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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Stakeholder-Driven Modeling to Understand Oyster Population Sustainability - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

Item Identification

Title: Stakeholder-Driven Modeling to Understand Oyster Population Sustainability - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned

The Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is a keystone species in northeast Florida estuaries, including the Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) Reserve. However, scientists, managers and oyster harvesters are concerned about the long-term persistence and viability of local populations. In the GTM Reserve, water quality issues are causing some areas to be closed for harvesting, which could be intensifying harvesting pressure in remaining open areas. Other factors, such as predation, disease, and increased salinity, can also slow growth or kill oysters. This complicated situation recently led stakeholders and reserve staff to establish the GTM Oyster Water Quality Task Force in order to identify causes and collaboratively address the region’s oyster challenges.


This project builds on this existing partnership by conducting a collaborative, scientific modeling investigation to improve oyster population assessment and management. Incorporating the input of end users and local stakeholders, the project is adapting an existing oyster population model to study the relative influence of anthropogenic and environmental factors on oyster populations and identify variables that should be monitored to assess sustainability long-term.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead and Contact:

Will White, Oregon State University,

Project Type: Catalyst


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
None habitat restoration
None modeling
None oyster

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Guana Tolomato Mantanzas, FL

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 878417
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 880902
W° Bound: -81.39
E° Bound: -81.15
N° Bound: 30.18
S° Bound: 29.59

Guana Tolomato Mantanzas, FL NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 878422
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2018-09-01
End: 2019-08-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).



CC ID: 878419
URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57698
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57698
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-24 13:19+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-01
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-11-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-01