Publications

Publications, Theses, and Dissertations

2016

Putman, N. F., R. Lumpkin, A. E. Sacco, and K. L. Mansfield. Passive drift or active swimming in marine organisms? Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283: 20161689. Open access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.1689

Shamblin, B. M., P. H. Dutton, D. J. Shaver, D. A. Bagley, L. M. Ehrhart, K. L. Mansfield, J. Peña, and C. J. Nairn. Mexican origins for the Texas green turtle foraging aggregation: a cautionary tale of overcoming incomplete baselines and poor marker resolutions (2016). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (2016) – 50828. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2016.11.009.

Caillouet, Jr., C.W., N. F. Putman, D. J. Shaver, R. A. Valverde, E. E. Seney, K. J. Lohmann, K. L. Mansfield, B. J. Gallaway, J. P. Flanagan, and M. H. Godfrey. (2016) Translocations of injured, sick, or debilitated Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles rescued, resuscitated, rehabilitated, and released require evaluation. Herpetological Conservation Biology, 11:486-496.

2015

Putman, N. F. and K. L. Mansfield. 2015. Direct evidence of swimming reveals a new paradigm of dispersal in the sea turtle ‘lost years’. Current Biology, 25, 1-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.014.

2014

Ehrhart, L. M., W. E. Redfoot, D. A. Bagley, and K. L. Mansfield. 2014. Long-term trends in loggerhead (Caretta caretta) nesting and reproductive success at an important western Atlantic rookery. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 13(2): 173-181.

Ceriani S. A., Roth J. D., Sasso C. R., McClellan C. M., James M., Haas H. L., Smolowitz R. J., Evans D. R., Addison D. S., Bagley D. A., Ehrhart L. M., Weishampel J. F. 2014. Modeling and mapping isotopic patterns in the Northwest Atlantic derived from the loggerhead turtle. Ecosphere 5: article 122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00230.1

Ceriani S. A., Roth J. D., Ehrhart L. M., Quintana-Ascencio P. F., Weishampel J. F. 2014. Developing a common currency for stable isotope analyses of nesting marine turtles. Marine Biology, 161:2257-2268.

Mansfield, K.L., J. Wyneken., W. Porter, and J. Luo. 2014First satellite tracks of neonate sea turtles redefine the “lost years” oceanic niche. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Volume  281, No.1781, 20133039. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.3039 (open access).

Phillips, K.F., K.L. Mansfield, D. Die, and D.S. Addison. 2014. Survival and remigration probabilities for loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) nesting in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology, 161: 863-870. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-013-2386-2.

2013

Long, C.A. 2013.  Testing for indirect benefits of polyandry in the Florida green turtle. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando.

Mansfield, K.L. and N.F. Putman. 2013. Oceanic habits and habitats—Caretta caretta. Chapter 8 in: Wyneken, J., J.A. Musick, and K. Lohmann (eds). The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Putman, N.F., K.L. Mansfield, R. He, P. Verley, and D. Shaver. 2013. Predicting the distribution of oceanic stage Kemp’s ridley sea turtlesBiology Letters 9:20130345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0345.

Redfoot, W.E. and L.M. Ehrhart. 2013. Trends in size class distribution, recaptures, and abundance of juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) utilizing a rock riprap lined embayment at Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, as developmental habitat. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12(2):252-261.

Sterner, A. 2013. Modeling survival of immature loggerheads (Caretta caretta) and green turtles (Chelonia mydas) from 10 years of mark-recapture data at the Florida Power and Light St. Lucie Plant. M.S. Thesis. University of Central Florida, Orlando.

2012

Ceriani, S.A., J.D. Roth, D.R. Evans, J.F. Weishampel, and L.M. Ehrhart. 2012. Inferring foraging areas of nesting loggerhead turtles using satellite telemetry and stable isotopes. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45335. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045335.

Hays, A.W. 2012.  Determining the impacts of beach restoration on loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting patterns and reproductive success along Florida’s Atlantic coast. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando.

Mansfield, K.L., J. Wyneken, D. Rittschoff, M. Walsh, C.W. Lim and P. Richards. 2012. Satellite tag attachment methods for tracking neonate sea turtles. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 457:181-192. Doi: 10.3354/meps09485. Open access: http://www.int-res.com/articles/theme/m457p181.pdf.

