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SEA TURTLE RESEARCH

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Webster, W. D.  1994.  Living resources: turtles and marine mammals, pp. 10-12.  In Managing the coastal ocean for the 21st century: North Carolina's role (K. Hart, ed.).  N.C. Sea Grant Publication UNC-SG-94-02.


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Webster, W .D., and K. A. Cook.  2001.  Intraseasonal nesting activity of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in southeastern North Carolina.  Amer. Midl. Nat., 145:66-73.
Woodson, H. M., and W. D. Webster.  1999.  Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle).  Nesting distribution.  Herpetological Review, 30:224-225.


ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS PRESENTED

Piatkowski, D., and W. D. Webster.  In Press.  Long-term effects of beach renourishment on the nesting biology of sea turtles: a four-year study at Masonboro Island, North Carolina, p. xx.  In Proc. Twenty-second Internatl. Sea Turtle Symp.
Ferrell, C. M., W. D. Webster, and D. Piatkowski.  In Press.  Comparison of five soil compaction measurement devices and their implications for the management of nesting sea turtles, p. xx.  In Proc. Twenty-second Internatl. Sea Turtle Symp.

Quel, C. B., and W. D. Webster.  2001.  Remigration intervals for loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) nesting on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, p. xx.  In Proc. Twenty-first Internatl. Sea Turtle Symp.

Piatkowski, D., and W. D. Webster.  2001.  Efficacy of the cone and Lang penetrometers: management implications for beach renourishment in sea turtle nesting habitat, p. xx.  In Proc. Twenty-first Internatl. Sea Turtle Symp.
Nutter, F. B., D. D. Lee, M. A. Stamper, G. A. Lewbart, C. B. Quel, W. D. Webster, and M. K. Stoskopf.  2000.  Hemiovariosalpingectomy in a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), p. XX.  In Proc. Twentieth Internatl. Sea Turtle  Symp.
Piatkowski, D., and W. D. Webster.  2000.  Efficacy of the cone and Lang penetrometers: management implications for  beach renourishment in sea turtle nesting habitat.  J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc., 117:79.
Webster, W. D.  1999.  Sea turtle distribution and breeding along the southeastern coast: Can we maintain our populations?  Assoc. Southeast. Biol., 46:158-159.
Barnes, D. M., H. M. Woodson, W. D. Webster, E. Redfearn, and G. Grant.  1998.  Sea turtle population estimates in  the  Cape Fear River Basin, North Carolina, p. 161-163.  In Proc. Eighteenth Internatl. Sea Turtle Symp. (F. A. Abreu-Grobois, R. Briseno-Duenas, R. Marquez-Millan, and L. Sarti-Martinez, compilers).  NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFC-436, 293 pp.
Grogan, N. L., and W. D. Webster.  1994. Utilization of the Cape Fear River by sea turtles: species composition and  seasonality.  J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc., 109:252.
Tucker, M. M., W. D. Webster, and A. Neville.  1993.  The effect of metabolic heat on sex determination in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).  J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc., 108:197.
Carlin, J. L., C. L. Mittelstadt, and W. D. Webster.  1991.  Relationship between carapace size, number of eggs, and nest  depth of Caretta caretta at Bald Head Island, NC.  J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc., 107:167.
Neville, A., W. D. Webster, and W. B. Brooks.  1989.  Nest temperatures and the duration between pipping and  emergence in hatchling loggerhead sea turtles in southeastern North Carolina, pp. 131-133.  In Proc. Ninth Ann. Workshop Sea Turtle Conserv. (S. A. Eckert, K. L. Eckert, and T.H. Richardson, eds.).  NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFC-232, 305 pp.
Brooks, W. B., and W. D. Webster.  1988.  How tides affect loggerhead emergence activities on Bald Head Island, North  Carolina, pp. 3-5.  In Proc. Eighth Ann. Conf. Sea Turtle Biol. Conserv. (B. A. Schroeder, ed.).  NOAA Tech. Memo.  NMFS-SEFC214, 146 pp.
Gouveia, J. F., and W. D. Webster.  1988.  Nest temperature and sex determination in the loggerhead sea turtle, pp.  27-28.  In Proc. Eighth Ann. Conf. Sea Turtle Biol. Conserv. (B. A. Schroeder, ed.).  NOAA Tech. Memo.  NMFS-SEFC-214, 146 pp.
Neville, A., W. D. Webster, J. F. Gouveia, E. L. Hendricks, I. Hendricks, G. Marvin, and W. H. Marvin.  1988.  The  effects of nest temperature on hatchling emergence in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), pp. 71-73.  In Proc.  Eighth Ann. Conf. Sea Turtle Biol. Conserv. (B. A. Schroeder, ed.).  NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFC-214, 146 pp. 
Webster, W. D., and J. F. Gouveia.  1988.  Predicting hatchling sex ratios in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) by  incubation duration, pp. 127-128.  In Proc. Eighth Ann. Conf. Sea Turtle Biol. Conserv. (B. A. Schroeder, ed.).  NOAA  Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFC-214, 146 pp.


