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Space for time analysis: Examining fisheries populations on created reefs across the northern Gulf of Mexico

Graduate student Laura Brown with pot full of crabs sampled from artificial reef.


January 2011 - December 2013


Enormous effort and money have gone into restoring or creating artificial oyster reefs, but little is known about the effectiveness of these efforts as they relate to material used for building reefs. Unit scientists and collaborators are examining reefs created between 1 and 20 years ago using different materials to compare oyster populations, and fisheries use of these reefs.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



Funding Agencies

  • The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey