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Estimating survival rates of uncatchable animals: the myth of high juvenile mortality in reptiles.
Survival rates of juvenile reptiles are critical population parameters but are difficult to obtain through mark-recapture programs because these small, secretive animals are rarely caught. ThisExpand
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Forecasting the viability of sea turtle eggs in a warming world.
  • D. Pike
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Global change biology
  • 2014
Animals living in tropical regions may be at increased risk from climate change because current temperatures at these locations already approach critical physiological thresholds. Relatively smallExpand
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Do Green Turtles Modify Their Nesting Seasons in Response to Environmental Temperatures?
Abstract Recent evidence suggests that higher sea-surface temperatures are affecting nesting patterns in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta), specifically by causing nesting to begin earlier inExpand
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Offspring Sex in a Lizard Depends on Egg Size
Current paradigms may substantially underestimate the complexity of reptilian sex determination. In previous work, we have shown that the sex of a hatchling lizard (Bassiana duperreyi, Scincidae)Expand
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Variation in Thermal Performance of a Widespread Pathogen, the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Rates of growth and reproduction of the pathogens that cause emerging infectious diseases can be affected by local environmental conditions; these conditions can thus influence the strength andExpand
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Resilience of marine turtle regional management units to climate change.
Enhancing species resilience to changing environmental conditions is often suggested as a climate change adaptation strategy. To effectively achieve this, it is necessary first to understand theExpand
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Forecasting range expansion into ecological traps: climate-mediated shifts in sea turtle nesting beaches and human development.
  • D. Pike
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Global change biology
  • 1 October 2013
Some species are adapting to changing environments by expanding their geographic ranges. Understanding whether range shifts will be accompanied by increased exposure to other threats is crucial toExpand
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Environmental correlates of nesting in loggerhead turtles, Caretta caretta
  • D. Pike
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 September 2008
Little is known about the specific environmental cues that gravid females use to initiate nesting behaviours, especially in aquatic species that are restricted to nesting in terrestrial environments.Expand
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Movement Patterns, Habitat Use, and Growth of Hatchling Tortoises, Gopherus polyphemus
  • D. Pike
  • Biology
  • Copeia
  • 1 February 2006
Abstract Movement and activity patterns are important aspects of the ecology and conservation of any organism. Among turtles, data on the behavioral ecology of hatchling stages are lacking. ToExpand
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Sea turtle species vary in their susceptibility to tropical cyclones
Severe climatic events affect all species, but there is little quantitative knowledge of how sympatric species react to such situations. We compared the reproductive seasonality of sea turtles thatExpand
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