Shamblin, B.M., B.E. Berry, D.M. Lennon, D.A. Bagley, L.M. Ehrhart and C.J. Nairn. 2012. Tetranucleotide microsatellite loci from the endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas)Conservation Genetics Resources.  D0I  10.1007/s12686-012-9643-4.

Shamblin, B.M., A.B. Bolten, K.A. Bjorndal, P.H. Dutton, J.T. Nielsen, F.A. Abreu-Grobois, K.J. Reich, B.E. Witherington, D.A. Bagley, L.M. Ehrhart, A.D. Tucker,D.S. Addison, A. Arenas, C. Johnson, R.R. Carthy, M.M. Lamont, M.G. Dodd, M.S. Gaines, E. LaCasella, C.J. Nairn. 2012. Expanded mitochondrial control region sequences increase resolution of stock structure among North Atlantic loggerhead turtle rookeries. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 469: 145-160.

2011

Shamblin, B.M., M.G. Dodd, D.A. Bagley, L.M. Ehrhart, A.D. Tucker, C. Johnson, R. Carthy, R.A. Scarpino, E. McMichael, D.S. Addison, K.L. Williams, M.G. Frick, S. Ouellette, A.B. Meylan, M.H. Godfrey, S.R. Murphy, C.J. Nairn.  2011.  Genetic structure of the southeastern United States loggerhead turtle nesting aggregation: evidence of additional structure within the peninsular Florida recovery unit. Marine Biology (2011) 158:571-587.

2010

Alstad, T.I., B.M. Shamblin, D.A. Bagley, L.M. Ehrhart and C.J. Nairn. 2010. Isolation and characterization of tetranucleotide microsatellites from the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)Conservation Genetics Resources. 3:457-460.

Balfour, M.E. 2010. Abiotic differences between green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nests in natural beach and engineered dunes: effects on hatching success. M.S. thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando; 2010, 42 pp.

Weishampel, John F., D.A. Bagley, L.M. Ehrhart and A.C. Weishampel. 2010. Nesting phenologies of two sympatric sea turtle species related to sea surface temperatures. Endangered Species Research. 12:41-47.

2009

Brock, K., J. Reece and L. Ehrhart. 2009. The effects of artificial beach restoration on marine turtles: differences between loggerhead and green turtles. Restoration Ecology. March 2009, Vol. 17(2):297-307.

Kubis, S., M. Chaloupka, L. Ehrhart and M. Bresette. 2009. Growth rates of juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) from three ecologically distinct foraging habitats along the east central coast of Florida, USA. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 389: 257-269.

Layton, E., T. Wibbels, T. Tucker, J. Wyneken, L. Ehrhart, R. Carthy, E. Martin, R. Ernest, M. Bresette, C. Johnson, S. Fournier, J. Schmid.  2009.  Developing a comprehensive long-term database on nesting beach temperatures of the loggerhead sea turtle in the Southeastern U.S.: Applications and implications for Global Climate Change. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2009, v. 49(1), p. E227.

Moncada, F., F. A. Abreu-Grobois, D. Bagley, K.A. Bjorndal, A.B. Bolten, J.A. Caminas, L. Ehrhart, A. Muhlia-Melo, G. Nodarse, B.A. Schroeder, J. Zurita and L.A. Hawkes. 2009. Movement patterns of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in Cuban waters inferred from flipper tag recaptures. Endangered Species Research.

Ng, T.F.F., C. Manire, K. Borrowman, T. Langer, L. Ehrhart, and M. Breitbart. 2009.  Discovery of a novel single-stranded DNA virus from a sea turtle fibropapilloma by using viral metagenomicsJournal of Virology. 83 (6): 2500-2509.

Shamblin, B.M., D.A. Bagley, L.M. Ehrhart, P.H. Dutton, A. Frey, and C.J. Nairn. 2009. Tetranucleotide markers from the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) and their cross-amplification in other marine turtles species. Conservation Genetics. 10:577-580.

2008

Borrowman, K.M. 2008. Prevalence and severity of fibropapillomatosis in juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in three habitats on Florida’s east coast. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 59 pp.

Chaloupka, M. K.A. Bjorndal, G.H. Balazs, A.B. Bolten, L.M. Ehrhart, C.J. Limpus, H. Suganuma, S. Trong, M. Yamaguchi.  2008.  Encouraging outlook for recovery of a once severely exploited marine megaherbivore. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2008, v. 17, p.297-304.

