Charles A Simenstad

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Hurricanes Katrina and Rita showed the vulnerability of coastal communities and how human activities that caused deterioration of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain (MDP) exacerbated this vulnerability. The MDP formed by dynamic interactions between river and coast at various temporal and spatial scales, and human activity has reduced these interactions at all(More)
Although large over-water structures alter nearshore habitat in a number of ways, little work has been done to study how docks affect nearshore fauna. In Puget Sound, juvenile chum, pink, and ocean-type chinook salmon migrate along the shorelines and feed extensively on shallow water epibenthic invertebrates. As part of an ongoing project on the effects of(More)
Restoration of estuarine habitats is essential for the conservation and recovery of depressed Pacific salmon populations. However, assessing the functions of recently restored habitat poses a number of problems because of the transitory occurrence of salmonids in any one location. We propose assessment criteria and metrics that are based on the habitat's(More)
This project is assessing whether ferry terminals affect juvenile salmon migrating along estuarine and nearshore marine environments and, if so, how design of and modifications to both ferry terminals and operations can mitigate those impacts. This project has three phases. This report summarizes results from Phase I (status of knowledge, initial terminal(More)
In coastal environments, the supratidal zone bridges marine and terrestrial ecosystems and is important for energy exchange. However, it is also subject to extensive anthropogenic disturbance, such as armoring of shorelines. Shoreline armoring is extensive along many coasts, but the impacts on biota are comparatively unknown. Between 2000 and 2002, paired(More)
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  • Kotaro Ono, Charles A Simenstad, Jason D Toft, Susan L Southard, Kathryn L Sobocinski, Amy Borde +6 others
  • 2010
The shadows from large over-water structures built on nearshore habitats in the Puget Sound can reduce prey abundance and disrupt juvenile Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) migratory behavior with potential consequences on survival rates. As part of an ongoing project to reduce the effects of ferry terminals on juvenile salmon, this study looked at the(More)
  • Kurt L Fresh, Megan N Dethier, Charles A Simenstad, Miles Logsdon, Hugh Shipman, Curtis D Tanner +21 others
  • 2012
Acknowledgments The document was greatly improved by the reviews of Rachel Lipsky of the University of Washington, Ed Casillas of NOAA Fisheries and the PSNERP Strategic Science Peer Review Panel, especially Susan Peterson. We also wish to thank Dr. Denise Reed for her efforts leading this group and organizing the reviews. We also thank Melissa Holman and(More)
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