Publications by authors named "James R Spotila"

44Publications

Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination in Sea Turtles in the Context of Climate Change: Uncovering the Adaptive Significance.

Bioessays 2020 11 8;42(11):e2000146. Epub 2020 Sep 8.

Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA.

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November 2020

Free-roaming dogs limit habitat use of giant pandas in nature reserves.

Sci Rep 2020 06 24;10(1):10247. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Sichuan Key Laboratory of Conservation Biology for Endangered Wildlife, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610081, P.R. China.

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June 2020

Physiological determinants of the internesting interval in sea turtles: a novel 'water-limitation' hypothesis.

Biol Lett 2019 06 5;15(6):20190248. Epub 2019 Jun 5.

1 Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas , Denton, TX 76203 , USA.

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June 2019

Are thermal barriers "higher" in deep sea turtle nests?

PLoS One 2017 18;12(5):e0177256. Epub 2017 May 18.

Population Ecology Group, Institut Mediterrani d' Estudis Avançats, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Miquel Marquès, 21, Esporles, Mallorca, Spain.

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September 2017

Metabolic rate of the red panda, Ailurus fulgens, a dietary bamboo specialist.

PLoS One 2017 17;12(3):e0173274. Epub 2017 Mar 17.

Sichuan Key Laboratory of Conservation Biology for Endangered Wildlife, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Northern Suburb, FuTou Shan, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China.

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September 2017

Climate Impacts on Sea Turtle Breeding Phenology in Greece and Associated Foraging Habitats in the Wider Mediterranean Region.

PLoS One 2016 22;11(6):e0157170. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States of America.

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July 2017

Endocrine indicators of a stress response in nesting diamondback terrapins to shoreline barriers in Barnegat Bay, NJ.

Gen Comp Endocrinol 2016 09 9;235:136-141. Epub 2016 Jun 9.

Dept. of Biology, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ 08618, USA. Electronic address:

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September 2016

Metabolic rates of giant pandas inform conservation strategies.

Sci Rep 2016 06 6;6:27248. Epub 2016 Jun 6.

Sichuan Key Laboratory of Conservation Biology for Endangered Wildlife, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, 1375 Panda Rd, Northern Suburb, FuTou Shan, Chengdu, Sichuan Province 610081, People's Republic of China.

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June 2016

Global analysis of the effect of local climate on the hatchling output of leatherback turtles.

Sci Rep 2015 Nov 17;5:16789. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Population Ecology Group, Institut Mediterrani d' Estudis Avançats, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Miquel Marquès, 21, 07190, Esporles, Mallorca, Spain.

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November 2015

Shading and watering as a tool to mitigate the impacts of climate change in sea turtle nests.

PLoS One 2015 1;10(6):e0129528. Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Population Ecology Group, Institut Mediterrani d' Estudis Avançats, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Mallorca, Spain.

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April 2016

Climate change overruns resilience conferred by temperature-dependent sex determination in sea turtles and threatens their survival.

Glob Chang Biol 2015 Aug 30;21(8):2980-8. Epub 2015 Apr 30.

Population Ecology Group, Institut Mediterrani d' Estudis Avançats, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Miquel Marquès, 21, 07190, Esporles, Mallorca, Spain.

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August 2015

Predicting bycatch hotspots for endangered leatherback turtles on longlines in the Pacific Ocean.

Proc Biol Sci 2014 Feb 8;281(1777):20132559. Epub 2014 Jan 8.

Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, , Pembroke, NC 28372, USA, Department of Biology, Indiana-Purdue University, , Fort Wayne, IN 46805, USA, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, , Ithaca, NY 14853, USA, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, , Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA, NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Protected Resources Division, , Moss Landing, CA 95039, USA, Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, Duke University Marine Laboratory, , Beaufort, NC 28516, USA, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, , Solomons, MD 20688, USA, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University, , Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, The Leatherback Trust, Goldring-Gund Marine Biology Station, , Playa Grande, Costa Rica, NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Environmental Research Division, , Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA, NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/ Protected Resources Division, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.

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February 2014

Movements and diving behavior of internesting green turtles along Pacific Costa Rica.

Integr Zool 2013 Sep 14;8(3):293-306. Epub 2012 Nov 14.

Department of Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California, USA Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA Leatherback National Marine Park, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications San Jose, Costa Rica.

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September 2013

Stable isotopes of C and N reveal habitat dependent dietary overlap between native and introduced turtles Pseudemys rubriventris and Trachemys scripta.

