Cause – effect chain modelling of sand mining using mussels


Abstract: Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) model is presented to describe the effect of fine sediment (dredging) on the on filter-feeding bivalve populations (e.g. the blue mussel Mytilus edulis)
Landscapes: Sandy coasts, Rivers & Estuaries
Technology Readiness Level: 5 (validated in relevant environment)
Keywords: Eco-physiology, Bivalves, Environmental impact, Marine mining, Silts and sediments, Water quality, Dynamic Energy Budget Model