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Modiolus Restoration Research Group

Research

The MRRG has multiple research projects.  Please click on the subheading in the left column for additional information on current and past MRRG research

Current Projects

  1.   What is the current conservation status of M. modiolus in Strangford Lough?
  2.   Are artificial reefs efficacious in the restoration of M. modiolus in Strangford Lough?
  3.   What is the predicted length of time, and necessary conditions, to achieve restoration?
  4.   Is translocation of Modiolus mussels a suitable and potentially effective tool for restoration?
  5.   What are the impacts of removing top predators (e.g. crabs by pot-fishing) on restoration potential of Modiolus communities?