Data from: Estimation of intertidal oyster reef density using spectral and structural characteristics derived from unoccupied aircraft systems and structure from motion photogrammetry

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  • Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) are an important component of the ecology and economy in coastal zones. Through the long-term consolidation of densely clustered shells, oyster reefs generate three-dimensional and complex structures that yield a suite of ecosystem services such as nursery habitat, stabilizing shorelines, regulating nutrients, and increasing biological diversity. The decline of global oyster habitat has been well documented and can be attributed to factors such as overharvesting, pollution, and disease. Monitoring oyster reefs is necessary to evaluate persistence and track changes in habitat condition, but can be time and labor intensive. In this present study, spectral and structural metrics of intertidal oyster reefs derived from Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Structure from Motion (SfM) outputs demonstrate how intertidal oyster density can be accurately estimated. This workflow provides a remote, rapid, nondestructive, and potentially standardizable method to assess large-scale intertidal oyster reef density that will significantly improve management strategies to protect this important coastal resource from habitat degradation. ... [Read More]

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Data Citation
  • Windle, A. E., Puckett, B., Huebert, K. B, Knorek, Z., Johnston, D. W., Ridge, J. T. (2022). Data from: Estimation of intertidal oyster reef density using spectral and structural characteristics derived from unoccupied aircraft systems and structure from motion photogrammetry. Duke Research Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.7924/r4223221q
DOI
  • 10.7924/r4223221q
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Date Created
  • April 26, 2022
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  • ark:/87924/r4223221q
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Collection Dates
  • 2017-2020
Location
  • Back Sound
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Funding Agency
  • North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License Grants Program
  • North Carolina Sea Grant and Space Grant
Grant Number
  • NC Sea Grant/Space: Grant # 2017-R/MG-1710Marine Resources Fund: Grant # 2017-H-068
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Title
  • Data from: Estimation of intertidal oyster reef density using spectral and structural characteristics derived from unoccupied aircraft systems and structure from motion photogrammetry
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