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 the Chesapeake Bay. Oysters were historically one of the Bay's keystone species, filtering water and providing reef habitat for many other organisms. Oyster restoration aims to reclaim some of these benefits.

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Five Most Recent Journal Articles
  1. McCarty, A.J., S.K. Allen, and L.V. Plough, 2022. Genome-wide analysis of acute low salinity tolerance in the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica and potential of genomic selection for trait improvement. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 12(1).
  2. Bienlien, L.M., et al., 2022. Impact of parasitism on levels of human-pathogenic Vibrio species in eastern oysters. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 132(2): p. 760-771.
  3. Ben-Horin, T., et al., 2022. Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus Increase in Intertidal-Farmed Oysters in the Mid-Atlantic Region, but Only at Low Tide. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 84(1): p. 95-104.
  4. Pease, S. K. D., et al., 2021. Oyster hatchery breakthrough of two HABs and potential effects on larval eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Harmful Algae, 101 101965.
  5. Morris, R. L., et al., 2021. Large-scale variation in wave attenuation of oyster reef living shorelines and the influence of inundation duration. Ecol Appl, e2382.

Read a full list of VIMS-authored journal articles related to oysters