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Introduction of Non-Native Oysters: Ecosystem Effects and Restoration Implications
Oysters have been introduced worldwide to 73 countries, but the ecological consequences of the introductions are not fully understood and substantial population, community, and habitat changes have accompanied new oysters.
Extinction and Ecosystem Function in the Marine Benthos
It is shown that species extinction is generally expected to reduce bioturbation, but the magnitude of reduction depends on how the functional traits of individual species covary with their risk of extinction.
Global Analysis of Factors Affecting the Outcome of Freshwater Fish Introductions
Abstract:  As humans move species around the globe, biotic homogenization decreases diversity. It is therefore crucial to understand factors influencing invasion success at a global scale. I analyzed
TROUBLE ON OILED WATERS: Lessons from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Post-spill research is reviewed and set in its legal context and it is recommended that future studies address spatial patterns in the intertidal, and focus on the abundances of long-lived species and on organisms that preserve a chronological record of growth.
Tidal exchange, bivalve grazing, and patterns of primary production in Willapa Bay, Washington, USA
Willapa Bay, Washington, USA, is a shallow, coastal-plain, upwelling-influenced estuary where Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas are intensively cultivated. CTD transect data show that in the
Factors Preventing the Recovery of a Historically Overexploited Shellfish Species, Ostrea lurida Carpenter 1864
Recovery of the remnant population of O. lurida is indicated that recovery has been hampered by the removal of dense subtidal native oyster shell accumulations during exploitation, by direct competition from exotic species, and by the appearance of novel introduced Oyster shell settlement substrate in the intertidal zone.
Impacts of Invasive Oyster Drills on Olympia Oyster (Ostrea lurida Carpenter 1864) Recovery in Willapa Bay, Washington, United States
Investigation of the potential role of two introduced predatory gastropods, the Japanese drill and the eastern drill, in limiting Olympia oyster recovery finds introduced drills may be only one of a suite of factors that prevent rebuilding of Olympia oysters in the intertidal zone in Willapa Bay.
Historical ecology with real numbers: past and present extent and biomass of an imperilled estuarine habitat
The first ever large-scale quantitative assessment of the extent and biomass of marine habitat-forming species over a 100-year time frame is presented, finding evidence for a 64 per cent decline in the spatial extent of oyster habitat and an 88% decline in oyster biomass over time.
Reducing the risks of nonindigenous species introductions.
A though plants and animals have always spread across the globe, expanding their ranges and invading new territories, human civilization has accelerated these biological invasions to an extraordinary