Murrow Lab

Applied Spatial Wildlife Ecology

Box turtles in D.C.

 

CURRENT STUDENT: Annette Spivy

OTHER P.I.: Lindsay Rohrbaugh

We are comparing the movement of relocated Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene c. carolina) in the District of Columbia. We are comparing the movement patterns and home range sizes from 15 turtles between 2011-2015.  This is an extremely urbanized area with limited areas for relocation.  Therefore, the primary goal is to determine how long mitigation measures must be taken to reduce the homing tendency.