Western Pond Turtle Literature – Citations New and Old

A few more western pond turtle articles have trickled in this year. Even though I’ve updated the western pond turtle literature page (where the bulk of the western pond turtle literature published has been meticulously indexed and posted for public consumption), they’re still worth mentioning here as well. If you know of any I’ve overlooked, please let me know…

Alvarez, Jeff. A., Kelly A. Davidson, and Sarah M. Foster. 2014. Actinemys marmorata (Western Pond Turtle). Nest predation. Herpetological Review 45:307–308.  [LINK]

Bondi, Cheryl A., and Sharyn B. Marks. 2013. Differences in Flow Regime Influence the Seasonal Migrations, Body Size, and Body Condition of Western Pond Turtles (Actinemys marmorata) That Inhabit Perennial and Intermittent Riverine Sites in Northern California. Copeia 1:142–153.

Spinks, Phillip Q., Robert C. Thomson, and H. Bradley Shaffer. 2014. The Advantages of Going Large: Genome-wide SNPs Clarify the Complex Population History and Systematics of the Threatened Western Pond Turtle. Molecular Ecology 23(9): 2228-2241.


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  1. #1 by Don McEnhill on August 8, 2014 - 8:27 am

    Thanks Matthew for keeping us all up to speed on WPT research!

    • #2 by Matthew Bettelheim on August 11, 2014 - 9:09 am

      Not a problem! Thanks for checking in.

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