Barbier, E.B., S.D. Hacker, C. Kennedy, E.W. Koch, A.C. Stier, and B.R. Silliman. 2011. The value of estuarine and coastal ecosystem services. Ecological Monographs 81 (2): 169–193.
Baumann, M.S., G.F. Fricano, K. Fedeli, C.E. Schlemme, M.C. Christman, and M.V. Carle. 2018. Recovery of salt marsh invertebrates following habitat restoration: Implications for marsh restoration in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries and Coasts. 43 (7): 1711–1721. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-018-0469-5.
Bradley, M., I. Nagelkerken, R. Baker, and M. Sheaves. 2020. Context-dependence: A conceptual approach for understanding the habitat relationships of coastal marine fauna. BioScience 70: 986–1004.
Brown, K.M., G.J. George, G.W. Peterson, B.A. Thompson, and J.H. Cowan Jr. 2008. Oyster predation by black drum varies spatially and seasonally. Estuaries and Coasts 31 (3): 597–604.
Cebrian, J., H. Liu, M. Christman, T. Hollweg, D.F. McCay, R. Balouskus, C. McManus, H. Ballestero, J. White, S. Friedman, and K. Benson. 2020. Standardizing estimates of biomass at recruitment and productivity for fin- and shellfish in coastal habitats. Estuaries and Coasts. 43 (7): 1764–1802. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00691-2.
Coen, L.D., M. Luckenbach, and D.L. Breitburg. 1999. The role of oyster reefs as essential fish habitat: A review of current knowledge and some new perspectives. Fish habitat: Essential fish habitat and rehabilitation. American Fisheries Society Symposium 22: 438–454.
Crowder, L.B., and W.E. Cooper. 1982. Habitat structural complexity and the interaction between bluegills and their prey. Ecology 63 (6): 1802–1813.
Deegan, L.A., J.E. Hughes, and R.A. Rountree. 2000. Salt marsh ecosystem support of marine transient species. In Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology, ed. M.P. Weinstein and D.A. Kreeger, 333–365. Dordrecht: Springer.
Failler, P., É. Pètre, T. Binet, and J.-P. Maréchal. 2015. Valuation of marine and coastal ecosystem services as a tool for conservation: The case of Martinique in the Caribbean. Ecosystem Services 11: 67–75.
Folpp, H.R., H.T. Schilling, G.F. Clark, M.B. Lowry, B. Maslen, M. Gregson, and I.M. Suthers. 2020. Artificial reefs increase fish abundance in habitat-limited estuaries. Journal of Applied Ecology 57 (9): 1752–1761. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13666.
Froese, R., and C. Binohlan. 2000. Empirical relationships to estimate asymptotic length, length at first maturity and length at maximum yield per recruit in fishes, with a simple method to evaluate length frequency data. Journal of Fish Biology 56 (4): 758–773.
Froese, R., and D. Pauly, Eds. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version.
Geraldi, N.R., S. P. Powers, K. L. Heck Jr., and J. Cebrian. 2009. Can habitat restoration be redundant? Response of mobile fishes and crustaceans to oyster reef restoration in marsh tidal creeks. Marine Ecology Progress Series 389: 171–180.
Grabowski, J.H., A.R. Hughes, D.L. Kimbro, and M.A. Dolan. 2005. How habitat setting influences restored oyster reef communities. Ecology 86 (7): 1926–1935.
Grabowski, J.H., R.D. Brumbaugh, R.F. Conrad, A.G. Keeler, J.J. Opaluch, C.H. Peterson, M.F. Piehler, S.P. Powers, and A.R. Smyth. 2012. Economic valuation of ecosystem services provided by oyster reefs. BioScience 62 (10): 900–909.
Grüss, A., K.A. Rose, J. Simons, C.H. Ainsworth, E.A. Babcock, D.D. Chagaris, K. De Mutsert, J. Froeschke, P. Himchak, I.C. Kaplan, H. O’Farrell, and M.J. Zetina Rejon. 2017. Recommendations on the use of ecosystem modeling for informing ecosystem-based fisheries management and restoration outcomes in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 9 (1): 281–295.
Halpern, B.S., S. Walbridge, K.A. Selkoe, C.V. Kappel, F. Micheli, C. D'Agrosa, J.F. Bruno, K.S. Casey, C. Ebert, H.E. Fox, R. Fujita, D. Heinemann, H.S. Lenihan, E.M.P. Madin, M.T. Perry, E.R. Selig, M. Spalding, R. Steneck, and R. Watson. 2008. A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems. Science 319 (5865): 948–952.
Heck, K.L., Jr., G. Hays, and R.J. Orth. 2003. Critical evaluation of the nursery role hypothesis for seagrass meadows. Marine Ecology Progress Series 253: 123–136.
Hollweg, T.A., M.C. Christman, J. Cebrian, B.P. Wallace, S.L. Friedman, H.R. Ballestero, M.T. Huisenga, and K.G. Benson. 2020a. Meta-analysis of nekton utilization of coastal habitats in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries and Coasts. 43 (7): 1722–1745. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00633-y.
