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Coupled hydrodynamic-oyster population model for Breton Sound Estuary


August 2012 - August 2014


This project proposes to develop a spatial, process-driven hydrodynamic and oyster population coupled model which can be used to project and predict the impacts of coastal restoration activities, coupled with climate change (relative sea level rise) that will critically inform decisions related to maintaining sustainable and productive oyster aquaculture.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Wang, H., Q Chen, K Hu and M. La Peyre. 2016. A modeling study of the impacts of MIssissippi River diversion and sea-level rise on water quality of a deltaic estuary. Estuaries and Coasts. Estuaries and Coasts. DOI 10.1007/s12237-016-0197-7
  • Wang, H., Q. Chen, M.K. La Peyre, K. Hu, J.F. La Peyre. 2017. Predicting the impacts of Mississippi River Diversions and Sea-Level Rise on spatial patterns of eastern oyster growth rate and production. Ecological Modelling. 352:40-53.


  • Wang H., Q. Chen, M. La Peyre, K. Hu, J. La Peyre and J. Anderson Lively. 2015. Predicting the responses of eastern oyster population to river diversion and sea-level rise. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Meeting. April 23-26, 2015.
  • Wang, H.., Chen, J., La Peyre, M., Lu, K., La Peyre, J., Anderson, J. Modeling Eastern Oyster Growth and Production under Scenarios of River Diversion and Sea-level Rise. State of the Coast, Louisiana, June 2016.

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

  • National Sea Grant Aquaculture Program


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey