The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III

The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III – Jeanette Wyneken, Kenneth J. Lohmann, John A. Musick, Since the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles was published in 1997, the field has grown and matured in ways few of the authors would have predicted—particularly in the areas of physiology, behavior, genetics, and health.

The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III

The Biology Of Sea Turtles Volume III

Volume III presents timely coverage of emerging areas as well as the integration of approaches and information that did not exist even a decade ago. The book assembles the foremost experts in each topic to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on sea turtles available today.

New areas covered include in vivo imaging of structure, spatial distributions of marine turtles at sea, epibiosis, imprinting, parasitology, and climatic effects. Life history is explored in three chapters covering age determination, predator-prey interactions, and mortality from bycatch.

The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III will inspire scientists and students to explore and expand their understanding of these intriguing animals. The book provides clear baseline summaries, thoughtful syntheses, and effective presentation of the most fundamental topics spanning form and function, health, distributions, behavior, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Its scope and depth make it the definitive go-to reference in the field.

Since the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles was published in 1997, the field has grown and matured in ways few of the authors would have predicted. Volume III provides an updated view of several fields covered in that original volume and brings together the best in the field to develop a comprehensive go-to resource. There have been significant advances in physiology, foraging, genetics, and health. Life history is now partitioned into three chapters, covering age determination, predator–prey interactions, and mortality from a major source, bycatch. Several new areas have emerged and grown since the original volume was conceived.

These include in vivo imaging of structure, spatial distributions of marine turtles at sea, epibiosis, and climatic effects. Two chapters, imprinting and parasitology, bring forward areas that we identified as a need. This volume, like its predecessors, grew from the many collegial discussions with the participants of the annual International Sea Turtle Society Symposium (formerly the Workshops on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation). Sadly, as discussions for this third volume were taking place, our lead editor, Peter L. Lutz, passed away. We introduce Kenneth Lohmann as our third editor who helped to guide this volume.

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