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RESEARCH

Scientific Publications
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Figgener C, Bernardo J, Plotkin PT (2022). Delineating and characterising critical habitat for the Eastern Pacific olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea): individual differences in migratory routes present challenges for conservation measures. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.933424

 

Figgener C, Bernardo J, Plotkin PT (2022). Marine turtles are only minimally sexually size dimorphic, a pattern that is distinct from most nonmarine aquatic turtles. Ecology and Evolution. 12: e8963. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8963

 

Figgener C, Bernardo J, Plotkin PT (2019). Beyond trophic morphology: stable isotopes reveal ubiquitous versatility in marine turtle trophic ecology. Biological Reviews. 94: 1947-1973. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12543

Figgener C, Bernardo J, Plotkin PT (2019). MarTurtSI, a global database of stable isotope analyses of marine turtles. Scientific Data. 6: 16. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0030-9

Figgener C (2018). What I learnt pulling a straw from a sea turtle's nose. Nature. 563: 157. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-07287-z

Figgener C, Beck E, Dunlop D, Castillo-MacCarthy A (2018). Loxocemus bicolor. Diet. Herpetological Review. 49(1): 133. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323881161_Loxocemus_bicolor_Diet

 

Robinson NJ, Figgener C, Gatto C, Lazo-Wasem EA, Paladino FV, Santidrian Tomillo P, Zardus JD, Pinou T (2017). Assessing potential limitations when characterising the epibiota of marine megafauna: Effect of gender, sampling location, and inter-annual variation on the epibiont communities of olive ridley sea turtles. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 497: 71-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.09.012

 

Figgener C, Chacón D, Jensen M, Feldhaar H (2016). Paternity re-visited in a recovering population of Caribbean leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 475: 114-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.11.014

 

Robinson NJ & Figgener C (2015). Plastic straw found inside the nostril of an olive ridley turtle. Marine Turtle Newsletter. 147: 5-6. http://www.seaturtle.org/mtn/archives/mtn147/mtn1473.shtml

 

Oviedo L, Herra-Miranda D, Pacheco-Polanco JD, Figgener C, Márquez-Artavia A, Quirós-Pereira W, Iñiguez M (2015). Diversidad de cetáceos en el paisaje marino costero de Golfo Dulce, Península de Osa, Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical. 63 (Suppl.1): 395-406. https://doi.org/10.15517/RBT.V63I1.23118

Pacheco-Polanco JD, Herra-Miranda D, Oviedo L, Quirós-Pereira W, Figgener C (2015). Agregaciones de Alimentación del Tiburón Ballena Rhincodon typus, SMITH 1828 (Orectolobiformes: Rhincodontidae) en la cuenca interna de Golfo Dulce, Península de Osa, Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical. 63 (Suppl.1): 299-306. http://doi.org/10.15517/RBT.V63I1.23109 

Scientific Reports & Conference Presentations

Figgener C, Bernardo J, Plotkin PT (2019). Spatial modelling used to identify and characterize oceanic areas of conservation importance for the Eastern Pacific olive ridley turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea. Oral Presentation. 39th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Charleston, USA

Figgener C, Bernardo J, Reich K, Plotkin PT (2018). Divergent nesting behaviour linked to differences in foraging behaviour of female olive ridley sea turtles nesting on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica elucidated with stable isotope analysis. Oral Presentation. 38th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Kobe, Japan

Figgener C, Bernardo J, Reich K, Plotkin PT (2018). Successful use of the IRIDIUM satellite system to study the fine-scale movements of internesting marine turtles. Poster Presentation. 38th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Kobe, Japan

Figgener C, Bernardo J, Reich K, Plotkin PT (2017). Trophic ecology of the olive ridley sea turtle in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Poster Presentation. 37th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Las Vegas, USA
   
Figgener C, Bernardo J, Plotkin PT (2016). Sexual dimorphism & sexual selection in Lepidochelys olivacea. Oral Presentation. 36th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Lima, Peru

Figgener C, Bernardo J, Plotkin PT (2016). Sexual dimorphism in Lepidochelys olivacea. Poster Presentation. IDP MARB Retreat, Corpus Christi, USA

Figgener C, Castillo-MacCarthy A, Mora-Sandoval J, Argüello-Gomez Y, Quiros-Peirera W (2014). Raising the hatching success of leatherback nests at the olive ridley mass-nesting beach Ostional (Guanacaste, Costa Rica). Oral Presentation. 34th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, New Orleans, USA

Márquez-Artavia A, Oviedo L, Herra-Miranda D, Pacheco-Polanco JD, Quirós-Pereira W, Silva-Hernandez MG, Figgener C (2012). The utilization distribution of humpback whales in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. International Whaling Commission (IWC). Report of the Scientific Committee. SC/64/015

Oviedo L, Herra-Miranda D, Pacheco-Polanco JD, Márquez-Artavia A, Quirós-Pereira W, Silva-Hernandez MG, Figgener C (2012). The critical foraging habitats of coastal bottlenose and pantropical spotted dolphins in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. International Whaling Commission (IWC). Report of the Scientific Committee. SC/64/SM10 

Figgener C, Quiros-Pereira W (2011, 2012, 2013). Leatherback and Pacific Green Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Project Ostional – Nesting-Season 2010/11 (2011/12, 2012/13). Technical Report for MINAE/SINAC

Figgener C, MacCarthy A, Chacón D, and Feldhaar H (2010). Re-assessment of mating strategies of Caribbean leatherback turtles. Poster Presentation. 30th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, San Diego, USA

Figgener C (2010). Paternity study and population genetics on the Caribbean Leatherback sea turtle population (Dermochelys coriacea) in Costa Rica. Master’s Thesis, Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg Germany. ProQuest 175251699.

Figgener C (2009). Monitoring of the nesting activities of the Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and the Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Playa Gandoca, Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica from August until October 2009. Technical Report for MINAE/SINAC

Figgener C (2005). Size does matter – clients’ choice of cleaning stations of the cleaner wrasse Labroides dimidiatus in the Red Sea. Senior Project. Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Germany