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References from Supporting Literature

 Bibliography of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Researve (NERR)



References are from literature pertaining to specific NERR initiatives, including conservation and land management, freshwater inflow, effect on oil and gas activities, and seagrass and marsh restoration. Citation format follows the journal: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.


Allen, R.L., Turner, R.E., 1989. Environmental influences on the oyster industry along the west coast of Florida. Journal of Shellfish Research 8, 95-104.

Allen, Y.C., Wilson, C.A., Roberts, H.H., Supan, J., 2005. High resolution mapping and classification of oyster habitats in nearshore Louisiana using sidescan sonar. Estuaries 28, 435-446.

Andrews, J.D., Ray, S.M., 1988. Management strategies to control the disease caused by Perkinsus marinus. In: Fisher, W.S. (Ed.), Disease processes in marine bivalve molluscs. American Fisheries Society Special Publication no. 18. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Md., pp. 257-264.

Barnes, T.K., Volety, A.K., Chartier, K., Mazzotti, F.J., Pearlstine, L., 2007. A habitat suitability index model for the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), a tool for restoration of the Caloosahatchee Estuary, Florida. Journal of Shellfish Research 26, 949-959.

Battista, T.A., 1999. Habitat Suitability Index Model for the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica, in the Chesapeake Bay: a Geographic Information System Approach. M.S. Thesis, University of Maryland, 111 pp. 

Beck, M.W., Brumbaugh, R.D., Airoldi, L., Carranza, A., Coen, L.D., Crawford, C., Defeo, O., Edgar, G.J., Hancock, B., Kay, M., Lenihan, H., Luckenbach, M.W., Toropova, C.L., Zhang, G., 2009. Shellfish Reefs At Risk: a Global Analysis of Problems and Solutions. Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA. 56 pp. 

Beck, M.W., Brumbaugh, R.D., Airoldi, L., Carranza, A., Coen, L.D., Crawford, C., Defeo, O., Edgar, G.J., Hancock, B., Kay, M.C., Lenihan, H.S., Luckenbach, M.W., Toropova, C.L., Zhang, G., Guo, X., 2011. Oyster reefs at risk and recommendations for conservation, restoration, and management. BioScience 61, 107-116.

Brumbaugh, R.D., Beck, M.W., Coen, L.D., Craig, L., Hicks, P., 2006. A Practitioner's Guide to the Design and Monitoring of Shellfish Restoration Projects: An Ecosystem Services Approach. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA. 32 pp. 

Breitburg, D.L., Coen, L.D., Luckenbach, M.W., Mann, R., Posey, M., Wesson, J.A., 2000. Oyster reef restoration: convergence of harvest and conservation strategies. Journal of Shellfish Research 19, 371-377.

Brown, S.K., Buja, K.R., Jury, S.H., Monaco, M.E., Banner, A., 2000. Habitat suitability index models for eight fish and invertebrate species in Casco and Sheepscot Bays, Maine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20, 408-435.

Buczkowski, B.J., Reid, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., Reid, J.M., Williams, S.J., et al., 2006. usSEABED: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series no. 146. Version 1.0.

Cake Jr., E.W., 1983. Habitat suitability index models: Gulf of Mexico American oyster. FWS/OBS-82/10.57. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. 37 pp.

Carlsson, J., Carnegie, R.B., Cordes, J.F., Hare, M.P., Leggett, A.T., Reece, K.S., 2008. Evaluating recruitment contribution of a selectively bred aquaculture line of the oyster, Crassostrea virginica used in restoration efforts. Journal of Shellfish Research 27, 1117-1124.

Carnegie, R.B., Burreson, E.M., 2011. Declining impact of an introduced pathogen: Haplosporidium nelsoni in the oyster Crassostrea virginica in Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 432, 1-15.

Chu, F-L.E., 1996. Laboratory investigations of susceptibility, infectivity, and transmission of Perkinsus marinus in oysters. Journal of Shellfish Research 15, 57-66.

Craig, A., Powell, E.N., Fay, R.R., Brooks, J.M., 1989. Distribution of Perkinsus marinus in Gulf coast oyster populations. Estuaries 12, 82-91.

Curnutt, J.L., Comiskey, J., Nott, M.P., Gross, L.J., 2000. Landscape-based spatially explicit species index models for Everglades restoration. Ecological Applications 10, 1849-1860.

de Zwaan, A., 1983. Carbohydrate catabolism in bivalves. In: Wilbur, K.M., Hochachka, P.W. (Eds.), The Mollusca: Volume 1, Metabolic Biochemistry and Molecular Biomechanics. Academic Press, New York, pp. 137-175.

Dellapenna, T.M., Simons, J., 2007. Oyster Reef and Seabed Mapping of Copano Bay - CMP Cycle 11 Final Report. Texas General Land Office. 92 pp.

Doran Jr., E., 1965. Shell roads in Texas. Geographical Review 55, 223-240.

Encomio, V.G., Stickler, S.M., Allen Jr., S.K., Chu, F-L., 2005. Performance of "natural Dermo-resistent" oyster stocks--survival, disease, growth, condition and energy reserves. Journal of Shellfish Research 24, 143-155.

Ford, S.E., Tripp, M.R., 1996. Diseases and defense mechanisms. In: In: Kennedy, V.S., Newell, R.I.E., Eble, A.F. (Eds.), The Eastern Oyster Crassotrea virginica. Maryland Sea Grant College, College Park, MD, pp. 581-660.

Gribov, A., Krivoruchko, K., 2011. Local polynomials for data detrending and interpolation in the presence of barriers. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 25, 1057-1063.

