Relating annual increments of the endangered Blanding's turtle plastron growth to climate

  title={Relating annual increments of the endangered Blanding's turtle plastron growth to climate},
  author={M. Glatz. Richard and Colin P. Laroque and Thomas B. Herman},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={1972 - 1980}
This research is the first published study to report a relationship between climate variables and plastron growth increments of turtles, in this case the endangered Nova Scotia Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii). We used techniques and software common to the discipline of dendrochronology to successfully cross-date our growth increment data series, to detrend and average our series of 80 immature Blanding's turtles into one common chronology, and to seek correlations between the… 

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