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. Vignier, J., et al., 2018. Evaluation of toxicity of Deepwater Horizon slick oil on spat of the oyster Crassostrea virginica. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(2): p. 1176-1190. 10.1007/s11356-017-0476-2
  2. Schulte, D.M., R.N. Lipcius, and R.P. Burke, 2018. Gear and survey efficiency of patent tongs for oyster populations on restoration reefs. Plos One, 13(5). ARTN e0196725 10.1371/journal.pone.0196725
  3. Lunstrum, A., K. McGlathery, and A. Smyth, 2018. Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Aquaculture Shifts Sediment Nitrogen Processes toward Mineralization over Denitrification. Estuaries and Coasts, 41(4): p. 1130-1146. 10.1007/s12237-017-0327-x
  4. Lohan, K.M.P., et al., 2018. Phylogeography and connectivity of molluscan parasites: Perkinsus spp. in Panama and beyond. International Journal for Parasitology, 48(2): p. 135-144. 10.1016/j.ijpara.2017.08.014
  5. Lipcius, R.N. and R.P. Burke, 2018. Successful recruitment, survival and long-term persistence of eastern oyster and hooked mussel on a subtidal, artificial restoration reef system in Chesapeake Bay. Plos One, 13(10). ARTN e0204329 10.1371/journal.pone.0204329

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