Wise management of coastal resources requires sound scientific understanding of the living and mineral resources of both land and water, from the smallest upland streams through tributaries, bays, and estuaries to the broad expanses of the continental shelf. Learn here about efforts at VIMS to understand watershed dynamics and shoreline erosion, and to manage and conserve tidal and non-tidal wetlands, dunes, sandy beaches, and offshore mineral resources.
- VIMS modeler joins in ensemble forecast of 2015 Gulf dead zone (June 2015) Dr. David Forrest adds to a multi-model forecast that NOAA uses to predict the size of the dead zone that forms off the Mississippi Delta each summer.
- VIMS researcher briefs Capitol Hill on coastal flooding (March 2015) Molly Mitchell discusses the science and impacts of coastal flooding during briefing organized by the nation's leading weather society.
- VIMS develops underwater robot to assist in oil-spill cleanup (March 2015) Prototype developed by Dr. Paul Panetta and crew uses sound waves to help gauge thickness of slicks.
- Study puts some mussels into Bay restoration (July 2014) Research shows that the mussels that typically colonize a restored oyster reef can more than double its overall filtration capacity.
Advisory Service Reports
- Norris, L., J. E. Perry, K. J. Havens, and Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Wetlands Program. 2002. A summary of methods for controlling Phragmites australis. Wetlands Program, [Gloucester Point, VA].
- Virginia Marine Resources Commission, and Virginia Institute of Marine Science. 1998. Guidelines for the establishment, use and operation of tidal wetland mitigation banks in Virginia. Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Newport News, Va.
- National Wetlands Inventory (U.S.). Region 5., and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Annapolis Field Office. 1986. Atlas of National Wetlands Inventory maps, Chesapeake Bay. National Wetlands Inventory, Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ;Annapolis Field Office,, Newton Corner, Mass., Annapolis, Md.
- Hardaway, C. S., and G. L. Anderson. 1980. Shoreline erosion in Virginia. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.
- Boon, J. D., M. E. Boule, and G. M. Silberhorn. 1977. Delineation of tidal wetlands boundaries in lower Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. VIMS, Gloucester Point, VA.
- Silberhorn, G. M. 1976. Tidal wetland plants of Virginia. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.
- Owen, D. W., L. M. Rogers, and M. H. Peoples. 1976. Shoreline situation report, cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.
- Byrne, R. J., and G. L. Anderson. 1976. Shoreline erosion in Tidewater Virginia. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.
- Owen, D. W., M. H. Peoples, and G. L. Anderson. 1975. Shoreline situation report, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Richmond. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.
- Anderson, R. D., D. Garten, and T. F. Smolen. 1974. Legal symposium on wetlands : an executive summary. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.
- Marcellus, K., and Virginia Institute of Marine Science. 1972. Coastal wetlands of Virginia. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.
- Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Wetlands Program. The Virginia wetlands report. Wetlands Program, Gloucester Point, VA.
Five Most Recent Journal Articles
- Sutter, L.A., R.M. Chambers, and J.E. Perry, 2015. Seawater intrusion mediates species transition in low salinity, tidal marsh vegetation. Aquatic Botany, 122: p. 32-39. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2015.01.002
- Isdell, R.E., et al., 2015. Effects of terrestrial-aquatic connectivity on an estuarine turtle. Diversity and Distributions, 21(6): p. 643-653. http://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12289
- Deberry, D.A. and J.E. Perry, 2015. Using the floristic quality concept to assess created and natural wetlands: Ecological and management implications. Ecological Indicators, 53: p. 247-257. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.02.003
- Colden, A.M. and R.N. Lipcius, 2015. Lethal and sublethal effects of sediment burial on the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 527: p. 105-117. http://doi.org/10.3354/meps11244
- Briggs, K.B., et al., 2015. Biogenic effects on cohesive sediment erodibility resulting from recurring seasonal hypoxia on the Louisiana shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 93: p. 17-26. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2014.11.005