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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: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 5

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 43

Presentations: 76



Funding Agencies

  • The Nature Conservancy


Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  2. Louisiana State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute