Global research priorities for sea turtles: Informing management and conservation in the 21st century

Hamann, M., Godfrey, M. H., Seminoff, J. A., Arthur, K., Barata, P. C. R., Bjorndal, K. A., Bolten, A. B., Broderick, A. C., Campbell, L. M., Carreras. C., Casale, P., Chaloupka, M., Chan, S. K. F., Coyne, M. S., Crowder, L. B., Diez, C. E., Dutton, P. H., Epperly, S. P., Fitz Simmons, N. N., Formia, A., Girondot, M., Hays, G. C., Cheng, I. J., Kaska, Y., Lewison, R., Mortimer, J. A., Nichols, W. J., Reina, R. D., Shanker, K., Spotila, J. R., Tomas, J., Wallace, B. P., Work, T. M., Zbinden, J. and Godley, B. J. (2010) Global research priorities for sea turtles: Informing management and conservation in the 21st century. Endangered Species Research, 11 3: 245-269. doi:10.3354/esr00279

Author Hamann, M.
Godfrey, M. H.
Seminoff, J. A.
Arthur, K.
Barata, P. C. R.
Bjorndal, K. A.
Bolten, A. B.
Broderick, A. C.
Campbell, L. M.
Carreras. C.
Casale, P.
Chaloupka, M.
Chan, S. K. F.
Coyne, M. S.
Crowder, L. B.
Diez, C. E.
Dutton, P. H.
Epperly, S. P.
Fitz Simmons, N. N.
Formia, A.
Girondot, M.
Hays, G. C.
Cheng, I. J.
Kaska, Y.
Lewison, R.
Mortimer, J. A.
Nichols, W. J.
Reina, R. D.
Shanker, K.
Spotila, J. R.
Tomas, J.
Wallace, B. P.
Work, T. M.
Zbinden, J.
Godley, B. J.
Title Global research priorities for sea turtles: Informing management and conservation in the 21st century
Journal name Endangered Species Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1863-5407
Publication date 2010-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3354/esr00279
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 245
End page 269
Total pages 25
Place of publication Oldendorf, Germany
Publisher Inter-Research
Language eng
Abstract Over the past 3 decades, the status of sea turtles and the need for their protection to aid population recovery have increasingly captured the interest of government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the general public worldwide. This interest has been matched by increased research attention, focusing on a wide variety of topics relating to sea turtle biology and ecology, together with the interrelations of sea turtles with the physical and natural environments. Although sea turtles have been better studied than most other marine fauna, management actions and their evaluation are often hindered by the lack of data on turtle biology, human-turtle interactions, turtle population status and threats. In an effort to inform effective sea turtle conservation a list of priority research questions was assembled based on the opinions of 35 sea turtle researchers from 13 nations working in fields related to turtle biology and/or conservation. The combined experience of the contributing researchers spanned the globe as well as many relevant disciplines involved in conservation research. An initial list of more than 200 questions gathered from respondents was condensed into 20 metaquestions and classified under 5 categories: reproductive biology, biogeography, population ecology, threats and conservation strategies.
Keyword Conservation
Global priorities
Sea turtles
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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