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Author: Chris Swann
Last Updated: 04-11-2019 19:46
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.