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Salinity tolerances and use of saline environments by freshwater turtles: implications of sea level rise
The projected rise in global mean sea levels places many freshwater turtle species at risk of saltwater intrusion into freshwater habitats. Freshwater turtles are disproportionately more threatenedExpand
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Hierarchical, Quantitative Biogeographic Provinces for All North American Turtles and Their Contribution to the Biogeography of Turtles and the Continent
Abstract: Our study represents the first attempt to describe biogeographic provinces for North American (México, United States, and Canada) turtles. We analyzed three nested data sets separately: (1)Expand
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Range-Wide and Regional Patterns of Population Structure and Genetic Diversity in the Gopher Tortoise
Abstract The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) has experienced dramatic population declines throughout its distribution in the southeastern United States and is federally listed as threatened i...
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Illuminating hotspots of imperiled aquatic biodiversity in the southeastern US
Abstract The southeastern United States is a global hotspot for aquatic biodiversity but has relatively little land under protection. To guide conservation investment in this region, we developed aExpand
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Macroecological patterns of sexual size dimorphism in turtles of the world
Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) is a well‐documented phenomenon in both plants and animals; however, the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that drive and maintain SSD patterns across geographicExpand
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Turtle biogeography: Global regionalization and conservation priorities
Abstract Defaunation in the Anthropocene has created a need to focus limited conservation resources on geographically-explicit areas with high conservation significance. Priority conservation areasExpand
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Application of hydrogeophysical techniques to study the distribution of a burrowing crayfish in a wetland
Crayfish are important in wetland systems because of their function in soil nutrient turnover. Since many crayfishes are imperiled by anthropogenic activities, it is important to understand factorsExpand