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. 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2020.101965
  2. 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2382
  3. Jordan-Cooley, W. C., et al., 2021. Corrigendum to "Bistability in a differential equation model of oyster reef height and sediment accumulation" [J. Theor. Biol. 289 (2011) 1-11]. J Theor Biol, 525 110735. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2021.110735
  4. McCarty, A. J., et al., 2020. Heritability of acute low salinity survival in the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). Aquaculture, 529 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735649
  5. Matt, J. L., et al., 2020. A field test investigating the influence of brood stock origin and ploidy on the susceptibility of Crassostrea virginica to "triploid mortality" in the Chesapeake Bay. Aquaculture, 526 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735375

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