2007

Ehrhart, L. M., W. E. Redfoot, and D. A. Bagley. 2007. Marine turtles of the central region of the Indian River Lagoon System.  Florida Scientist 70(4): 415-434.

Hannan, L.B., J.D. Roth, L.M. Ehrhart, and J.F. Weishampel.  2007.  Dune vegetation fertilization by nesting sea turtlesEcology.  88(4):1053-1058.

Hirama, S. and L.M. Ehrhart. 2007. Description, prevalence and severity of green turtle fibropapillomatosis in three developmental habitats on the east coast of Florida.  Florida Scientist 70(4): 435-448.

2006

Eckert, S.A., D.A Bagley, S.A. Kubis, L.M. Ehrhart, C. Johnson, K. Stewart and D. DeFreese.  2006. Internesting and postnesting movements and foraging habitats of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting in Florida Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 2006, 5(2): 239-248.

Moncada, F., A. Abreu-Grobois, A. Muhlia, C. Bell, S. Troeng, K. Bjorndal, A. Bolten, A. Meylan, J. Zurita, G. Espinosa, G. Nodarse, R. Marquez, A. Foley and L. Ehrhart. 2006. Movement patterns of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Cuba and adjacent Caribbean waters inferred from flipper tag recaptures. Journal of Herpetology 40: 22-34.

Troeng, S., R. Solano, A. Diaz-Merry, J. Ordonez, J. Taylor, D. Evans, D. Godfrey, D. Bagley, L. Ehrhart and S. Eckert. 2006. Report on impacts caused by long-term transmitter harness on a leatherback turtle. Marine Turtle Newsletter. 111:6-7.

Weishampel, J. F., D. A. Bagley and L. M. Ehrhart. 2006. Intra-annual loggerhead and green turtle spatial nesting patterns. Southeastern Naturalist  5(3): 453-462.

2005

Barton B.T. 2005. Cascading effects of predator removal on the ecology of sea turtle nesting beaches. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 48 pp.

Brock, Kelly. 2005. Effects of a shore protection project on loggerhead and green turtle nesting activity and reproduction. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 71 pp.

Estes, J., T. Wibbels, J. Wyneken, L. Ehrhart, T. Tucker, R. Carthy, M. Bresette and C. Johnson.  2005.  Temperature comparison of Caretta caretta nesting beaches throughout Florida. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2005, v. 45(6), p. 1129.

Gilbert, E.I. 2005.  Juvenile green turtle (Chelonia Mydas) foraging ecology:  feeding selectivity and forage nutrient analysis. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 47 pp.

Reece, J.S. 2005. Historical responses of marine turtles to global climate change and juvenile loggerhead recruitment in Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 56 pp.

2004

Frutchey, K.P.  2004.  Plasma levels of vitamins A and E in marine turtles (Chelonia mydas and Caretta caretta). M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 67 pp.

Lohmann, K.J., C.M.F. Lohmann, L.M. Ehrhart, D.A. Bagley and T. Swing. 2004. Animal behaviour: geomagnetic mapping facility in sea turtles. Nature 428:909-910.

Maharaj, A.M.  2004.  A comparative study of the nesting ecology of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) in Florida and Trinidad. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 80 pp.

Weishampel, J. F., D. A. Bagley and L. M. Ehrhart. 2004Earlier nesting by loggerhead sea turtles following sea surface warming. Global Change Biology 10(8): 1-4.

2003

Bagley, D.A. 2003. Characterizing juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) from three east central Florida developmental habitats. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 113 pp.

Ehrhart, L.M., D.A. Bagley, and W.E. Redfoot.  2003. Loggerhead turtles in the Atlantic Ocean: Geographic Distribution, Abundance and Population Status. Pp. 157-174 In: Bolten, A. and B. Witherington (eds.), Loggerhead Sea Turtles.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.

Hirschmann, R.J. 2003. An investigation of vertical transmission in the spread of disease-associated herpesviruses in marine turtles. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 56 pp.

Kubis, S.A. 2003. Growth rates of juvenile green turtles, Chelonia mydas, from three developmental habitats along the east central coast of Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 60 pp.

Weishampel, J. F., D. A. BagleyL. M. Ehrhart and B. L. Rodenbeck.  2003. Spatiotemporal patterns of annual sea turtle nesting behaviors along an East Central Florida beach. Biological Conservation 110 (2003): 295-303.