Grizzle, R.E., Ward, L.G., Adams, J.R., Dijkstra, S.J., Smith, B., 2005. Mapping and characterizing subtidal oyster reefs using acoustic techniques, underwater videography, and quadrat counts. In: Barnes, P.W., Thomas, J.P. (Eds.), Benthic Habitats and the Effects of Fishing. American Fisheries Society Symposium 41. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Md., pp. 153-159.

Haby, M.G., Miget, R.J., Falconer, L.L., 2009. Hurricane Damage Sustained by the Oyster Industry and the Oyster Reefs Across the Galveston Bay System With Recovery Recommendations. TAMU-SG-09-201. The Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX, 51 pp.

Hargis Jr., W.J., Haven, D.S., 1999. Chesapeake oyster reefs, their importance, destruction and guidelines for restoring them. In: Luckenbach, M.W., Mann, R., Wesson, J.A. (Eds.), Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration: a Synopsis and Synthesis of Approaches. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, VIMS Press, Gloucester Point, Va., pp. 329-358.

Kennedy, R.J., Roberts, D., 1999. A survey of the current status of the flat oyster Ostrea edulis in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, with a view to the restoration of its oyster beds. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 99B, 79-88.

Lenihan, H.S., Peterson, C.H., 1998. How habitat degradation through fishery disturbance enhances impacts of hypoxia on oyster reefs. Ecological Applications 8, 128-140.

Levinton, J., Doall, M., Ralston, D., Starke, A., Allam, B., 2011. Climate change, precipitation and impacts on an estuarine refuge from disease. PLoS ONE 6, e18849. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018849.

Livingston, R.J., Niu, X., Lewis, F.G., Woodsum, G.C., 1997. Freshwater input to a gulf estuary: long-term control of trophic organization. Ecological Applications 7, 277-299.

Loosanoff, V.L., 1947. Effects of turbidity on feeding of oysters. Addresses delivered at the convention of the National Shellfisheries Association 1947, 40-44.

Loosanoff, V.L., 1952. Behavior of oysters in water of low salinities. Addresses delivered at the convention of the National Shellfisheries Association 1952, 135-151.

MacKenzie Jr., C.L., 1977. Development of an aquacultural program for rehabilitation of damaged oyster reefs in Mississippi. Marine Fisheries Review 39, 1-13.

Mackin, J.G., 1961. Oyster disease caused by Dermocystidium marinum and other microorganisms in Louisiana. Publications of the Institute of Marine Science 7, 132-229.

McKinley Jr., J.C., Crawley, K., 2009. Tough season may force Texas oystermen to fold. New York Times. New York ed. New York. A16 p.

Menzel, R.W., Hulings, N.C., Hathaway, R.R., 1957. Causes of depletion of oysters in St. Vincent Bar, Apalachicola Bay, Florida. Proceedings of the National Shellfisheries Association 48, 66-71.

NOAA, 1990. Estuaries of the United States: Vital Statistics of a National Resource Base. A special NOAA 20th anniversary report. Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, Md. 79 pp.

NOAA, 1998. Aransas Bay, TX (G300) Bathymetric Digital Elevation Model (30meter resolution) Derived From Source Hydrographic Survey Soundings Collected by NOAA. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD.

Orlando Jr., S.P., Rozas, L.P., Ward, G.H., Klein, C.J., 1993. Salinity Characteristics of Gulf of Mexico Estuaries. Strategic Environmental Assessments Division, Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment, National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, 209 pp.

Powell, E.N., Ashton-Alcox, K.A., Kraeuter, J.N., 2007. Reevaluation of eastern oyster dredge efficiency in survey mode: application in stock assessment. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27, 492-511. doi: 10.1577/M04-205.1

Powell, E.N., Klinck, J.M., Hofmann, E.E., Wilson-Ormond, E.A., Ellis, M.S., 1995. Modeling oyster populations. V. Declining phytoplankton stocks and the population dynamics of American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) populations. Fisheries Research 24, 199-222.

Ray, S.M., 1963. A review of the culture method for detecting Dermocystidium marinum, with suggested modifications and precautions. Proceedings of the National Shellfisheries Association 54, 55-69.

Schoenbaechler, C., Guthrie, C.G., Lu, Q., 2011. Coastal Hydrology for the Mission-Aransas Estuary. Texas Water Development Board, Austin, Texas. 15 pp. Available at

Schulte, D.M., Burke, R.P., Lipcius, R.N., 2009. Unprecedented restoration of a native oyster metapopulation. Science 325, 1124-1128.

Shumway, S.E., 1996. Natural environmental factors. In: Kennedy, V.S., Newell, R.I.E., Eble, A.F. (Eds.), The Eastern Oyster Crassotrea virginica. Maryland Sea Grant College, College Park, MD, pp. 467-513.

Smith, R.W., Bergen, M., Weisberg, S.B., Cadien, D., Dalkey, A., Montagne, D., Stull, J.K., Velarde, R.G., 2001. Benthic response index for assessing infaunal communities on the southern California mainland shelf. Ecological Applications 11, 1073-1087.

Soniat, T.M., 1996. Epizootiology of Perkinsus marinus disease of eastern oysters in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Shellfish Research 15, 35-43.

Soniat, T.M., Brody, M.S., 1988. Field validation of a habitat suitability index model for the American oyster. Estuaries 11, 87-95. 

Starke, A., Levinton, J.S., Doall, M., 2011. Restoration of Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin) to the Hudson River, USA: a spatiotemporal modeling approach. Journal of Shellfish Research 30, 671-684.

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Widdows, J., Newell, R.I.E., Mann, R., 1989. Effects of hypoxia and anoxia on survival, energy metabolism, and feeding of oyster larvae (Crassostrea virginica, Gmelin) Biological Bulletin 177, 154-166.

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