Quantifying environmental and anthropogenic drivers of sea turtle distribution and abundance in the Gulf of Mexico


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Central Florida Department of Biology

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Grants

Project Location: Florida1

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami


Project ID: 489
Project Name: Quantifying environmental and anthropogenic drivers of sea turtle distribution and abundance in the Gulf of Mexico
SourceUID: 2000006434
Latitude: 28.60012082
Longitude: -81.19864179
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Orange
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: University of Central Florida Department of Biology
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Katherine Mansfield
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/grantees/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 494000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 494000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 12
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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