Lisa Kellogg Abstract Oyster reef restoration may enhance the production of ecologically or economically important fish species, an ecosystem service, by providing refuge and foraging habitat. Predicting the effects of oyster habitat restoration on fisheries production in Chesapeake Bay requires a better understanding of fish habitat use, trophic dynamics, and the processes leading to production on a habitat-scale. The objective of this thesis was to evaluate the influence of restored subtidal oyster reefs on the abundance and foraging patterns of mobile estuarine fishes.
I have recently finished analyzing the dataset I will publish results as soon as possible! Please consider contributing golden oyster specimens to this important research!
If you have observed golden oysters in your area and you would like to contribute a specimen to my research, see Specimen Submissions below.
Its sunny yellow caps make this species a show-stopper at farmers markets, and its popularity State-side has steadily risen over the years among specialty mushroom growers.
The first sightings of wild golden oysters in the US seemed to have occurred just about 6 or 7 years ago, following the rise in American cultivation of the species. Am I missing a state?
This description leaves little doubt that golden oysters indeed fall under the category of invasive. We would be rather negligent to assume that the rapid spread of any non-native species would be inconsequential to native ecosystems.
Fungi provide vital ecosystem services as a part of diverse microbial communities, and ecological studies have shown that losses to biodiversity, or reductions in species richness, have negative effects on ecosystem function.
This sort of information will help us understand how humans have influenced the spread of golden oysters, and may provide a starting block for the development of mitigation procedures.
My research seeks to answer the following primary questions: To submit specimens for future study, please follow the instructions below. Golden oysters have bright yellow caps when young, which fade to nearly white with age, and have a characteristic depression in the top of the cap. The white gills run all the way down the length of the white stems.
Please do not send any fresh mushrooms! If we wind up using your specimen, your name will be acknowledged in any publication that comes out of it. Larger specimens are best, but little mushrooms are just fine.
Care must be taken with ovens because the goal is to dry the mushroom without cooking it, which would damage the DNA.
Drying time will vary. Let the mushrooms continue drying until they are crispy; if they are leathery or flexible at all, they have a bit more to go!
Instructions for taking a spore print: Place a few caps on aluminum foil and cover upside down bowls or Tupperware work nicely. Leave them for a minimum of a couple hours, or overnight.
Then, remove the cover and the mushrooms discardtaking care not to touch or smear the spore print.THE EFFECTS OF BORING SPONGE ON OYSTER SOFT TISSUE, SHELL INTEGRITY, AND PREDATOR-RELATED MORTALITY Sara E.
Coleman A thesis submitted to the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partial. Honors Thesis: Analysis and Simulation of an Optimal Control Model of an Oyster Population Displaying an Allee Effect Committee: Junping Shi, Robert Lewis, Rom Lipcius, Leah Shaw Before A Partial Bibliography of Oyster Cultch Materials and Resource Management Projects Prepared by RON DUGAS*, RICK LEARD** AND MARK BERRIGAN*** Since the early s, the oyster industry in the U.S.
Gulf of Mexico has. Pleurotus ostreatus, the oyster mushroom, is a common edible mushroom.
It was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I [ 2 . As the sediment particles soften oysters, the oysters sink and suffocate. Shellfish farmers have spent many decades trying to find ways of eliminating ghost shrimp from their oyster beds, including setting out electrified spikes, injecting shrimp burrows with cayenne pepper, and crushing shrimp burrows.
The Cananéia Oyster Producers’ Cooperative (Cooperostra) was awarded the I also thank my thesis committee for their valuable time and feedback.
In particular, I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Emdad Haque, whose superb guidance has had a profound impact on my thesis and knowledge.
I also thank Dr. Fikret Berkes.