Effects of dredge deposits on seagrasses : an integrative model for Laguna Madre : concluding report. Volume I, Executive Summary.
This report presents the results of an interdisciplinary collaborative effort to develop an integrative model for seagrass productivity in Laguna Madre. One of the major components of this integrative model is the Laguna Madre Seagrass Model (LMSM) which was designed to interface with other component models described in this report, including carbon and nitrogen allocation, sediment diagenesis, and spectral irradiance and radiative transfer. Linkage with hydrodynamic and sediment transport models provided a potentially valuable management tool to assess the effects of maintenance dredging and resuspension of dredged material deposits on seagrasses of Laguna Madre.