Linking the Abundance of Estuarine Fish and Crustaceans in Nearshore Waters to Shoreline Hardening and Land Cover

Linking the Abundance of Estuarine Fish and Crustaceans in Nearshore Waters to Shoreline Hardening and Land Cover

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Kornis, M. S., Jacobs, J. M., Jordan, T. E., King, R. S., Weller, D. E., Whigham, D. F. 2017. Linking the Abundance of Estuarine Fish and Crustaceans in Nearshore Waters to Shoreline Hardening and Land Cover. Estuaries and Coasts. 40. 1464-1486

Analysis, Assessment, Coastal, Ecosystem, Estuary, Fish, Habitat, Invertebrates, Macro-invertebrates, Management, Monitoring, Nutrients, Water quality, Wetlands, Land cover, Land use, Aquatic community, Wildlife, Aquatic ecosystems, Biology, Marsh, Shore

This study evaluated the impacts of land cover and shoreline hardening on the nearshore abundance patterns of 15 common estuarine fish and crustacean species. Species abundance was measured at over 580 sites in nearly 40 subestuaries of the Chesapeake and Delaware Coastal Bays along an urbanization gradient with both wetland and hardened shoreline environments. The results can be used to inform coastal conservation and management strategies.

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