Mariana and colleagues from Brazil have recently published an article at the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology that determines the primary sex ratio of loggerhead hatchlings produced in Brazil during the last 25 years. Sea turtles have temperature dependent sex determination, with warmer temperatures producing more females. Therefore concern exists that global warming … Continue reading New Paper: Identification of loggerhead male producing beaches in the south Atlantic: Implications for conservation.
Resources for conserving biodiversity are invariably insufficient. This situation creates the need for transparent, systematic frameworks to help stakeholders prioritize the allocation of resources across multiple management actions. Together with other members (Bob Pressey and Piero Visconti) from The Conservation Planning Group, various stakeholders (Cape York Sustainable Futures, Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, … Continue reading NEW PAPER: A decision framework for prioritizing multiple management actions for threatened marine megafauna
Mariana Fuentes has started a new project in collaboration with Fundação Pró-Tamar to explore the spatio-temporal variability of hawksbill and loggerhead turtle hatchling sex ratio in Brazil. Marine turtles have temperature-dependent sex determination, where their sex ratio is determined by the nest temperature. Projected increases in temperature may skew sea turtle population′s sex ratios towards … Continue reading News from the field: Turtles in Brazil
Have you ever wondered how Brazil meets its marine conservation objectives? Brazil is generally known for it’s forests, football and parties but the country’s marine resources are also spectacular, and includes bays where over thousands of dolphins aggregate as the sun sets over the ocean. To understand how well these resources are protected, Rafael Magris … Continue reading NEW PAPER: Analysis of Progress Towards a Comprehensive System of Marine Protected Areas in Brazil