The Effects of Urbanization on Populations of Grass Shrimp Palaemonetes spp in Small, High Salinity Estuaries

The Effects of Urbanization on Populations of Grass Shrimp Palaemonetes spp in Small, High Salinity Estuaries

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Daugomah, J. W., Siewicki, T. C., Porter, D. E., Scott, G. I. 2007. The Effects of Urbanization on Populations of Grass Shrimp Palaemonetes spp in Small, High Salinity Estuaries. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 54. NOAA, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, Charleston, SC.

Analysis, Coastal, Ecosystem, Estuary, GIS, Habitat, Invertebrates, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Shellfish, Urban, Urbanization, Water quality, PAHs, Impervious cover, Land use, Aquatic community, Wildlife, Aquatic ecosystems, Biology

This study evaluated the impacts of urbanization on grass shrimp (Palaemonetes spp) populations in a small estuary on the coast of South Carolina (U.S.). Indicators of urbanization (like sediment-sourced PAHs, land use, imperviousness, etc.) were assessed using spatial analysis and GIS techniques. The results indicate that loss of habitat as a result of a growing urban environment is a major influence on declining densities of grass shrimp populations.

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