The ecology of overwintering among turtles: where turtles overwinter and its consequences

@article{Ultsch2006TheEO,
  title={The ecology of overwintering among turtles: where turtles overwinter and its consequences},
  author={Gordon R Ultsch},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={81}
}
  • G. R. Ultsch
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
Turtles are a small taxon that has nevertheless attracted much attention from biologists for centuries. However, a major portion of their life cycle has received relatively little attention until recently ‐ namely what turtles are doing, and how they are doing it, during the winter. In the northern parts of their ranges in North America, turtles may spend more than half of their lives in an overwintering state. In this review, I emphasise the ecological aspects of overwintering among turtles… Expand
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