About This Project
Caretta caretta (loggerhead sea turtle) is a globally threatened species. The Georgia DNR relocates some nests for conservation management, yet we don't fully understand how a multitude of environmental factors may affect success of nests which is critical for successful sea turtle conservation and management. I will evaluate how temperature, moisture, vegetation, flooding, elevation, and dune orientation affect success of loggerhead nests on Ossabaw Island, Ga.
Browse Other Projects on Experiment
Who's up there? Effects of land use on canopy plants in cloud forests and pastures of Monteverde, Costa Rica
Epiphytes grow in the canopy of trees, deriving support from their hosts, but getting water and nutrients...