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Volume 3, Number 4- November 2000

Special Focus Section: The Blanding’s Turtle, Emydoidea blandingii

CONTENTS

Articles

The Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) of Weaver Dunes, Minnesota. MICHAEL J. PAPPAS, BRUCE J. BRECKE, AND JUSTIN D. CONGDON 557

Nesting ecology and embryo mortality: implications for hatchling success and demography of Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii). JUSTIN D. CONGDON, ROY D. NAGLE, OWEN M. KINNEY, MATTHEW OSENTOSKI, HAROLD W. AVERY, RICHARD C. VAN LOBEN SELS, AND DONALD W. TINKLE 569

Population structure and reproductive ecology of Blanding’s turtle ( Emydoidea blandingii) in Maine, near the northeastern edge of its range. LISA A. JOYAL, MARK MCCOLLOUGH, AND MALCOLM L. HUNTER, JR. 580

Spatial ecology of Blanding’s turtle in central Minnesota. STEPHEN A. PIEPGRAS AND JEFFREY W. LANG 589

Occurrence, habitat selection, and movement patterns of juvenile Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia. NATALIE L. MCMASTER AND THOMAS B. HERMAN 602

Movement of hatchling Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Nova Scotia in response to proximity to open water: a manipulative experiment. JENNIFER A. MCNEIL, THOMAS B. HERMAN, AND K. LORRAINE STANDING 611 Growth and population structure of Emydoidea blandingii from western Nebraska. DAVID J. GERMANO, R. BRUCE BURY, AND MARY JENNINGS 618

Thermal ecology of Blanding’s turtle in central Minnesota. TODD D. SAJWAJ AND JEFFREY W. LANG 626

Results of the nest protection program for Blanding’s turtle in Kejimkujik National Park, Canada: 1987-1997. K. LORRAINE STANDING, THOMAS B. HERMAN, MARIA SHALLOW, TERRY POWER, AND IAN P. MORRISON 637

Impact of a controlled wetland drawdown on Blanding’s turtles in Minnesota. CAROL DORFF HALL AND FRANCESCA J. CUTHBERT 643

Restoration of wetland and upland habitat for the Blanding’s turtle, Emydoidea blandingii. ERIK KIVIAT, GRETCHEN STEVENS, ROBERT BRAUMAN, SVEN HOEGER, PETER J. PETOKAS, AND GARRETT G. HOLLANDS 650

Notes and Field Reports

Predation of neonate Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) by short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda). K. LORRAINE STANDING, THOMAS B. HERMAN, AND IAN P. MORRISON 658

Developmental abnormalities in a northeastern population of Blanding’s turtle, Emydoidea blandingii. K. LORRAINE STANDING, THOMAS B. HERMAN, AND IAN P. MORRISON 661

Commentaries and Reviews

Commercial exploitation of Blanding’s turtle, Emydoidea blandingii, and the wood turtle, Clemmys insculpta, for the live animal trade. JOHN P. LEVELL 665

Regular Contributions

Articles

A new species of long-necked turtle (Testudines: Chelidae) from the Arnhem Land Plateau, Northern Territory, Australia. SCOTT THOMSON, ROD KENNETT , AND ARTHUR GEORGES 675

Reproductive ecology of the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta, on Fethiye and Kizilot beaches, Turkey. OGUZ TÜRKOZAN 686

Do wire cages protect sea turtles from foot traffic and mammalian predators? MELISSA L. MROZIAK, MICHAEL SALMON, AND KIRT RUSENKO 693

Habitat selection and modification by the gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, in Georgia longleaf pine forest. MELISSA D. BOGLIOLI, WILLIAM K. MICHENER, AND CRAIG GUYER 699

Ultrasound scanning of ovaries and eggs in Galápagos tortoises, Geochelone nigra, on Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos. BEATRIX G. SCHRAMM, MIGUEL CASARES, AND VALENTINE A. LANCE 706

Environmental characteristics of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) burrow locations in an altered industrial landscape. JEFFREY E. LOVICH AND RAMONA DANIELS 714

Local harvest of hingeback tortoises, Kinixys erosa and K. homeana, in southwestern Cameroon. DWIGHT P. LAWSON 722

Notes and Field Reports The green turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the Saudi Arabian Gulf. NICOLAS J. PILCHER 730

Use of a marked population of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) to determine impacts of recreational crab pots. MARGARET E. HOYLE AND J. WHITFIELD GIBBONS 735

Update on permanent residency, persistence, and longevity in a 35-year study of a population of three-toed box turtles in Missouri. ELIZABETH R. SCHWARTZ 737

A translocation strategy for confiscated pancake tortoises. LUKE JAMES HARMON 738

Aquatic home ranges of female western pond turtles, Clemmys marmorata, at two sites in southern California. ROBERT H. GOODMAN, JR. AND GLENN R. STEWART 743

The identification of the holotype of Chelodina oblonga (Testudines: Chelidae) with a discussion of taxonomic implications. SCOTT THOMSON 745

Observations of male green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the nesting beach at Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. SEBASTIAN TROËNG 749

Predation of green (Chelonia mydas) and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) turtles by jaguars (Panthera onca) at Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. SEBASTIAN TROËNG 751

Mud accumulation in nesting aquatic turtles (Emydidae) in Illinois. JOHN K. TUCKER AND DANIEL A. WARNER 753

Commentaries and Reviews

Sexing juvenile sea turtles: is there an accurate and practical method? THANE WIBBELS, DAVID WM. OWENS, AND COLIN J. LIMPUS 756

A response to Nicholas Mrosovsky’s Sustainable Use of Hawksbill Turtles: Contemporary Issues in Conservation. PETER C.H. PRITCHARD 761

Conservation and cultural diversity: reply to Pritchard. N. MROSOVSKY 767