PCMDI

CAPT

Cloud Feedbacks

CMIP5

CMIP3

Other MIPs

Software

Publications

Google Calendar

Lab Calendar


Site Map

UCRL-WEB-152471

Privacy & Legal Notice

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

PCMDI > WCRP CMIP3 Model Output > Diagnostic Subprojects Printer Friendly Version
 
<< Back to WCRP CMIP3 Subprojects

Analysis of leatherback turtle habitat and distribution

PI: Matthew Witt
Institution: University of Exeter, Cornwall
Abstract:
With an understanding of the thermal constraints of leatherback turtles and the physiology of their gelatinous organism prey we wish to investigate how changes in sea surface temperature, salinity and strength of the global thermohaline circulation affect probably distribution patterns of gelatinous organisms, hence leatherback turtles. We would like to investigate how the forage availability and temperature niche interact spatially, subsequently opening and closing potential foraging habitats. I have undertaken an analyses of gelatinous organism response to the ocean environment for the past 50 years and would like to obtain projected changes in SST to model potential gelatinous organism distribution and abundance. This piece of work forms part of my PhD, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (UK) into defining and predicting habitat usage by leatherback turtles using modelled and satellite derived environmental variables.
Publications:

    Add Publication


    << Back to WCRP CMIP3 Subprojects
     
    For questions or comments regarding this website, please contact the Webmaster.
     
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  |  Physical & Life Sciences Directorate