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Oysters @ VIMS

Field and laboratory research at VIMS is key to the recent surge in oyster aquaculture in Virginia, and also underlies increasing success in restoring wild populations of the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica to Chesapeake Bay. Oysters were historically one of the Bay's keystone species, filtering water and providing habitat for numerous Bay organisms through their reefs. Oyster restoration aims to reclaim some of these benefits.

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Five Most Recent Journal Articles
  1. Walles, B., et al., 2015. Demography of the ecosystem engineer Crassostrea gigas, related to vertical reef accretion and reef persistence. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 154: p. 224-233. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.01.006
  2. Smyth, A.R., M.F. Piehler, and J.H. Grabowski, 2015. Habitat context influences nitrogen removal by restored oyster reefs. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52(3): p. 716-725. http://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12435
  3. Ramilo, A., et al., 2015. Update of information on perkinsosis in NW Mediterranean coast: Identification of Perkinsus spp. (Protista) in new locations and hosts. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 125: p. 37-41. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2014.12.008
  4. Kellogg, M.L., et al., 2015. Use of oysters to mitigate eutrophication in coastal waters (vol 151, pg 156, 2014). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 154: p. A1-A1. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.02.003
  5. Dang, C., et al., 2015. Perkinsus sp infections and in vitro isolates from Anadara trapezia (mud arks) of Queensland, Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 113(1): p. 51-58. http://doi.org/10.3354/dao02816

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