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Provision of nekton habitat within artificial reefs

Artificial reefs installed in Grand Isle, LA in November 2010.


January 2010 - June 2012


Artificial reefs created in Grand Isle, LA and in Biloxi Marsh, LA are being monitored for their effectiveness in protecting shorelines, their ability to sustain viable oyster reefs, and their provision of key ecosystem services.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 236

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 712

Scientific Publications: 1967

Presentations: 4391



Funding Agencies

  • The Nature Conservancy


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey