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Individual study: The cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration

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Bayraktarov E., Saunders M.I., Abdullah S., Mills M., Beher J., Possingham H.P., Mumby P.J. & Lovelock C.E. (2016) The cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration. Ecological Applications, 26, 1055-1074


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Restore biogenic habitats (other methods) - Restore oyster reefs Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation

A systematic review conducted in 2014 of studies from across the world (Bayraktarov et al. 2016) found that following oyster reef restoration projects, the survival of oysters varied with the restoration technique used. Comparing nine different techniques, the survival of oysters varied between 0% and 100% (survival for each technique not shown). Two of the nine restoration techniques (restoring oyster reef by transplanting juveniles, and by creating no-harvest sanctuaries) resulted in over 85% survival of restored oysters. A systematic review of the literature available by 21 November 2014 on the feasibility, survival, and costs of oyster reef restoration was conducted. Out of the 81 studies found on oyster reef restoration, 24 studies were included in the systematic review. Data on the restoration technique used and survival of “restored oysters” (exact definition not stated) were extracted and analysed.

(Summarised by Anaëlle Lemasson)