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Cecala, K. K., J. W. Gibbons, and M. E. Dorcas. 2008. Ecological effects of major injuries in diamondback terrapins: Implications for conservation and management. Aquatic Conservation 18: pdf


Harden, L. A., N. A. DiLuzio, J. W. Gibbons, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. Spatial and thermal ecology of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in a South Carolina salt marsh. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science 123: 154-162. pdf
Dorcas, M. E., J. D. Willson, and J. W. Gibbons. 2007. Crab trapping causes population decline and demographic changes in diamondback terrapins over two decades. Biological Conservation 137: 334-340. pdf
Tucker, A.D., Gibbons, J.W., Greene, J.L., 2001. Estimates of adult survival and migration for diamondback terrapins: conservation insight from local extirpation within a metapopulation. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:2199-2209. pdf
Gibbons, J. W., J. E. Lovich, A. D. Tucker, N. N. Fitzsimmons and J. L. Greene. 2001. Demographic and ecological factors affecting conservation and management of the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) in South Carolina. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 4:66-74. pdf
Hoyle, M. E. and J. W. Gibbons. 2000. Use of marked population of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) to determine impacts of recreational crab pots. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:735-737. pdf
Lovich, J. E. and J. W. Gibbons. 1990. Age at maturity influences adult sex ratio in the turtle Malaclemys terrapin. Oikos 59:126-134. pdf
Lovich, J. E., A. D. Tucker, D. E. Kling, J. W. Gibbons, and T. D. Zimmerman. 1991. Behavior of hatchling Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) released in a South Carolina salt marsh. Herpetological Review 22:81-83. pdf
Seigel, R. A. and J. W. Gibbons. 1995. Workshop on the ecology, status, and management of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, 2 August 1994: Final results and recommendations. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1:240-243. pdf
Tucker, A. D., N. FitzSimmons and J. W. Gibbons.1995. Resource partitioning by the estuarine turtle, Malaclemys terrapin: trophic, spatial, and temporal foraging constraints. Herpetologica 51:167-181. pdf
Tucker, A. D., J. W. Gibbons and J. L. Greene. 2001. Estimates of adult survival and migration for diamondback terrapins: conservation insight from local extirpation within a metapopulation. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:2199-2209. pdf
Tucker, A.D., S.R. Yeomans, and J.W. Gibbons. 1997. Shell strength of mud snails (Ilyanassa obsoleta) may deter foraging by diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin). American Midland Naturalist 138:224-229. pdf
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This website created by Leigh Anne Harden and Kristen Cecala.
Some photographs by J.D. Willson, Tom Luhring, and Cris Hagen.
Questions? Contact Michael Dorcas