Quantifying Environmental and Anthropogenic Drivers of Sea Turtle Distribution and Abundance in the Gulf of Mexico
University of Central Florida Department of Biology
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)
NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants
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.