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Record number 496371
Title Guidelines for evaluating performance of oyster habitat restoration should include tidal emersion : Reply to Baggett et al.
Author(s) Walles, Brenda; Fodrie, F.J.; Nieuwhof, Sil; Jewell, O.J.D.; Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, Tom
Source Restoration Ecology 24 (2016)1. - ISSN 1061-2971 - p. 4 - 7.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.12328
Department(s) IMARES Delta
IMARES Onderzoeksformatie
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Crassostrea gigas - Crassostrea virginica - Intertidal - Reef performance - Subtidal - Tidal emersion - Vertical zonation
Abstract

Baggett et al. (2015) identified a set of three universal environmental variables to be monitored for evaluating all oyster habitat restoration projects: salinity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen. Perhaps evidencing a bias toward subtidal reefs, this set of parameters omits another first-order environmental factor, tidal emersion. Intertidal oyster reefs can be the dominant reef habitat in estuaries, with clear zonation in oyster performance across the intertidal exposure gradient. Therefore, we propose to include tidal emersion as a fourth universal environmental parameter when designing and evaluating oyster restoration projects to better encompass the whole environmental spectrum along which reefs occur.

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