE, Hillmann E, Brasher, M, La Peyre, M. 2015. Changes in coastal salinities will affect seed availability for waterfowl in submerged aquatic vegetation beds and coastal marshes in the northern Gulf of Mexico 6th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. November 1-4, 2015 2015-11-04
DeMarco, KE, Brown, S, Couvillion, B, La Peyre. MK. 2016. Drawing the map of submerged aquatic vegetation in the northern Gulf of Mexico: distribution patterns across salinity zones. Restore Americas Estuaries, New Orleans, LA Dec 12-16, 2016 2016-12-12
DeMarco, K., Hillmann, E., Brasher MG, and MK La Peyre. 2016. Variation in submerged aquatic vegetation and waterfowl food resources across a coastal salinity gradient in the northern Gulf of Mexico - impacts on habitat value. SWS international Meeting, Corpus Christ, Texas 2016-06-03
DeMarco, K., Brown, S., Couvillion, B. and M La Peyre. 2017. How do you map what you can’t see? Submerged aquatic vegetation occurrence modeling in Louisiana. Coastal Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. November, Rhode Island 2017-11-12
DeMarco, K, Osland, M., Couvillion, B. M. La Peyre. 2015. Drawing the map of submerged aquatic vegetation in the northern Gulf of Mexico: distribution and patterns of abundance across salinity zones State of the Coast Abstract. June 2016 2016-06-01
Darnell, K., Carruthers, T., Biber, P., La Peyre, M, DeMarco, K and Hillmann, E. 2016. The nutrient status of submerged aquatic vegetation along a salinity gradient in Louisiana. State of the Coast, June 2016 2016-06-02
Carruthers, T., M. La Peyre, K. Darnell, M. Baustian. 2015. Understanding Gulf Coast estuarine and deltaic benthic ecology for restoration. Session Proposal, CERF Conference, Portland, OR. 2015-11-08
Carruthers, T, +12. 2018. Potential benefits to wave attenuation, sediment processes, and SAV habitat from terrace restoration (SHREDS). National Conference for Ecosystem Restoration, New Orleans, LA. Aug 26-30, 2018. 2018-08-26
Bernasconi, S., Lavaud, R., La Peyre, M., La Peyre, J. 2016. Eastern oysters’ physiological responses to acute and chronic exposure to suspended sediments. State of the Coast, Louisiana, June 2016. 2016-06-01
Bernasconi, S, Lavaud R, La Peyre M, La Peyre J. 2016 Eastern oysters’ physiological responses to acute and chronic exposure to suspended sediments. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Research Symposium. Baton Rouge, LA. May 31, 2016. 2016-05-31
Bacher, C., M. La Peyre, J. La Peyre ORAL National Shellfisheries Association Meeting 2014 Assessing the effect of environmental drivers on the oyster Crassostrea virginica using a Dynamic Energy Budget model. National Shellfisheries Association mtg March 2014 2014-03-30
Angelle Anderson and M. La Peyre. 2009. Evaluating the use of 13C and 15N to detect differences in habitat specific trophic support of estuarine-dependent nekton in southwest Louisiana. Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. Portland, OR, Nov 1-5 2009-11-03
Aguilar, D., Pollack, J., MK La Peyre, B. Lebreton. 2018. A meta-analysis of oysters and organic matter sources in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico using stable isotopes. GERS meeting. Nov. 2018. Galveston, TX 2018-11-10
La Peyre, M., J. Furlong, L. Brown, B. Piazza, K. Brown. Oyster reef restoration in the northern Gulf of Mexico: extent, methods and outcomes. CERF Meeting 2013. 2013-11-08
Brown, L., Furlong, J., K. Brown, M. La peyreOyster reef restoration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: effect of material and age on nekton and benthic marcoinvertebrate assemblages. ABSTRACT. CERF Meeting NOv 2013 2015-11-05
Technical Publications Publication Date
Watson, Amanda, Reece, Joshua, Tirpak, B.E., Edwards, C.K., Geselbracht, Laura, Woodrey, Mark, La Peyre, M.K., and Dalyander, P.S., 2017, Data for Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7BC3WR8. 2017-01-31
Watson, A., J. Reece, B.E. Tirpak, C.K. Edwards, L. Geselbracht, M. Woodrey, M. LaPeyre, and P.S. Dalyander. 2015. The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment: Mangrove, Tidal Emergent Marsh, Barrier Islands, and Oyster Reef. 132 p. Available from: http://gulfcoastprairielcc.org/science/science-projects/gulf-coast-vulnerability-assessment/ 2016-12-31
Wang H, Enwright NM, Soniat M, Hermann JE, La PEyre MK, Kim SC, Bunch B, Stelly SJ, Dalyander PS, Mickey RC. 2020. Chapter B. Oyster Habitat Suitability Modeling for the Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment at Dauphin Island. IP-113347 2020-01-31
