Impacts of climate change on the largest green turtle population in the world: the nGBR green turtle population

Fuentes, M.M.P.B, Limpus, C.J., and Hamann, M. (2010) Impacts of climate change on the largest green turtle population in the world: the nGBR green turtle population. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter, 12. pp. 6-8.

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Abstract

[Extract] Sea turtles are vulnerable to aspects of climate change because they have life history, physiological attributes and behaviour that make them extremely sensitive to environmental changes (Hamann et al., 2007; Hawkes et al., 2009; Poloczanska et al., 2009). Arguably, the more detectable impacts of climate change to sea turtles will occur during their terrestrial reproductive phase (egg laying, egg incubation and hatchling success phase) since there are clear, and relatively straightforward, effects of increased temperature, sea level rise and cyclonic activity on sea turtle nesting sites and reproductive output (Hawkes et al., 2009; Fuentes et al., 2010a; Witt et al., 2010).

Item ID: 16181
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
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ISSN: 0973-1695
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 04:05
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies @ 50%
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