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Marsh terracing as a wetland restoration tool for creating fishery habitat
(, 2001 Sep)
Terracing is a relatively new wetland-restoration technique used to convert shallow subtidal bottom to marsh. This method uses existing bottom sediments to form terraces or ridges at marsh elevation. A terrace field is ...
Nekton in Gulf Coast wetlands: Fine-scale distributions, landscape patterns, and restoration implications
(, 2002 Apr)
Many decapod crustaceans and fishes are common inhabitants of flooded salt marshes in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, but spatial distributions are uneven, and population sizes are difficult to estimate. We measured ...
The distribution of benthic infauna of a Texas salt marsh in relation to the marsh edge
(, 2002 Dec)
Coastal salt marshes in the northern Gulf of Mexico are often highly fragmented, with a large amount of marsh edge, the interface between the vegetated marsh surface and shallow open water. Nekton predators, including many ...
Growth of newly settled red drum Sciaenops ocellatus in different estuarine habitat types
We examined growth of recently settled juvenile red drum in salt marsh, seagrass, oyster reef, and on nonvegetated bottom areas in the Galveston Bay system of Texas (USA). We estimated growth using otolith microstructure ...
Nekton use of different habitat types in seagrass beds of Lower Laguna Madre, Texas
(, 2003 Jan)
We compared densities of fishes and decapods among three types of undisturbed seagrass beds (Halodide wrightii, Syringodium filiforme, and Thalassia testudinum) and three dredged material areas (old deposits revegetated ...