OTHER PAPERS PRESENTED

Nesler, M. A., and W. D. Webster.  1998.  Nesting frequency in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) of Bald Head Island, North Carolina.  N. C. Academy of Sciences, Annual Meeting.
Webster, W. D., D. L. Hentosh, K. M. Davis, and J. M. Leisman.  1995.  The effects of beach renourishment on soil  compaction, ghost crab density and distribution, and loggerhead nest site selection on Masonboro Island, North Carolina.   Fifteenth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.
Webster, W. D. and J. F. Gouveia.  1989.  The timing of sexual differentiation in the loggerhead sea turtle.  Ninth Annual  Workshop on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.
Webster, W. D. and W. B. Brooks.  1988.  How tides affect nesting activity on Bald Head Island.  Eighth Annual  Workshop on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.
Webster, W. D., J. F. Gouveia, and A. Neville.  1988.  The effects of nest temperature on hatchling emergence in the loggerhead sea turtle.  Eighth Annual Workshop on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.
Webster, W.D. and J. F. Gouveia.  1988.  Nest temperature and sex determination in the loggerhead sea turtle.  Eighth  Annual Workshop on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.
Webster, W. D. and J. F. Gouveia.  1988.  Predicting sex ratios by incubation duration.  Eighth Annual Workshop on Sea  Turtle Biology and Conservation.
Webster, W. D.  1987.  Masonboro Island sea turtle research project.  Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation in North  Carolina, Annual Meeting.  


GRADUATE RESEARCH DIRECTED

D. L. Piatkowski.  In Progress.  Long-term effects of beach renourishment on nest success in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta): a four-year study at Masonboro Island, North Carolina.
C. B. Quel.  2001.  Remigration intervals for loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) nesting on Bald Head Island,  North Carolina.
T. P. Pinion.  1996.  Reproductive output of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) nesting on Bald Head Island, North  Carolina.
K. A. Cook.  1994.  Intraseasonal nesting activity of loggerhead sea turtles on Bald Head Island, North Carolina.
T. A. Fitzgerald.  1991.  The critical period for sexual differentiation in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) from  southeastern North Carolina.
A. Neville.  1990.  The effects of nest temperature on hatchling emergence in the loggerhead sea turtle.
J. F. Gouveia.  1988.  The timing of sexual determination in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).


HONORS RESEARCH DIRECTED

C. M. Ferrell.  In Progress.  Efficacy of soil compaction testing devices and their implications for the management of nesting sea turtles.
J. M. Liesman.  1995.  The effects of beach renourishment on soil compaction on Masonboro Island, North Carolina.
D. L. Hentosh.  1995.  Effects of beach renourishment on nesting sea turtles on Masonboro Island, North Carolina.
L. M. Mazzaro.  1986.  The effects of edaphic and climatic variability on nesting success in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on Masonboro Island, North Carolina.


GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AWARDED

DATE

FUNDING AGENCY

TITLE

AMOUNT
2002 Figure '8' Beach Homeowners' Association Survey for endangered plants and animals 
on Figure Eight Island, North Carolina—Piping Plovers, 
sea turtles, sea beach amaranth, and marine mammals
$16,474
2001 Figure '8' Beach Homeowners' Association

Survey for endangered plants and animals 
on Figure Eight Island, North Carolina—Piping Plovers, 
sea turtles, sea beach amaranth, and marine mammals

$16,474
2001 NOAA, National Estuarine Research Reserve Effects of beach renourishment and tilling on nest site selection,
nesting success, and sex determination in the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, on Masonboro Island, North Carolina
$4,000
2000 US Fish and
Wildlife Service
Efficacy of cone, Lang, and Eijkelkamp penetrometers
in measuring soil compaction: management implications
for beach nourishment in sea turtle nesting habitat
$5,000
2000 Figure '8' Beach Homeowners' Association

Effects of beach renourishment and tilling on nest site selection,
nesting success, and sex determination in the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, on Figure Eight Island, North Carolina

$6,980
2000 NOAA, National Estuarine Research Reserve Effects of beach renourishment and tilling on nest site selection,
nesting success, and sex determination in the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, on Masonboro Island, North Carolina
$4,000
2000 NC Wildlife
Resources Commission
Effects of beach renourishment and tilling on nest site selection,
nesting success, and sex determination in the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, on Masonboro Island, North Carolina
$4,000
1999 US Fish and
Wildlife Service
Effects of beach renourishment and tilling on nest site selection,
nesting success, and sex determination in the
loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta
$5,000
1999 NOAA, National
Estuarine Research Reserve
Effects of beach renourishment and tilling on nest site selection,
nesting success, and sex determination in the
loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta
$3,000
1994 US Army Corps of Engineers and NOAA Effects of beach renourishment on nest site selection
and  nesting behavior of loggerhead sea turtles
on Masonboro Island, North Carolina
 $27,110
1994 NC Wildlife Resources Commission Where do North Carolina's loggerhead sea turtles
go during the internesting interval?
$4,000 
1991 US Army Corps
of Engineers
The nesting biology of loggerhead sea turtles
at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
$2,000
1990 US Army Corps
of Engineers
The nesting biology of loggerhead sea turtles
at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
$9,000
1988 US Fish and
Wildlife Service
The effects of nest temperature on sexual differentiation
in the loggerhead sea turtle
$4,000
1986 Society for
Masonboro Island
Nesting ecology of loggerhead sea turtles
on Masonboro Island, North Carolina
$1,000
1985 UNCW Faculty Research and Development Fund The effects of edaphic variability on nesting success in the loggerhead 
sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on Masonboro Island, North Carolina
$993
1985 NC Wildlife
Resources Commission
The effects of edaphic variability on nesting success in the loggerhead 
sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on Masonboro Island, North Carolina
$300

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