Living Shorelines Support Nearshore Benthic Communities in Upper and Lower Chesapeake Bay

Living Shorelines Support Nearshore Benthic Communities in Upper and Lower Chesapeake Bay

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Davenport, T. M., Seitz, R. D., Knick, K. E., Jackson, N. 2018. Living Shorelines Support Nearshore Benthic Communities in Upper and Lower Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries and Coasts. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. 41. 197-206

Analysis, Coastal, Erosion, Estuary, Habitat, Macro-invertebrates, Shellfish, Aquatic community, Benthic, Aquatic ecosystems, Biology, Biomass, Shoreline, Oysters, Living shoreline

This study assessed the response of benthic communities to living shorelines in two subestuaries of the Chesapeake Bay (U.S.). Following living shoreline implementation, the density and biomass of clams increased while those of polychaetes decreased, which indicates a favorable response from benthic communities.

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