Wood Turtle Research



1972 - 2010




Dissertations (Ph.D.)  
Dr. Mike Jones University of Massachusetts Amherst  (2009)
Title:  Spatial ecology, population structure, and conservation of the Wood Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta, in central New England.
Dr. Christina Castellano Fordham University  (2008)
Title:  Ecology and conservation genetics of the Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, USA.
Dr. Raymond A. Saumure McGill University  (2004)
Title:  Spatial ecology and conservation of the North American Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) in a fragmented agri-forest landscape.
Dr. Thomas S. B. Akre George Mason University  (2002)
Title:  Growth, maturity, and reproduction of the Wood Turtle, Clemmys insculpta (Le Conte, 1830) in Virginia.
Dr. Steve D. Garber Rutger's University  (1994)
Title:  Reproductive strategies, winter behavior and ecology, and conservation of the North American Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta).
Dr. David A. Galbraith Queen's University  (1991)
Title:  Studies of mating systems in Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta) and Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina) using DNA fingerprinting.
Dr. Sharona S. Barzilay State University of New Jersey  (1980)
Title:  Orientation and homing of the Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta).
Theses (M.Sc.)  
Sara E. Sweeten James Madison University (2008)
Title:  Home range, hibernacula fidelity, and best management practices for Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in Virginia.
Marina L. Amato University of Guelph (2006)
Title:  Phylogeography of Glyptemys insculpta in relation to general herpetofaunal distribution patterns in eastern North America.
Ariana N. Breisch Marshall University (2006)
Title:  The natural history and thermal ecology of a population of Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata) and Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in West Virginia.
Kimberly A. Smith University of Guelph  (2002)
Title:  Demography and spatial ecology of Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta) in Algonquin Provincial Park.
Kelly Proffitt Townson University  (2001)
Title:  The status of the Wood Turtle, Clemmys insculpta, on the eastern edge of the range in Maryland.
Martin Arvisais Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières  (2000)
Title:   Caractérisation et sélection d'habitats à l'intérieur des domaines vitaux chez la Tortue des bois (Clemmys insculpta) au nord de son aire de répartition, Québec, Canada. [French]
Theresa L. Wusterbarth Central Michigan University  (2000)
Title:  Nest predation and effects of human recreation on the Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta) of a western Michigan river.
Bradley W. Compton University of Maine  (1999)
Title:  Ecology and conservation of the Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta) in Maine.
Leeanne Siart Antioch University  (1999)
Title:  An investigation of Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta) nest success in southwestern Massachusetts.
Andrew D. Walde McGill University  (1998)
Title:  Ecology of the Wood Turtle, Clemmys insculpta, Québec, Canada.
Raymond A. Saumure McGill University  (1997)
Title:  Growth, mutilation, and age structure of two populations of Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta) in southern Québec.
Sheila E. Tuttle Antioch University  (1996)
Title:  Ecology and natural history of the Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta) in southern New Hampshire.
Dina A. Foscarini University of Guelph  (1994)
Title:  Demography of the Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta) and habitat selection in the Main River valley.
James H. Harding Michigan State University  (1972)
Title:  Some observations on Wood Turtles in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Honors Theses (B.Sc.)  
William F. Greaves Laurentian University  (2005)
Title:  Winter ecology of a northern population of Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta).
Dean G. McCurdy Acadia University  (1995)
Title:  Orientation and movement patterns of reciprocally transplanted Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta Le Conte) in northeastern Nova Scotia.
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