Interface habitats are considered valuable natural systems, tightly linked to adjacent
habitats through the flow of matter and energy. However, there is limited research on
mechanisms of connectivity such as movement of organisms and particulate matter and
ways in which anthropogenic disturbance to interface habitats may affect immediate and
This report summarizes research on coastal cutthroat trout from the beginning of more intensive studies in 1962 through 1965. Early work involved studies of the growth, survival and catch of hatchery-reared cutthroat in coastal lakes, with a change in 1965 to research in coastal streams and estuaries. Research is continuing,...
Increased demands on our coastal ecosystems, due to increased
development, over-fishing and population growth are threatening many
environmental goods and the amenities associated with these well
functioning ecosystems. Few to no markets exist for ecosystem services,
such as those provided by healthy sea grass beds or water quality benefits
In an effort to describe the plant communities and
succession of the Oregon coastal grasslands, vegetation
and environmental data were collected from 75 stands at
24 separate locations ranging from Cape Falcon in Tillamook
County to Cape Ferrelo in Curry County. The vegetation
data consisted of cover and frequency values...
Many phytoplankton and macroalgae release dissolved organic carbon (DOC). Many macroalgae also produce and store secondary metabolites which in some case have been shown to deter their grazers. The metabolites may be released into the surrounding seawater and could inhibit primary production. On the other hand, some phytoplankton can use...