Green turtles, loggerheads, mark recapture, barker models, survivorship, demography
Loggerheads (Caretta caretta) are listed as Threatened and green turtles (Chelonia mydas) are listed as Endangered under the United States Endangered Species Act. While green turtle nest production in Florida has increased markedly in recent years, loggerhead nest production has followed a more tenuous path. Reasons for these differences are unknown. Limited demographic information is available for these species of conservation concern. I used Barker models, which incorporated mark-recapture, live-resight and dead recovery data, implemented in Program MARK. These models were used to estimate apparent survival for immature loggerhead (
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences, Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
Sterner, Andrew, "Modeling Survival Of Immature Loggerheads (caretta Caretta) And Green Turtles (chelonia Mydas) From 10 Years Of Mark-recapture Data At The Florida Power And Light St. Lucie Plant" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2581.