Marine & Freshwater Ecology
The biogeochemistry of oyster restoration: initial conditions determine potential mitigation
Rebecca J Bernard*, Behzad Mortazavi
*Corresponding author: Rebecca J Bernard
Department of Biology, University of Alabama and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 1277 (slide presentation) [English]
Slide Presentation [9.00 MB]
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 2012, 1 - 6 Aug 2012, COS 70-3
The purpose of this project was to determine the indirect N removal (i.e. denitrification) from an estuary where oyster restoration projects were implemented.
Sediment redox conditions (hydrogen sulfide) are the main control on whether or not denitrification can occur, regardless of oyster treatment.
Work with Alabama oyster gardening program on selecting oyster restoration sites if stimulation of denitrification by oyster biodeposits is a project goal.
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