(*indicates a student or former student in the lab)



Lawrence, M.F., K.L. Mansfield, E. Sutton, and A.E. Savage. 2018. Molecular evolution of fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus infecting juvenile green and loggerhead sea turtles. Virology, 521(2018): 190-197. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2018.06.012

Caillouet, Jr., C.W., S.W. Raborn, D.J. Shaver, N.F. Putman, B.J. Gallaway, and K.L. Mansfield. 2018. Did declining carrying capacity for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle population within the Gulf of Mexico contribute to the nesting setback in 2010-2017. Chelonian Conservation Biology, 2018, 17(1):000-000. Open access. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1283.1.

Santos, B.S., DM. Kaplan, M.A.M. Friedrichs, S.G. Barco, K.L. Mansfield, and J.P. Manning. 2018. Consequences of drift and decay of sea turtle carcasses for the estimation of turtle mortality locations from stranding data in the Chesapeake Bay. Ecological Indicators, 84 (2018) 319-336. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.08.064



Mansfield, K.L., M.L. Mendilaharsu, N.F. Putman, M.A.G. dei Marcovaldi, *A.E. Sacco, G. Lopez, T. Pires, and Y. Swimmer. 2017. First satellite tracks of South Atlantic sea turtle “lost years”: Trans-equatorial and seasonal implications for population connectivity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284:20171730, Open access. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1730.

*Ceriani, S.A., J.F. Weishampel, L.M. Ehrhart, K.L. Mansfield, and M.B. Wunder. 2017. Foraging and recruitment hotspot dynamics for the largest loggerhead turtle rookery in the Atlantic. Scientific Reports SREP-17-30668. Open access. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-17206-3



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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.1689

Seney E. E. 2016. Diet of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles incidentally caught on recreational fishing gear in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 15:132-137. DOI: 10.2744/CCB-1191.1.

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.



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.



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 turtleEcosphere 5: article 122. DOI: 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 turtlesMarine Biology, 161:2257-2268. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-014-2503-x

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

*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.



*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.



*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 turtlesMarine Ecology Progress Series. 457:181-192. DOI: 10.3354/meps09485. Open access.

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.  DOI:  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.



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.



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.



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.



*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.



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.



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.



*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.



*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.



*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.



*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.



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.



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.



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.



Herbst, L. H., E. Greiner, L. Ehrhart, D. Bagley and P. 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.



*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.



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



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



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.



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



*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.



*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.



*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.



*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.