Hollweg, T.A., M.C. Christman, J. Lipton, B.P. Wallace, M.T. Huisenga, D.R. Lane, and K.G. Benson. 2020b. Meta-analysis of nekton recovery following marsh restoration in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries and Coasts. 43 (7): 1746–1763. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00630-1.
Hutchinson, J., P.S.E. zu Ermgassen, and M. Spalding. 2015. The current state of knowledge on mangrove fishery values. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 83: 3–15.
Kennish, M.J. 2001. Coastal salt marsh systems in the U.S.: A review of anthropogenic impacts. Journal of Coastal Research 17: 731–748.
Lai, Q.T., E.R. Irwin, and Y. Zhang. 2020. Quantifying harvestable fish and crustacean production and associated economic values provided by oyster reefs. Ocean & Coastal Management 187: 105104.
Lederhouse, T., and J.S. Link. 2016. A proposal for fishery habitat conservation decision-support indicators. Coastal Management 44 (3): 209–222.
Lefcheck, J.S., B.B. Hughes, A.J. Johnson, B.W. Pfirrmann, D.B. Rasher, A.R. Smyth, B.L. Williams, M.W. Beck, and R.J. Orth. 2019. Are coastal habitats important nurseries? A meta-analysis. Conservation Letters 12: e12645.
Levin, P.S., and G.W. Stunz. 2005. Habitat triage for exploited fishes: Can we identify essential “Essential Fish Habitat?”. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 64 (1): 70–78.
Lewis, M.A., R. Devereux, and P. Bourgeois. 2008. Seagrass distribution in the Pensacola Bay system, northwest Florida. Gulf and Caribbean Research 20: 21–28.
Lewis, M., Kirschenfeld, J.T. and Goodheart, T. (2016) Environmental Quality of the Pensacola Bay System: Retrospective Review for Future Resource Management and Rehabilitation. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Breeze, FL, EPA/600/R-16/169.
Lorenzen, K. 2000. Allometry of natural mortality as a basis for assessing optimal release size in fish-stocking programmes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57 (12): 2374–2381.
Lotze, H.K., H.S. Lenihan, B.J. Bourque, R.H. Bradbury, R.G. Cooke, M.C. Kay, S.M. Kidwell, M.X. Kirby, C.H. Peterson, and J.B.C. Jackson. 2006. Depletion, degradation, and recovery potential of estuaries and coastal seas. Science 312 (5781): 1806–1809.
McSkimming, C., S.D. Connell, B.D. Russell, and J.E. Tanner. 2016. Habitat restoration: Early signs and extent of faunal recovery relative to seagrass recovery. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 171: 51–57.
Miltner, R.J., S.W. Ross, and M.H. Posey. 1995. Influence of food and predation on the depth distribution of juvenile spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) in tidal nurseries. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52 (5): 971–982.
NOAA. 2019. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management. Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) Regional Land Cover. Charleston, SC: NOAA Office for Coastal Management. Accessed Jan 2019 www.coast.noaa.gov/htdata/raster1/landcover/bulkdownload/30m_lc/.
Orth, R.J., T.J.B. Carruthers, W.C. Dennison, C.M. Duarte, J.W. Fourqurean, K.L. Heck Jr., A.R. Hughes, G.A. Kendrick, W.J. Kenworthy, S. Olyarnik, F.T. Short, M. Waycott, and S.L. Williams. 2006. A global crisis for seagrass ecosystems. BioScience 56 (12): 987–996.
Peters, K.M., and R.H. McMichael Jr. 1990. Early life history of the black drum Pogonias cromis (Pisces: Sciaenidae) in Tampa Bay, Florida. Northeast Gulf Science 11: 39–58.
Peterson, C.H., and R.N. Lipcius. 2003. Conceptual progress towards predicting quantitative ecosystem benefits of ecological restorations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 264: 297–307.
Peterson, C.H., J.H. Grabowski, and S.P. Powers. 2003. Estimated enhancement of fish production resulting from restoring oyster reef habitat: Quantitative valuation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 264: 249–264.
Pulich, W., Jr. 2007. Galveston Bay system. P. 17-28 in Handley, L., D. Altsman,and R. De May, eds., Seagrass status and trends in the northern Gulf of Mexico: 1940-2002. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-1587 and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 855-R-04-003, 267 p.
Pulich, W.M., and W.A. White. 1991. Decline of submerged vegetation in the Galveston Bay system: Chronology and relationships to physical processes. Journal of Coastal Research 7: 1125–1138.
Rozas, L.P., and T.J. Minello. 1997. Estimating densities of small fishes and decapod crustaceans in shallow estuarine habitats: A review of sampling design with focus on gear selection. Estuaries 20 (1): 199–213.
Rozas, L.P., and T.J. Minello. 1998. Nekton use of salt marsh, seagrass, and nonvegetated habitats in a south Texas (USA) estuary. Bulletin of Marine Science 63: 481–501.
Rozas, L.P., T.J. Minello, R.J. Zimmerman, and P. Caldwell. 2007. Nekton populations, long-term wetland loss, and the effect of recent habitat restoration in Galveston Bay, Texas, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 344: 119–130.
