(*indicates a current or former graduate or undergraduate student)



*Long, C.A., G.A.J. Worthy, R. Paperno, S.A. Ceriani, and K.L. Mansfield. 2024. Harmful algal bloom impacts on juvenile green turtle foraging ecology: insights from stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 728:59-73 (2024). DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14488.


Ceriani, S.A., S. Murasko, D. Addison, D. Anderson, G. Curry, N. Desjardin, M.G. Dodd, S. Eastman, D. Evans, N. Evou, M.M.P.B. Fuentes, M.H. Godfrey, K. Hart, P. Hillbrand, S. Hirsch, C. Mott, K.L. Mansfield, K. Mazzarella, S. Norris, S.M. Pate, *K.F. Phillips, K. Rusenko, B. Shamblin, A. Stevenson, K. Sloan, T. Tucker, R. Welsh, P. Casale. 2023. Monitoring population-level spatio-temporal distribution of a highly migratory species among non-breeding areas: strengths and weaknesses of the current isotopic approach on the Northwest Atlantic loggerhead turtle population. Frontiers in Marine Science, Sec. Marine Megafauna. Volume 10 – 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1189661.

Putman, N.F., P.M. Richards, S.G. Dufault, K. McCarthy, E. Scott-Dention, K. McCarthy, R.T. Beyea, C.W. Caillouet, W.D. Heyman, E.E. Seney, K.L. Mansfield, and B.J. Gallaway. Modeling juvenile sea turtle bycatch risk in commercial and recreational fisheries. iScience (2023) 26:105977. DOI: https://www.cell.com/iscience/pdf/S2589-0042(23)00054-8.pdf. Open access.

Stahelin, G.D. 2023. Variation in genetic structure and dispersal of juvenile green turtles. Dissertation. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.


Jetz, W., G. Tertitski, R. Kays, U. Miller, M. Wikelski, and Supporting Authors. 2022. Biological Earth observation with animal sensors. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Month 2021, Vd. 37, Issue 4, 2022, 293-398. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2021.11.011. Open access. Multi-authored collaborative paper with Dr. Mansfield as one of many supporting authors.

Kot, C.Y. et al. 2022. Network analysis of sea turtle movements and connectivity: a tool for conservation prioritizationDiversity and Distributions. 2022; 00:1-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13485. Multi-authored collaborative paper with Dr. Seney as co-author.

*Kelley, J.R., *K.B. Kelley, A.E. Savage, and K.L. Mansfield. 2022. Disease state modeling suggests most juvenile green turtles develop and recover from fibropapillomatosis at a western North Atlantic coastal foraging area. 2021. Ecosphere. Volume 13, Issue 3, March 2022, 3400. Open access.

Mansfield, K.L. and L. Coleman. 2022. Migrations through the eyes of a sea turtle. Current Conservation, Vol. 15.4. Open access.

*Martin, K., K.L. Mansfield, and A. Savage. 2022. Adaptive evolution of MHC class I immune genes and disease associations in coastal juvenile sea turtles. Royal Society Open Science. 9: 211190. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.211190. Open Access. Cover photo selected to highlight this paper.

Phillips, K.F. 2022. Juvenile dispersal and genetic connectivity in the sea turtle “lost years”. Dissertation. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

*Sarkis C.M., B.D. Hoenig, E.E. Seney, S.A. Gaspar, and A.M. Forsman. 2022. Sea snacks from DNA tracks: using DNA metabarcoding to characterize the diet of green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Integrative and Comparative Biology 62(2): 223-236. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icac080.

*Welsh, R. and K.L. Mansfield. 2022. Spatial distribution and abundance of green sea turtles on their foraging ground in the Marquesas Keys, Florida. Marine Biology. 169, 22 (2022). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-021-04012-9.


*Kane, R.A., *N. Christodoulides, *I.M. Jensen, *D.J. Becker, K.L. Mansfield, and A.E. Savage. 2021. Gene expression changes with tumor disease and leech parasitism in the juvenile green sea turtle skin transcriptomeGENE. 2021,145800, ISSN 0378-1110. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2021.145800.

