Author Archives: Andrew Maurer

Nocturnal Activity and Anoles, continued

Collaborator Dr. Chris Thawley and his colleague recently published an interesting paper illuminating the consequences of nighttime artificial light use by diurnal anoles (catch the pun?). Check out the new paper HERE! Our previous publication offers natural history observations for anoles using … Continue reading

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NCSU Applied Ecology’s 12 Days of Ecosystem Services

Pivoting in a different direction with the holidays approaching, I wanted to share a fun project spearheaded by Michelle Jewell, the Chief Science Communicator for NC State’s Department of Applied Ecology. Check out the carol she put together with the … Continue reading

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High natal homing precision in Caribbean hawksbill sea turtles

Dr. Kathryn Levasseur and her colleagues recently published a must-read paper exploring natal homing in Caribbean hawksbills. Check it out HERE. Primarily through the lens of population genetics, their findings show high natal homing precision to our tiny study site on … Continue reading

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It’s not all doom and gloom

A new article in National Geographic sheds a hopeful light on the contemporary status of sea turtles and their conservation. It is a fascinating read, with stunning photography. Check it out here.

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Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt

  A new paper in the journal Science does a great job explaining the Sargassum phenomenon in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Wang et al. discuss what is happening and, importantly, get into WHY. The image above is from Figure 1 in their article, … Continue reading

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New publication: nocturnal activity in diurnal lizards

We recently had another small piece published – this one in Herpetological Conservation and Biology. It documents the nocturnal use of artificial lighting by diurnal anoles and offers various interesting natural history observations. This is a project coincidentally borne out … Continue reading

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New publication: Frontiers EcoPic

Excited to share that my colleague Dr. Mike Cove and I recently had a note published in the EcoPics series for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. This series focuses on compelling photographs accompanied by short a passage that poses … Continue reading

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Sea turtle stable isotope research

  An exciting new review was just published in Marine Ecology Progress Series that outlines the value of stable isotopes in sea turtle research and the progress that has been made with these techniques. Check out the paper for yourself HERE … Continue reading

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Efficiency of the scientific funding process

    NCSU’s Dr. Kevin Gross and his colleague recently published a fascinating article in PLoS One that explores the efficiency of the scientific funding process. They ask the questions: “To what extent does the community’s aggregate investment in proposal preparation … Continue reading

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Hawksbill migrations in the Caribbean

Dr. Kristen Hart from USGS and her colleagues recently published some exciting research out of Buck Island Reef National Monument in St. Croix. They tracked 31 hawksbills during their post-nesting migrations and identified foraging areas throughout the Caribbean basin. Checkout … Continue reading

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