Feature Scientists: Karen Bjorndal and Alan Bolten








With the Bahamas Natural History Conference right around the corner, we
at the Abaco Scientist hope to feature some of the headline presenters.  We
start with Karen and Alan, who head up some of the most exciting sea turtle
research in The Bahamas.  Together they have over 150 publications – one
of Karen’s, what is referred to as the “shifting baselines” paper that examines
the extent of global overfishing – has been cited almost 2000 times by other
authors!  Their new website is one of the go to sources for all things sea turtle,
including an a searchable database for turtle papers.  Looking forward to their

By | 2017-12-01T14:04:16+00:00 February 21st, 2013|Categories: herpetology, Turtles|0 Comments

About the Author:

Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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