*Long, C. 2021. Long-term changes in juvenile green turtle abundance and foraging ecology in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida. Dissertation. University of Central Florida, Orlando FL.

*Long, C., *R.M. Chabot, *J.R. Kelley, *M.N.  El-Khazan, *C.M.S. Benoit, and K.L. Mansfield. 2021. Incongruent long-term trends of a marine consumer and primary producers in a habitat affected by nutrient pollution. Ecosphere. 12(6):e03553. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3553. Open access.

Mansfield, K L., J. Wyneken, and J. Luo. 2021. First satellite tracks of “lost years” green turtles support importance of the Sargasso Sea as a sea turtle nurseryProceedings of the Royal Society B. 288: 20210057. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0057. Open access.

*Phillips, K.F., *G.T. Stahelin, *R.M. Chabot, and K.L. Mansfield. 2021. Long-term trends in marine turtle size at maturity at an important Atlantic rookery. Ecosphere. 12(7):e03631. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3631. Open access.

*Phillips, K.F., D.S. Addison, C.R. Sasso, and K.L. Mansfield. 2021. Post-nesting migration routes and fidelity to foraging sites among loggerhead turtles in the western North Atlantic. Bulletin of Marine Science 97(1):1-18, 2021. Published online May 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2019.0099. Open access.

*Rittenburg, L.T., *J. R. Kelley, K.L. Mansfield, A.E. Savage. 2021. Marine leeches are associated with the tumor disease fibropapillomatosis in green sea turtles but not in loggerhead sea turtlesDiseases of Aquatic Organisms. Vol. 143:1-12, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/dao03549.


Shamblin, B.M, K.M. Hart, K.J. Martin, *S.A. Ceriani, *D.A. Bagley, K.L. Mansfield, L.M. Ehrhart, and C.J. Nairn. 2020. Green turtle mitochondrial microsatellite indicate finer-scale natal homing to isolated islands than to continental nesting sites. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 643: 159-171, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13348.




*Chabot, R.M., *S.A. Ceriani, J.A. Seminoff, *K.A. Mills, and K.L. Mansfield. 2019. Conversion equations for three stable isotopes between green turtle (Chelonia mydas) skin and unhatched eggs. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.  15;33(15):1277-1285. DOI: 10.1002/rcm.8467. Open access.

Putman, N.F., E.E. Seney, P. Verley, D. Shaver, M. López-Castro, M. Cook, V. Guzmán, B. Brost, S. Ceriani, M. Díaz, J. Raúl, L. J. Peña, M. Tzeek, R. Valverde, C. Cantón, L. Howell, J. Ley, M. Tumlin, W. Teas, C. Caillouet Jr., E. Cuevas, B. Gallaway, P. Richards, and K.L. Mansfield. 2019. Predicted distributions and abundances of the sea turtle “lost years” in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.04929. Open access.

*Welsh, R. 2019. Spatial distribution and abundance of large green turtles on foraging grounds in the Florida Keys, USA. M.S. Thesis. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Work, T., J. Dagenais, G. Balazs, K.L. Mansfield, and M. Ackermann. 2019. Different antibody responses against Chelonid herpesvirus 5 in green turtles from Hawaii and Florida explain discrepancies in virus detection. Journal of Virology. 01658-19. DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01658-19.



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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1283.1.  Open access.

*Chabot, R. 2018. Using biomarkers to assess the migratory ecology and reproduction of the Florida green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). M.S. Thesis. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

*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 turtlesVirology. 521(2018): 190-197. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2018.06.012.

*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 BayEcological Indicators. 84 (2018) 319-336. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.08.064

Shamblin, B., K.L. Mansfield, E.E. Seney, *C.A. Long, D.A. Bagley, and C.J. Nairn. 2018. Brazilian origin of a neritic juvenile hybrid loggerhead x green turtle foraging in Florida. 2018. Marine Turtle Newsletter. (2018) 155:4-7. Open access.

