It’s been a busy summer for the Florida State University Marine Turtle Research, Ecology, and Conservation Group (FSU MTRECG). In addition to the fieldwork conducted by the lab, congratulations are in order for Anthony Gillis, Natalie Montero, and Natalie Wildermann for their first-author publications!
Anthony’s work, “Foraging ecology and diet selection of juvenile green turtles in the Bahamas: insights from stable isotope analysis and prey mapping” was published in the Marine Ecology Progress Series along with co-authors Simona Ceriani, Jeffrey Seminoff, and Mariana Fuentes: https://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v599/p225-238
Natalie Montero’s paper in the Frontiers in Marine Science, “Influences of the local climate on loggerhead hatchling production in north Florida: implications from climate change” was published with co-authors Simona Ceriani, Kelly Graham, and Mariana Fuentes: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00262/full
Natalie Wildermann, along with co-authors Christopher Sasso, Christian Gredzens, and Mariana Fuentes, published “Assessing the effect of recreational scallop harvest on the distribution and behavior of foraging marine turtles” in Oryx: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/oryx/article/assessing-the-effect-of-recreational-scallop-harvest-on-the-distribution-and-behaviour-of-foraging-marine-turtles/511BF5AED0A5E3319E8D688F7D7B563B. Natalie was also the lead author in a recently-accepted publication in Endangered Species Research titled “Informing research priorities for immature sea turtles through expert elicitation” with a whopping 32 co-authors including FSU MTRECG lab-mates Hector Barrios-Garrido and myself, former lab-mate Christian Gredzens, and lab-leader Mariana Fuentes: https://www.int-res.com/prepress/n00916.html
My paper, “Potential for relocation to alter the incubation environment and productivity of sea turtle nests in the northern Gulf of Mexico” was accepted for publication in Chelonian Conservation and Biology along with co-author Mariana Fuentes.
Take a look at each publication and be on the look-out for future publications from this summer’s fieldwork!