Future directions in the research and management of marine snakes

Udyawer, Vinay, Barnes, Peter, Bonnet, Xavier, Brischoux, François, Crowe-Riddell, Jenna M., D'Anastasi, Blanche, Fry, Bryan G., Gillett, Amber, Goiran, Claire, Guinea, Michael L., Heatwole, Harold, Heupel, Michelle R., Hourston, Mathew, Kangas, Mervi, Kendrick, Alan, Koefoed, Inigo, Lillywhite, Harvey B., Lobo, Aaron S., Lukoschek, Vimoksalehi, McAuley, Rory, Nitschke, Charlotte, Rasmussen, Arne R., Sanders, Kate L., Sheehy, Coleman, Shine, Richard, Somaweera, Ruchira, Sweet, Samuel S., and Voris, Harold K. (2018) Future directions in the research and management of marine snakes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9 (5). 399.

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Abstract

Marine snakes represent the most speciose group of marine reptiles and are a significant component of reef and coastal ecosystems in tropical oceans. Research on this group has historically been challenging due to the difficulty in capturing, handling, and keeping these animals for field- and lab-based research. Inexplicable declines in marine snake populations across global hotspots have highlighted the lack of basic information on this group and elevated multiple species as conservation priorities. With the increased interest in research on marine snakes, we conducted a systematic survey of experts to identify twenty key questions that can direct future research. These questions are framed across a wide array of scientific fields to produce much-needed information relevant to the conservation and management of marine snakes.

Item ID: 58703
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2296-7745
Keywords: Conservation; Endangered species; Management; Policy; Research priorities; Sea krait; Sea snake
Copyright Information: © 2018 Udyawer, Barnes, Bonnet, Brischoux, Crowe-Riddell, D’Anastasi, Fry, Gillett, Goiran, Guinea, Heatwole, Heupel, Hourston, Kangas, Kendrick, Koefoed, Lillywhite, Lobo, Lukoschek, McAuley, Nitschke, Rasmussen, Sanders, Sheehy, Shine, Somaweera, Sweet and Voris. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Funders: National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Marine Biodiversity Hub
Projects and Grants: Project A8
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2019 04:16
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management @ 100%
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