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Quantifying Environmental and Anthropogenic Drivers of Sea Turtle Distribution and Abundance in the Gulf of Mexico

Implementing Organization

University of Central Florida Department of Biology

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$494,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program – Grants

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

 Biological connectivity can facilitate the propagation of impacts due to environmental and anthropogenic stressors from local to regional scales, posing significant challenges for ecosystem management and protection of species. To address these challenges and to help guide the management and protection of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico, the project research team plans to synthesize sea turtle distribution and abundance data with key oceanographic data to advance our understanding of how human activities influence the distribution and abundance of mobile marine species.

Contact

Katherine Mansfield
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kate.mansfield@ucf.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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