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Karen Bjorndal Karen A. Bjorndal

Director, ACCSTR
Department of Biology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Email: bjorndal@ufl.edu
Telephone: 352 392 1126

Karen’s research focuses on nutritional ecology and demography of sea turtles with an emphasis on how nutrition regulates their productivity. She also evaluates the roles of sea turtles in marine ecosystems and how these ecosystems have changed as a result of the drastic declines in sea turtle populations.


Alan B. Bolten Alan B. Bolten

Associate Director, ACCSTR
Department of Biology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Email: abolten@ufl.edu
Telephone: 352 392 5194

Alan’s research interests focus on the biology of the juvenile oceanic stages of sea turtles, on their migratory patterns and demography, and on the role sea turtles play in marine ecosystems.


Cathi Campbell Cathi Campbell

Department of Biology, ACCSTR
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Email: ccampbell59@gmail.com

Cathi’s research has focussed on sea turtle demography, nesting ecology, habitat use, and human use and impacts. She co-founded and co-directed a sea turtle conservation program in Nicaragua, and more recently has consulted with various organizations regarding conservation planning for sea turtles.


Ray R. Carthy Ray R. Carthy

Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, USGS, and
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Email: ngosi@ufl.edu

Ray focuses on sea turtle nesting biology and juvenile sea turtle demographics and habitat use. His research targets behavioral and physiological responses to anthropogenic, stochastic and climate change factors at both the individual and population levels, and seeks to inform coastal conservation and management objectives.


Peter Eliazar Peter J. Eliazar

Department of Biology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Email: eliazar@ufl.edu
Telephone: 352 392 1250

Peter manages the on-line sea turtle bibliography, the CTURTLE listserv discussion group, and the Cooperative Marine Turtle Program for the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research.


Michael G. Frick Michael G. Frick

Department of Biology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Email: mfrick@ufl.edu
Telephone: 912 506 3652

Mike’s research focuses on the foraging ecology and diets of sea turtles, the life histories and taxonomy of the plants and animals that attach to and live upon sea turtles (epibionts), and the reproductive ecology of sea turtles in the southeastern United States.


Elliott R. Jacobson Elliott R. Jacobson

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jacobsone@ufl.edu

Elliott’s research focuses on infectious diseases, health assessment, blood values, and drug pharmokinetics of sea turtles.


Susan K. Jacobson Susan K. Jacobson

Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Email: jacobson@ufl.edu

Susan’s research focuses on the human dimensions of wildlife management with an emphasis on environmental communications and conservation program planning and evaluation.


Paul Klein Paul Klein

Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
College of Medicine
Email: paklein@ufl.edu

Paul’s research focuses on pathogenesis and host defense mechanisms in Chelonians and serodiagnosis and seroepidemiology of infectious diseases of wildlife.


Margaret Lamont Margaret M. Lamont

Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences
USGS SE Ecological Science Center
Email: mmlamont@ufl.edu

Meg’s research focuses on many aspects of the ecology and biology of adult and juvenile sea turtles. Her specific interests include nesting and foraging biology, demographics, habitat use and the response of coastal wildlife to environmental variability.


Cynthia J. Lagueux Cynthia J. Lagueux

Department of Biology, ACCSTR
College of Liberal Arts & sciences
Email: cjlagueux@gmail.com

Cynthia’s research focuses on human use patterns of marine turtle take and participatory conservation measures. Her work also includes nesting ecology, population monitoring and trends, training and education, and capacity building of local stakeholders. Together with Cathi Campbell, she co-founded and co-directed a sea turtle conservation program in Nicaragua for 17 years. She continues to conduct research and conservation activities along the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.


Brian A. Stacy Brian A. Stacy

Marine Animal Disease Laboratory
College of Veterinary Medicine
Email: brian.stacy@noaa.gov

Brian’s areas of interest are diseases of free-ranging wildlife and conservation. His projects include a variety of infectious and noninfectious disease studies, investigations of animal die-offs, and studies of human impacts. As a diagnostic pathologist, he has a strong interest in applied molecular studies.


Nicole I. Stacy Nicole I. Stacy

Aquatic Animal Health Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
Email: StacyN@ufl.edu

Nicole’s primary area of interest is clinical pathology of exotic species, especially aquatics, and its application to wildlife conservation. In addition to her diagnostic work, she is strongly interested in improving clinical diagnostics and understanding of pathophysiology in sea turtles.


Bill Witherington Blair Witherington

Senior Sea Turtle Conservation Biologist, ACCSTR
Department of Biology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and
Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment
b.witherington@ufl.edu

Blair’s work addresses varied questions applied to conserving sea turtles. His research includes measuring threats on nesting beaches, assessing clutch and hatchling production, and measuring effects from marine debris ingestion. He conducts surveys of sea turtle abundance in a variety of foraging habitats and has a special interest in the ecology of surface-pelagic (oceanic) juvenile sea turtles.

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