Bioengineering methods to establish salt marsh on dredged material

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dc.contributor.authorAllen HHen_US
dc.contributor.authorWebb JWen_US
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dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:15:44Z
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dc.date.issued1993en_US
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dc.description118-132en_US
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dc.description.abstractErosion is a substantial problem on many shorelines of the Galveston Bay complex, as well as other bays of the Gulf of Mexico. Erosion can be prevented by structural measures such as riprap and bulkheads, but shoreline structures often replace the marsh habitat that is important to various estuarine species. Bioengineering, which is the use of vegetation in combination with various low-cost building materials, can often be established to prevent erosion and is less costly than traditional methods of shore protection. Additionally, bioengineering methods with marsh vegetation often offer a more diverse and more species-rich habitat than use of traditional structures alone. This paper discusses some wave break devices, erosion control mats, and other methods in combination with smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) that were tested at a dredged material site, Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston Bay, Texasen_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/23251
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dc.notesCompilation and indexing terms, Copyright 2004 Elsevier Engineering Information, Incen_US
dc.placeNew Orleans, LA, USAen_US
dc.publisherPubl by ASCE, New York, NY, USAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries50836.00en_US
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dc.seriesCoastal Zone: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Managementen_US
dc.subjectBuilding materialsen_US
dc.subjectCoastal engineeringen_US
dc.subjectECOLOGYen_US
dc.subjectErosionen_US
dc.subjectEstuariesen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subjectMarine biologyen_US
dc.subjectPlants (botany)en_US
dc.subjectShore protectionen_US
dc.subjectVegetationen_US
dc.titleBioengineering methods to establish salt marsh on dredged materialen_US
dc.typeCONFen_US
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