Understanding the nesting habits of turtles key to conservation efforts


Photos: Patrick Moldowan

Elizabeth Ann Francis, EEB undergraduate student, and colleagues in the Rollinson Lab recently published turtle research from their work at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, Algonquin Provincial Park. Their findings of a thermal trade-off between anthropogenic and natural nests explains one of the most pervasive threats to turtle populations globally: road mortality and roads as an ecological trap.

This highlighted student research article is featured on the July 2019 cover of the journal Oecologica.

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