Assessment of pathogens and toxicants in New Orleans, LA following Hurricane Katrina.
- S. Presley, T. Rainwater, R. Kendall
- Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Science and Technology
- 15 January 2006
Initial findings suggest numerous environmental contaminants are present in New Orleans and support the need for further evaluation of the extent of those threats.
Canebrakes: An Ecological and Historical Perspective
Cane (Arundinaria gigantea (Walter) Muhl.) is found throughout the southeastern United States and forms monotypic stands known as canebrakes. Canebrake ecology has been largely ignored by…
Morelet's Crocodile Crocodylus moreletii
Morelet’s crocodile is a medium-sized species occurring in the Atlantic lowlands of the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula and recently a great deal of research has been conducted on its distribution and status in Mexico.
Low Levels of Nucleotide Diversity in Crocodylus moreletii and Evidence of Hybridization with C. acutus
Examinations of both population genetic structure and the processes that lead to such structure in crocodilians have been initiated in several species in response to a call by the IUCN Crocodile…
Biodiversity Conservation in a Changing Climate: A Review of Threats and Implications for Conservation Planning in Myanmar
The aim of this review is to examine the implications of increased economic growth and a changing climate within the larger context of biodiversity conservation in Myanmar, and summarize conservation challenges, assess direct climatological impacts on biodiversity and conclude with recommendations for long-term adaptation approaches.
Size estimation, morphometrics, sex ratio, sexual size dimorphism, and biomass of Morelet's crocodile in northern Belize
- S. Platt, T. Rainwater, J. Thorbjarnarson, A. G. Finger, T. Anderson, S. Mcmurry
- Environmental Science, Biology
Strong positive allometric relationships were found between measures of body length and other morphometric attributes, and provide a reliable means to estimate body length from tracks, skulls, and body parts.
Reproductive dynamics of a tropical freshwater crocodilian: Morelet's crocodile in northern Belize
A partial correlation analysis of egg and clutch attributes found that independent of female SVL, EM increases with increasing clutch size, and positively correlated with female snout–vent length (SVL).
Global Conservation Status of Turtles and Tortoises (Order Testudines)
- A. Rhodin, C. Stanford, R. Vogt
- Environmental ScienceChelonian Conservation and Biology
- 18 December 2018
The order Testudines is, on average, more imperiled than all other larger orders (≥ 20 species) of Reptilia, Amphibia, Mammalia, or Aves, but has percentages of CR+EN and Threatened species and an ATL similar to those of Primates and Caudata (salamanders).
Metals and organochlorine pesticides in caudal scutes of crocodiles from Belize and Costa Rica.
Nesting Ecology of the American Crocodile in the Coastal Zone of Belize
Abstract We conducted a study of American Crocodile nesting ecology in coastal Belize from June 1996 to July 1997. Most nesting areas were found on elevated beach ridges composed of coarse sand.…