Schloesser, R.W., and M.C. Fabrizio. 2019. Nursery habitat quality assessed by the condition of juvenile fishes: Not all estuarine areas are equal. Estuaries and Coasts 42 (2): 548–566.
Sheaves, M., R. Baker, I. Nagelkerken, and R.M. Connolly. 2015. True value of estuarine and coastal nurseries for fish: Incorporating complexity and dynamics. Estuaries and Coasts 38 (2): 401–414.
Smyth, A.R., M.F. Piehler, and J.H. Grabowski. 2015. Habitat context influences nitrogen removal by restored oyster reefs. Journal of Applied Ecology 52 (3): 716–725.
Spalding, M. 2014. Mapping Ocean Wealth White Paper. The Nature Conservancy 14pp. Available at https://oceanwealth.org/wpcontent/uploads/2021/04/MOW_White_Paper.pdf.
Spalding, M.D., A.L. McIvor, M.W. Beck, E.W. Koch, I. Möller, D.J. Reed, P. Rubinoff, T. Spencer, T.J. Tolhurst, T.V. Wamsley, B.K. van Wesenbeeck, E. Wolanski, and C.D. Woodroffe. 2014. Coastal ecosystems: A critical element of risk reduction. Conservation Letters 7 (3): 293–301.
Sundblad, G., U. Bergström, A. Sandström, and P. Eklöv. 2014. Nursery habitat availability limits adult stock sizes of predatory coastal fish. ICES Journal of Marine Science 71 (3): 672–680.
Thayer, G.W., H.F. Stuart, W.J. Kenworthy, J.F. Ustach, and A.B. Hall, eds. 1978. Habitat values of salt marshes, mangroves, and seagrasses for aquatic organisms. Wetland functions and values: the state of our understanding, 235–247. Minneapolis: American Water Resource Association.
Thorson, J.T., S.B. Munch, J.M. Cope, and J. Gao. 2017. Predicting life history parameters for all fishes worldwide. Ecol Applications 27 (8): 2262–2276.
Waycott, M., C.M. Duarte, T.J.B. Carruthers, R.J. Orth, W.C. Dennison, S. Olyarnik, A. Calladine, J.W. Fourqurean, K.L. Heck Jr., A.R. Hughes, G.A. Kendrick, W.J. Kenworthy, F.T. Short, and S.L. Williams. 2009. Accelerating loss of seagrasses across the globe threatens coastal ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (30): 12377–12381.
White, W. A., T. A. Tremblay, E. G. Wermund, and L. R. Handley. 1993. Trends and status of wetland and aquatic habitats in the Galveston Bay system, Texas. The Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, Galveston, TX. Publication GBNEP-31.
Winemiller, K. 2015. Habitat use and diets of juvenile spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) and Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) in a small estuary at Mad Island Marsh, Texas. Texas Journal of Science 64: 3–31.
Yarbro, L. A., and P. R. Carlson Jr., Eds. 2016. Seagrass integrated mapping and monitoring program: Mapping and monitoring report no. 2. Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Technical Report TR-17 version 2.vi +281 p.
Yoskowitz, D., C. Carollo, J.B. Pollack, C. Santos, and K. Welder. 2017. Integrated ecosystem services assessment: Valuation of changes due to sea level rise in Galveston Bay, Texas, USA. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 13 (2): 431–443.
Ziegler, S. L., R. Baker, S. C. Crosby, M. A. Barbeau, J. Cebrian, D. D. Colombano, R. M. Connolly, L. A. Deegan, B. L. Gilby, D. Mallick, C. W. Martin, J. A. Nelson, J. F. Reinhardt, C. Simenstad, N. J. Waltham, T. A. Worthington, and L. P. Rozas. 2021. Geographic variation in salt marsh structure and function for nekton: Finding commonality across multiple scales. Estuaries and Coasts. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00894-y.
Zu Ermgassen, P.S.E., M.D. Spalding, B. Blake, L.D. Coen, B. Dumbauld, S. Geiger, J.H. Grabowski, R. Grizzle, M. Luckenbach, K.A. McGraw, B. Rodney, J.L. Ruesink, S.P. Powers, and R.D. Brumbaugh. 2012. Historical ecology with real numbers: Past and present extent and biomass of an imperilled estuarine ecosystem. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279 (1742): 3393–3400.
zu Ermgassen, P.S.E., J.H. Grabowski, J.R. Gair, and S.P. Powers. 2016. Quantifying fish and mobile invertebrate production from a threatened nursery habitat. Journal of Applied Ecology 53 (2): 596–606.
zu Ermgassen, P.S.E., J. H. Grabowski, J. R. Gair, and S. P. Powers. 2018. Corrigendum to “Quantifying fish and mobile invertebrate production from a threatened nursery habitat”. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(6): 3005–3009.
zu Ermgassen, P. S. E., R. Baker, M. W. Beck, K. Dodds, S. O. S. E. zu Ermgassen, D. Mallick, M. Taylor, and R. E. Turner. Ecosystem services: Delivering decision making for salt marshes. Estuaries and Coasts. This Issue.