The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III
New areas covered include in vivo imaging of structure, spatial distributions of marine turtles at sea, epibiosis, imprinting, parasitology, and climatic effects. Life history is explored in three chapters covering age determination, predator-prey interactions, and mortality from bycatch.
The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III will inspire scientists and students to explore and expand their understanding of these intriguing animals. The book provides clear baseline summaries, thoughtful syntheses, and effective presentation of the most fundamental topics spanning form and function, health, distributions, behavior, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Its scope and depth make it the definitive go-to reference in the field.
- Hardback | 475 pages
- 178 x 254 x 22.86mm | 1,179g
- 25 Mar 2013
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- CRC Press Inc
- Bosa Roca, United States
- 22 Tables, black and white; 98 Illustrations, color
Other books in this series
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07 Jun 2011
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Table of contents
Vision; Kerstin A. Fritsches and Eric J. Warrant
Natal Homing and Imprinting in Sea Turtles; Kenneth J. Lohmann, Catherine M.F. Lohmann, J. Roger Brothers, and Nathan F. Putman
The Skeleton: An In Vivo View of Structure; Jeanette Wyneken
Age and Age Estimation in Sea Turtles; Larisa Avens and Melissa L. Snover
Molecular Genetics of Sea Turtles; Michael P. Jensen, Nancy N. FitzSimmons, and Peter H. Dutton
Oceanic Habits and Habitats: Dermochelys coriacea; Vincent S. Saba
Oceanic Habits and Habitats: Caretta caretta; Katherine L. Mansfield and Nathan F. Putman
Feeding Biology: Advances from Field-Based Observations, Physiological Studies, and Molecular Techniques; T. Todd Jones and Jeffrey A. Seminoff
Predators, Prey, and the Ecological Roles of Sea Turtles; Michael R. Heithaus
Exposure to and Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants; Jennifer M. Keller
Fisheries Bycatch of Marine Turtles: Lessons Learned from Decades of
Research and Conservation; Rebecca Lewison, Bryan Wallace, Joana Alfaro-Shigueto, Jeff Mangel, Sara Maxwell, and Elliott Hazen
Climate Change and Marine Turtles; Mark Hamann, Mariana M.P.B. Fuentes, Natalie C. Ban, and Veronique J.L. Mocellin
Free-Ranging Sea Turtle Health; Mark Flint
Sea Turtle Epibiosis; Michael G. Frick and Joseph B. Pfaller
Parasites of Marine Turtles; Ellis C. Greiner
...important new findings are included in this latest volume, several based on methodologies only used intensively on sea turtle ecology in recent times... Looking at the three-volume series of Biology of Sea Turtles, clear developments in the field can be seen, with a range of paradigms being revisited and revised in the last volume, for instance ontogeny and individual specialization. ...
All three volumes, and the third in particular, end with recommendations for further research, the need for methodology improvements, and key questions to be addressed. This is a valuable approach, and it makes the current volume a valuable guide, as well as an inspiration, for the current and next generation of sea turtle scientists.
Overall, in my opinion the current book should be compulsory reading for researchers, managers, and conservationists who deal with marine turtles and their habitats. I cannot wait until vol. IV is available!"
-Leandro Bugoni, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG, in Marine Biology Research, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2014
Praise for Previous Volumes:
" ... simply cannot be missing from the bookshelf of anyone seriously involved with sea turtles, whether it be sea turtle researchers or the staff and managers of marine protected areas with sea turtles in their waters or on their beaches."
-Michael Stachowitsch, in Marine Ecology
"The Biology of Sea Turtles is one of the best places to start ... may be recommended to libraries and individuals."
-N. Mrosovsky, in Nature
" ... likely to become the standard reference in the field ... well illustrated with line drawings and photographs ... a first source for many herpetologists looking for current information on sea turtles."
-Kentwood D. Wells, in Copeia
" ... undoubtedly a key reference text for those involved closely with sea turtle research and an essential purchase for institutional libraries ... ."
-Brendan J Godley, in Marine Turtle Newsletter
About Jeanette Wyneken
Kenneth J. Lohmann, Ph.D., is the Charles P. Postelle, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His scientific interests focus on the behavior and neurobiology of marine animals, with a particular emphasis on unusual sensory systems and how animals use the Earth's magnetic field to guide long-distance migrations. He has published research on diverse invertebrate and vertebrate animals, including more than 50 peer-reviewed studies on sea turtles.
John A. (Jack) Musick, Ph.D., is the Marshall Acuff Professor Emeritus in Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William and Mary. Many of Dr. Musick's recent studies have focused on fisheries bycatch of long-lived marine animals such as sharks and sea turtles. He has published more than 150 scientific papers and coauthored or edited 21 books focused on the ecology and conservation of sharks, marine fisheries management, and sea turtle ecology.