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- Kjelland, Michael E.; Piercy, Candice D.; Lackey, Tahirih; Swannack, Todd M.
- Ecological modelling 2015 v.308 pp. 45-62
- Crassostrea virginica; adults; decision making; dissolved oxygen; dynamic models; economic valuation; ecosystem services; ecosystems; environmental factors; estuaries; fisheries; habitats; harvesting; hydrodynamics; landscapes; larvae; littoral zone; natural resource management; oysters; population dynamics; reefs; rivers; salinity; simulation models; taxonomic keys; temperature; total suspended solids; uncertainty; viability; water quality; Chesapeake Bay
- ... Eastern oyster abundance is at an all-time low, yet this species is a key component of many estuarine systems because it contributes to ecosystem function by providing habitat, improving water quality, stabilizing benthic and intertidal habitat, increasing landscape diversity and producing more oysters. Given the breadth of environmental benefits oysters provide, as well as their commercial and cu ...