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Title: The spatial ecology of marine turtles
Author: Witt, Matthew John
ISNI:       0000 0004 0954 1671
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2007
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Gaining an understanding of the spatial ecology of marine turtles is essential for elucidating aspects of their life history ecology and for effective conservation management. This thesis presents a collection of chapters seeking to investigate the spatial ecology of this taxon. An array of technologies and methodologies are employed to ask both ecological and spatial management questions. Work focuses on foraging and thermal ecology, spatial appropriateness of Marine Protected Areas, movement models to describe habitat utilisation, analysis of data from sightings and strandings schemes and the use of a large synoptic fisheries dataset to describe fisheries patterns and putative risks to marine megavertebrates.
Supervisor: Godley, Brendan ; Broderick, Annette Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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