Theses and Dissertations


Anderson, Y. 2002. The ecological relationship between the tumor-promoting dinoflagellate, Prorocentrum spp., and fibropapillomatosis in green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Hawaii and Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 210 pp.

Barichivich, W. J. 2006. Characterization of a marine turtle aggregation in the big bend of Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 57 pp.

Barrow, L. M. 2006. Stable delta 13 carbon and delta 15 nitrogen isotope values from nesting leatherback sea turtles in Florida and effects of preservatives on stable delta 13 carbon and delta 15 nitrogen isotope analyses. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 50 pp.

Bjorndal, K. A. 1979. Nutrition and grazing behaviour of the green turtle, Chelonia mydas, a seagrass herbivore. Ph.D. Dissertation, University ofFlorida, Gainesville: 72 pp.

Bouchard, S. S. 1998. Nutrient and energy transport from marine to terrestrial ecosystems by loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, at Melbourne Beach, Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 60 pp.

Bradford, B. M.  2003.  Beyond the beach patrol : an evaluation of volunteer motivation for sea turtle conservation in Florida.  M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 119 pp.

Brinn, L. A. 2008. Assessment of differences in physical properties of sand associated with beach nourishment and effects on loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nesting in northwest Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 70 pp.

Campbell, C. L. 1994. Effects of flash photography on nesting behavior of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) at Tortuguero, Costa Rica. M.S. Thesis,University of Florida, Gainesville: 75 pp.

Campbell, C. L. 2003. Population assessment and management needs of a green turtle, Chelonia mydas, population in the western Caribbean. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 124 pp.

Carthy, R. R. 1996. The role of the eggshell and nest chamber in loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) egg incubation. Ph.D. Dissertation, University ofFlorida, Gainesville: 121 pp.

Coberley, S. S. 2002. The role of herpesviruses in marine turtle diseases. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville: 208 pp.

Crain, D. A.  1994.  Insulin-like growth factor-I in the plasma of two chelonians, Caretta caretta and Trachemys scripta elegans.  M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville:  82 pp.

Encalada, S. E. 1995. Phylogeography and conservation genetics of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 79 pp.

Gallaher, A. A.  2009.  The effects of beach nourishment on sea turtle nesting densities in Florida.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 153 pp.

Garland, K. A.  2011.  Consumptive use and conservation of marine turtles in Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua : implications of taste preferences, local opinions, and cultural knowledge.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 171 pp.

Garmestani, A. S. 1997. Sea turtle nesting in the Ten Thousand Islands of Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 96 pp.

Gregory, L. F. 1994. Capture stress in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 59 pp.

Herbst, L. H. 1995. The etiology and pathogenesis of green turtle fibropapillomatosis. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 284 pp.

Horikoshi, K. 1992. Egg survivorship and primary sex ratio of green turtles, Chelonia mydas, at Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Ph.D. Dissertation,University of Florida, Gainesville: 157 pp.

Lackovich, J. J.  1999.  Studies of a viral etiology for fibropapillomatosis of the green turtle, Chelonia mydas, and the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta.  M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 44 pp.

Lagueux, C. J. 1998. Marine turtle fishery of Caribbean Nicaragua: human use patterns and harvest trends. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida,Gainesville: 215 pp.

Lamont, M. M. 2002. Response of foraging shorebirds and nesting sea turtles to barrier island dynamics. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida,Gainesville: 119 pp.

Leon, Y. M. 2000. Selective feeding by the hawksbill turtle, an important predator in coral reef ecosystems. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida,Gainesville: 78 pp.

López-Castro, M. C.  2013.  Evaluating connections between oceanic and neritic foraging areas of sea turtles in the Atlantic Ocean with biochemical markers.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 106 pp.

McCauley, S.J. 1997. Effects of dietary dilution in chelonians: implications for their ecology and conservation. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 75 pp.

McMichael, E. 2005. Ecology of juvenile green turtles, Chelonia mydas, at a temperate foraging area in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 108 pp.

Moran, K. L. 1998. Effects of the thermal environment on the temporal pattern of emergence of hatchling loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 106 pp.

Moran, K. L. 2003. Simulated green turtle grazing: effects on structure and productivity of seagrass (Thalassia testudinum) beds in the central Bahamas. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 137 pp.

Mota, M.J. 2009. Beach restoration in Florida : effects on sea turtle nesting and hatchling physiology. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 167 pp.

Nester, L. R. 2006. Effects of off-road vehicles on the nesting activity of loggerhead sea turtles in North Carolina. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida,Gainesville: 92 pp.

Norem, A. D. 2005. Injury assessment of sea turtles utilizing the neritic zone of the southeastern United States. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida,Gainesville: 98 pp.

Pajuelo, M.E. 2010. Stable isotope dichotomy in loggerhead turtles reveals Pacific-Atlantic oceanographic differences. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 51 pp.

Pajuelo, M.E.  2015.  The foraging ecology of loggerhead turtles in the North Atlantic: Evidence from stable isotope values.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Pearce, A. F.  2001.  Contrasting population structure of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA markers.  M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 72 pp.

Peskin, J. D. 2002. Attitudes of local guides toward ecotourism, sea turtle conservation, and guiding in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. M.S. Thesis,University of Florida, Gainesville: 81 pp.

Pfaller, J. B. 2016.  High seas hitchhiker and sea turtle symbiont: global genetics and ecological interactions of oceanic crabs.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville:  180 pp.

Reich, K. J. 2009. Sea turtle life history patterns revealed through stable isotope analyses. PhD Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 91 pp.

Roark, A. M. 2007. Physiological and life-history responses to patterns of food availability. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 159 pp.

Scarpino, R. A. 2007. Guiding loggerhead hatchlings to the sea : an assessment of ground-level barriers and conflicting cues. M.S. Thesis, Universityof Florida, Gainesville: 82 pp.

Schmid, J. R. 2000. Activity patterns and habitat associations of Kemp’s ridley turtles, Lepidochelys kempi, in the coastal waters of the Cedar  Keys,Florida. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 184 pp.

Senko, J. 2009. Fine scale diel movements and short term activity ranges of a marine megaherbivore at a tidally driven lagoon. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 75 pp.

Stacy, B. A. 2008. Spirorchiid trematodes of sea turtles in Florida: associated disease, diversity, and life cycle studies. PhD Dissertation, University ofFlorida, Gainesville: 248 pp.

Tiwari, M. 1998. A comparison of morphological and reproductive characteristics of loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, nesting in the United States, Brazil, and Greece. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville: 78 pp.

Tiwari, M. 2004. Density-dependent effects on hatchling production in the green turtle nesting population in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 88 pp.

Vander Zanden, H.B.  2012.  Interpreting sea turtle trophic ecology through stable isotope analysis.  PhD dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville.  155 pp.

Wabnitz, C. C. C.  2010.  Sea turtle conservation and ecosystem-based management with a focus on green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and seagrassbeds.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver:  271 pp.

Williams, N.C.  2012.  Diet characterization in immature, neritic green turtles, Chelonia mydas, using gut contents and stable isotope analyses. Masters Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville.  68 pp.

Witherington, B. E. 1992. Sea-finding behavior and the use of photic orientation cues by hatchling sea turtles (Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas,Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea). Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville: 240 pp.

Wood, D. W. 1998. Relation of temperature, moisture, conductivity, and beach slope to nest site selection in loggerhead sea turtles. M.S. Thesis,University of Florida, Gainesville: 64 pp.

Zárate, P. M.  2013.  Biology of the green turtle Chelonia mydas in the Galápagos Islands.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville:173 pp.