Middle Holocene Oyster Shells and the Shifting Role of History in Ecological Restoration

At Western Australia’s Swan-Canning Estuary, extensive subfossil shellfish assemblages of Middle Holocene origin were largely destroyed through dredging for cement production in the first half of the twentieth century. Joseph Christensen discusses an extractive industry driving shellfish ecosystem decline builds on existing historical studies of commercial over-harvesting of oysters

Image courtesy of interviewee. December 11, 2023

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