The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office has released a brief document highlighting progress under way in research projects that focus on the ecosystem services provided by restored oyster reefs.
The 2016 Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services (ORES) Research Update includes details on:
- The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office’s fish utilization field study in the Tred Avon and Little Choptank Rivers,
- NCBO-funded research at academic institutions around the Chesapeake Bay watershed
- Economic modeling of ecosystem and economic effects of oyster reefs.
This is the second annual update that NCBO has released. The 2016 update includes some initial findings from field work.
The 2016 Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services (ORES) Research Update can be found at: http://chesapeakebay.noaa.gov/images/stories/habitats/2016oresresearchupdate.pdf.