Spatial and temporal use of floodplain habitats by lentic and lotic species of aquatic turtles

  title={Spatial and temporal use of floodplain habitats by lentic and lotic species of aquatic turtles},
  author={James Bodie and Raymond D. Semlitsch},
We investigated the use of aquatic and terrestrial floodplain habitats by lentic and lotic turtles inhabiting the Missouri River, a contemporary, regulated large river. Specifically, we tested whether habitats were used differentially by turtle species, sexes, and life stages over biologically determined spatial and temporal scales. We monitored female and male false map turtles (Graptemys pseudogeographica) and slider turtles (Trachemys scripta) for 14 months, using radiotelemetry. In addition… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
11 Citations
33 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 11 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 33 references

Fine - scale use of floodplain habitats by lentic and lotic turtles : implications for management of large river systems

  • Bodie, RD Semlitsch
  • Contemporary hydrology of a largeriver floodplain…
  • 1998

Flooding to restore connectivity of regulated , largeriver wetlands

  • DL Galat, LH Fredrickson, +12 authors RD Semlitsch
  • BioScience
  • 1998

Geomor - phology , distribution and connectivity of lower Missouri River floodplain waterbodies scoured by the flood of 1993

  • DL Galat, JW Robinson, JB Hooker, LM Sowa
  • Verh Int Ver Theor Angew Limnol
  • 1997

Restoring aquatic resources to the lower Missouri River : issues and initiatives

  • JW Robinson, LW Hesse
  • 1996

Wildlife use of the Missouri and Mississippi River basins : an ecological overview

  • JW Smith
  • 1996

Early postemergent behavior and habitat selection in hatchling Blanding ’ s turtles , Emydoidea blandingii , in Massachusetts

  • FR Cagle
  • Chelonian Conserv Biol
  • 1995

Past , present , and future concepts in large river ecology

  • BL Johnson, WB Richardson, TJ Naimo
  • BioScience
  • 1995

Terrestrial buffer zones and wetland conservation : a case study of freshwater turtles in a Carolina bay

  • VJ Burke, JW Gibbons
  • Conserv Biol
  • 1995

Molecular systematics of map turtles ( Graptemys ) : a comparison of mitochondrial restriction site versus sequence data

  • T Lamb, C Lydeard, RB Walker, JW Gibbons
  • Syst Biol
  • 1994

Ontogenetic changes in habitat use by juvenile turtles , Chelydra serpentine and Chrysemys picta

  • JD Congdon, SW Gotte, RW McDiarmid
  • Can Field Nat
  • 1992

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…