2002

Weidlich, J.S. 2002. A survey of the mammals of the Archie Carr and Pelican Island National Wildlife ACNWRs. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 188 pp.

2001

Coberly, S.S., L.H. Herbst, L.M. Ehrhart, D.A. Bagley, S. Hirama, E.R. Jacobson and P.A. Klein. 2001. Survey of Florida green turtles for exposure to a disease-associated herpes virusDiseases of Aquatic Organisms 47:159-167.

Coberly, S.S., L.H. Herbst, D.R. Brown, L.M. Ehrhart, D.A. Bagley, S.S. Schaf, R.H. Moretti, E.R. Jacobson and P.A. Klein. 2001. Detection of antibodies to a disease-associated herpes virus of the green turtle, Chelonia mydas. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 39 (10): 3572-3577.

Hirama, S. 2001. Epizootiology of fibropapillomatosis in green turtle on the Atlantic coast of Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 88 pp.

Holloway-Adkins, K.A.  2001. Comparative study of the feeding ecology of Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle) and the incidental ingestion of Prorocenrum spp. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 138 pp.

Osegovic, K.M. 2001. Hatching success, embryonic mortality, and infertility in loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles nesting in Brevard County Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 233 pp.

2000

Curry, S.S., D.R. Brown, J.M. Gaskin, E.R. Jacobson, L.M. Ehrhart, S. Blahak, L.H. Herbst, and P.A. Klein. 2000.  Persistent infectivity of a disease-associated herpes virus in green turtles after exposure to seawater. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 36(4):792-797.

1999

Ehrhart, L. M. and L. H. Ogren. 1999. Studies in foraging habitats: capturing and handling turtles, p. 61-64. In:  Eckert, K. L., K. A. Bjorndal, F. A. Abreu-Grobois, and M. Donnelly (Editors). Research and Management Techniques for the Conservation of Sea Turtles. IUCN/SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group Publication No. 4.

Herren, R.M. 1999. The effect of beach nourishment on loggerhead (Caretta caretta) nesting and reproductive success at Sebastian Inlet, Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 138 pp.

Herren, R.M. and L.M. Ehrhart.  1999. The effect of beach nourishment on marine turtle nesting and reproductive success at Sebastian Inlet, Florida. Fl. Scientist; 1999, v. 62(1), p. 35.

1998

Herbst, Lawrence H., Ellis Greiner, Llewellyn Ehrhart, Dean Bagley and Paul A. Klein. 1998. Serological association between spirorchidiasis, herpes virus infection and fibropapillomatosis in Florida green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(3): 496-507.

1997

Prusak, J.L. 1997. Characterization of a marine turtle population utilizing neritic reefs in northern Indian River County, FL. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 52 pp.

Redfoot, W.E. 1997. Population structure and feeding ecology of green turtles utilizing the trident submarine basin, Cape Canaveral, Florida as developmental habitat. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 72 pp.

1996

Johnson, S.A. and L.M. Ehrhart. 1996. Reproductive ecology of the Florida green turtle: clutch frequency. Journal of Herpetology 30:407-410.

1994

Johnson, S.A. 1994. Reproductive ecology of the Florida green turtle (Chelonia mydas). M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 108 pp.

1992

Ehrhart, L. M.  1992.  Turtles of the worm rock reefs.  The Florida Naturalist 65(2):9-11.

Ehrhart, L.M. and B.E. Witherington.  1992.  The Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas.  In:  Threatened and Endangered Biota of Florida:  Amphibians and Reptiles (ed. by P. E. Moler).   University Presses of Florida.

1989

Jacobson, E. R., J. L. Mansell, J. P. Sundberg, L. Hajjar, M. E. Reichmann, L. M. Ehrhart, M. Walsh and F. Murru.  1989.  Cutaneous fibropapillomas of green turtlesJ. Comp. Pathology 101:  39-52

1987

Luepschen, L.K. 1987. Seasonal variation in serum testosterone of immature sea turtles in Central Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 64 pp.

1986

Witherington, B.E. 1986. Human and natural causes of marine turtle clutch and hatchling mortality and their relationship to hatchling production on an important FL nesting beach. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 141 pp.

1985

Redfoot, W. E., L. M. Ehrhart and P. W. Raymond.  1985.  A juvenile Atlantic hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, from Brevard County, Florida.  Florida Scientist 48(4):193-196.

1984

Raymond, P.W. 1984. The effects of beach restoration on marine turtles nesting in South Brevard County, FL. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 121 pp.