Wang H, Enwright NM, Darnell KM, La Peyre MK, Cebrian J, Kim SC, Bunch B, Stelly SJ, Couvillion BR, Dalyander PS, MIckey RC, Segura M. 2020. Chapter C. Seagrass Habitat Suitability Modeling for the Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment at Dauphin Island. IP-113355 2020-01-31
Taylor, C., La Peyre MK, Sable S, Kiskaddon E, Baustian M. 2020. Gear Comparison Study for sampling nekton in Barataria Basin Marshes. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Report. 61 pp. | Download 2020-04-30
Piazza, B.P. and M.K. La Peyre. 2009. The impacts of freshwater diversion projects on non-fishery aquatic organisms: development of nekton indicators. Report submitted to the US FWS, adminstered by LDWF for the State wildlife Grant Program,.. 180pp. 2009-05-31
Nyman, J.A., C. Bush, A. Caldwell and M. K. La Peyre. 2002. Effectiveness of terraces in restoring marsh at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. August 2002. 2002-08-31
La Peyre, MK. 2015. Final Summary to the South Central Climate Science Center for Occurrence and variation in submersed aquatic vegetation along the northern Gulf of Mexico: a hierarchical approach to assess impacts of environmental change on SAV resources. 2012-2015. 2015-11-30
La Peyre, M.K., Schwarting, Lindsay, and Miller, Shea, 2013, Preliminary assessment of bioengineered fringing shoreline reefs in Grand Isle and Breton Sound, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1040, 34 p. 2012-12-31
La Peyre, M.K., Schwarting, Lindsay, and Miller, Shea, 2013, Baseline data for evaluating development trajectory and provision of ecosystem services of created fringing oyster reefs in Vermilion Bay, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1053, 43 p. 2012-12-31
La Peyre, M.K. and B.P. Piazza. 2005. Impact and magnitude and timing of freshwater flow on nekton productivity, diversity, and community assemblage downstream of the Caernarvon freshwater diversion structure, Breton Sound, Louisiana - Year Two Report. Louisiana Governor's Applied Coastal Research and Development Program. 2006-10-31
La Peyre, M.K. and B.P. Piazza. 2005. Impact and magnitude and timing of freshwater flow on nekton productivity, diversity, and community assemblage downstream of the Caernarvon freshwater diversion structure, Breton Sound, Louisiana - Year One Report. Louisiana Governor's Applied Coastal Research and Development Program. 2005-09-30
La Peyre, M., DeMarco, K., and Hillmann, E., 2017, Submerged aquatic vegetation and environmental data for coastal areas from Texas through Alabama, 2013-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GH9G44. 2017-05-31
La Peyre, M., B. Gossman and B. Piazza. 2006. Short and long-term effects of thin layer deposition of dredged material on marsh health (marsh accretion and vegetation health): Year 1 Report submitted to National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Habitat Restoration. 67 pp. 2006-07-31
Hillmann, E., and La Peyre, M., 2017, Sediment carbon, submerged aquatic vegetation and environmental variables in deltaic southeast Louisiana (2015-2016): U.S. Geological Survey data release,https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QZ2853. 2017-05-31
Hillmann, E., DeMarco, K., and La Peyre, M., 2017, Submerged aquatic vegetation and environmental data along a salinity gradient in Barataria Bay, Louisiana (2015): U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7M61HG4. 2017-05-31
Fox, David M., Philip C. Stouffer, D. Allen RUtherford, W.E. Kelso, Megan La Peyre and Raynie Bambarger. 2007. Impacts of a freshwater diversion on wildlife and fishes in the Maurepas Swamp. Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6; Agreement #DW-14-95045601-1; Work Order 79. 152 pp. 2007-04-30
DeMarco, KD, Couvillion B, La Peyre MK. 2019. Modeling Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) likelihood of occurrence in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve under present conditions and proposed restoration. doi:10.5066/P9ICTL2V (IP: 108722) 2019-05-31
DeMarco, K., Hillmann, E., and La Peyre, M., 2017, Seed biomass from shallow coastal water areas from Texas through Alabama, 2013-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,https://doi.org/10.5066/F7Z899WV. 2017-05-31
DeMarco, K., Hillmann, E., and La Peyre, M., 2017, Seed biomass from shallow coastal water areas along a salinity gradient in Barataria Bay, Louisiana (2015): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TH8K5J. 2017-05-31