Wilderman, N. E., C. Gredzens, L. Avens, H.A. Barrios-Garrido, I. Bell, J. Blumenthal, A. Bolten, J.B. McNeill, P. Casale, M. Di Domenico, C.A. Domit, S.P. Epperly, H.H. Godfrey, B.J. Godley, V.G. Carman, M. Hamann, K.M. Hart, T. Ishihara, C.J. Limpus, K.L. Mansfield, T.L. Metz, J.D. Miller, N.J. Pilcher, M.A. Read, C. Sasso, J.A. Seminoff, E.E. Seney, A.S. Williard, J. Tomas, G.M. Velez-Rubio, M. Ware, J.L. Williams, J. Wyneken, and M.M.P.B. Fuentes. 2018. Informing research priorities for immature sea turtles through expert solicitation. Endangered Species Research. Vol. 37: 55-76. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00916. Open access.



*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. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-17206-3. Open access.

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



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 evaluationHerpetological Conservation Biology. 11:486-496.

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

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.



*Cope, K. 2015. A socio-economic assessment of marine turtle eco-tourism. M.S. Thesis. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

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. Open access.



*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

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 rookeryChelonian Conservation and Biology. 13(2): 173-181.

Keske, C L., *D.A. Bagley, A.B. Meylan, C.R. Mott, M. J. Bresette, L.M. Ehrhart, and K.L. Mansfield. 2016. Tag returns of adult green turtles from Florida’s head start program (1971-1988). Marine Turtle Newsletter. 149: 12-13. Online: http://www.seaturtle.org/mtn/PDF/MTN149.pdf.

Mansfield, K.L., J. Wyneken., W. Porter, and J. Luo. 2014. First satellite tracks of neonate sea turtles redefine the “lost years” oceanic nicheProceedings 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 MexicoMarine Biology. 161: 863-870. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-013-2386-2.

Shamblin, B.M., Bagley, *D.A., Ehrhart, L.M. N.A. Desjardin, R.E. Martin, K.M. Hart, E. Naro-Maciel, K. Rusenko, J.C. Stiner, D. Sobel, C. Johnson, T.J. Wilmers, L.J. Wright, and C.J. Nairn. 2014. Genetic structure of Florida green turtle rookeries as indicated by mitochondrial DNA control region sequencesConservation Genetics. 16673–685 (2015). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-014-0692-y



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

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. DOI: 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 habitatChelonian Conservation and Biology. 12(2):252-261.

*Sanchez, C. 2013. Sex Ratios Of Juvenile Green Turtles (chelonia Mydas) In Three Developmental Habitats Along the Coast of Florida. M.S. Thesis. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

*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, FL.



*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 isotopesPLoS 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, FL.

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 rookeriesMarine 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 unitMarine 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.

*Long, T.M. 2010. An Assessment Of Sea Turtle Nesting Behavior In Relation To Hurricane- And Restoration-induced Beach Morphodynamics. M.S. thesis. University of Central Florida, Orlando; FL.

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 temperaturesEndangered 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 turtlesRestoration 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, USAMarine Ecology Progress Series. 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 recapturesEndangered Species Research. 11:61-68.

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 metagenomics.  Journal 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 speciesConservation Genetics. 10:577-580.



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 megaherbivoreGlobal 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 turtles.  Ecology.  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 recapturesJournal 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 turtleMarine Turtle Newsletter. 111:6-7.

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



*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, FL. 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, FL. 47 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, FL. 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 turtlesNature. 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, FL. 80 pp.

Weishampel, J.F., *D.A. Bagley and L.M. Ehrhart. 2004Earlier nesting by loggerhead sea turtles following sea surface warmingGlobal 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, FL. 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.

*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, FL. 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 beachBiological Conservation. 110 (2003): 295-303.



*Weidlich, J.S. 2002. A survey of the mammals of the Archie Carr and Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuges. M.S. Thesis. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. 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 virus.  Diseases 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 mydasJournal 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, FL. 88 pp.

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