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Seagrass Resilience at the Chandeleur Islands

Informing project design and long-term monitoring and adaptive management of large-scale ecosystem restoration to maximize natural resource benefits through the protection and enhancement of seagrass habitat at the Chandeleur Islands, LA In their efforts to restore the Chandeleur Islands off coastal Louisiana, natural resource agencies must use the best available science and develop a long-term … Continue reading

Seagrass Conservation on Florida’s Nature Coast

Seagrass conservation through actionable research: Management areas for prevention of scarring (SCAR MAPS) Damage to seagrasses by propeller scarring in aquatic preserves of Florida’s Nature Coast is a growing issue that is of increasing concern to managers and stakeholders. The project team will collect geographic, biological, logistical, and socioeconomic data to pair with stakeholder guidance … Continue reading

Barrier Island Seagrass Community Restoration

Full Title: A decision-driven integrated ecosystem approach to maximize benefits of barrier island restoration and management of the Chandeleur Islands for seagrass and associated communities This project will scope and design a plan to address the uncertainties of restoring seagrasses and associated communities along barrier islands in Louisiana, which will inform the restoration and long-term … Continue reading

Seagrass Restoration & Resiliency

Full Title: Building resilience into seagrass bed restoration: The role of genetic variation This project will work to reduce the uncertainties of seagrass restoration by considering the impacts of genetic variation in remaining seagrass beds. Photo by Whitney Scheffel Photo by Anastasia Konefal Lead Investigator: T. Erin Cox, University of New Orleans, Natural Resource … Continue reading


Turtlegrass Full Title: Gulf-wide assessment of habitat use and habitat-specific production estimates of nekton in turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) This project assessed the use of turtlegrass by finfish and shellfish across the northern Gulf Mexico and evaluated the specific ways seagrass supports blue crabs, a commercially important species. The Team: Kelly M. Darnell (Lead Investigator, The … Continue reading