PLoS One 2013 13;8(5):e62891. Epub 2013 May 13.

Drexel University, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

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December 2013

Climate driven egg and hatchling mortality threatens survival of eastern Pacific leatherback turtles.

PLoS One 2012 23;7(5):e37602. Epub 2012 May 23.

Department of Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

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October 2012

Effects of disturbance on small mammal community structure in the New Jersey Pinelands, USA.

Integr Zool 2012 Mar;7(1):16-29

Department of Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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March 2012

On the dispersal of leatherback turtle hatchlings from Mesoamerican nesting beaches.

Proc Biol Sci 2012 Jun 29;279(1737):2391-5. Epub 2012 Feb 29.

Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, 99 Pacific Street, Suite 155A, Monterey, CA 93940, USA.

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June 2012

Acinetobacter sp. HM746599 isolated from leatherback turtle blood.

FEMS Microbiol Lett 2011 Sep 27;322(2):166-71. Epub 2011 Jul 27.

Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA.

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September 2011

Embryonic death is linked to maternal identity in the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).

PLoS One 2011 14;6(6):e21038. Epub 2011 Jun 14.

School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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October 2011

Sex-biased dispersal and natal philopatry in the diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin.

Mol Ecol 2010 Dec 19;19(24):5497-510. Epub 2010 Nov 19.

Drexel University, Philadelphia PA 19104, USA.

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December 2010

Thermal benefits of melanism in cordylid lizards: a theoretical and field test.

Ecology 2009 Aug;90(8):2297-312

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.

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August 2009

Population level "flipperedness" in the eastern Pacific leatherback turtle.

Behav Brain Res 2010 Jan 25;206(1):135-8. Epub 2009 Aug 25.

Department of Biology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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January 2010

Effects of illegal harvest of eggs on the population decline of leatherback turtles in Las Baulas Marine National Park, Costa Rica.

Conserv Biol 2008 Oct 15;22(5):1216-24. Epub 2008 Jul 15.

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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October 2008

DNA microarrays detect effects of soil contamination on Arabidopsis thaliana gene expression.

Environ Toxicol Chem 2008 Dec;27(12):2476-87

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.

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December 2008

Bottom-up and climatic forcing on the worldwide population of leatherback turtles.

Ecology 2008 May;89(5):1414-27

Department of Fisheries Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Rt. 1208 Greate Road, Gloucester Point, Virginia 23062, USA.

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May 2008

Density-dependent effects on hatching success of the olive ridley turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea.

Oecologia 2008 Aug 15;157(2):221-30. Epub 2008 May 15.

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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August 2008

Respiration in neonate sea turtles.

Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 2007 Mar 12;146(3):422-8. Epub 2006 Dec 12.

Department of Biology, Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, USA.

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March 2007

Maternal investment in reproduction and its consequences in leatherback turtles.

Oecologia 2007 May 26;152(1):37-47. Epub 2007 Jan 26.

Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University Center for Marine Conservation, 135 DUML Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA.

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May 2007

Egg components, egg size, and hatchling size in leatherback turtles.

Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 2006 Dec 5;145(4):524-32. Epub 2006 Sep 5.

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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December 2006

Energetics during hatchling dispersal of the olive ridley turtle Lepidochelys olivacea using doubly labeled water.

Physiol Biochem Zool 2006 Mar-Apr;79(2):389-99. Epub 2006 Feb 6.

Biology Department, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, USA.

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June 2006

High incidence of deformity in aquatic turtles in the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Environ Pollut 2006 Aug 15;142(3):457-65. Epub 2005 Dec 15.

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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August 2006

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons affect survival and development of common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) embryos and hatchlings.

Environ Pollut 2006 Aug 15;142(3):466-75. Epub 2005 Dec 15.

School of Environmental Science, Engineering, and Policy and Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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August 2006

Biotic and abiotic factors affect the nest environment of embryonic leatherback turtles, Dermochelys coriacea.

Physiol Biochem Zool 2004 May-Jun;77(3):423-32

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.

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October 2004

Salt and water regulation by the leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea.

J Exp Biol 2002 Jul;205(Pt 13):1853-60

School of Environmental Science, Engineering and Policy, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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July 2002

Microclimates and energetics of free-living box turtles, Terrapene carolina, in South Carolina.

Physiol Biochem Zool 2002 Jan-Feb;75(1):57-65

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, South Carolina 29801, USA.

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April 2002