List of publications

Restrepo J., J Gutiérrez-Lince, R.A. Valverde. Evaluation of putative hybrid hatchlings between hawksbillturtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green turtle (Chelonia mydas) intortuguero, Costa Rica. In press. J. Herpetol.

Rojas-Cañizales D., Restrepo J., Mejías-Balsalobre, C, Barrios-Garrido, H, Valverde, R. A. 2022. Illegal take of nesting sea turtles in Tortuguero, Costa Rica: conservation, trade, or tradition? Journal of Environmental Manafement 324. J., D. Rojas-Cañizales, R.A. Valverde. Historical records of Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nesting at Tortuguero, Costa Rica. 2022. J. Herpetol., 56, pp. 336-340

Pheasey H., G. Glen, N.L. Allison, L.G. Fonseca, D. Chacón, J. Restrepo, R.A. Valverde. 2021. Quantifying illegal extraction of sea turtles in Costa Rica. Front. Conserv. Sci., 2, pp. 1-12, 10.3389/fcosc.2021.705556

Mejías-Balsalobre C., J. Restrepo, G. Borges, R. García, D. Rojas-Cañizales, H. Barrios-Garrido, R.A. Valverde. 2021. Local community perceptions of sea turtle egg use in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Ocean Coast Manag., 201, 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105423

Saragoça Bruno, R, J. A. Restrepo Machado, G. R. Borges Guzman, J.I. Ramos Loria, R. A. Valverde. 2021. Biomarkers of reproduction in endangered green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) nesting at Tortuguero, Costa Rica, Conservation Physiology, Volume 9, Issue 1, coab072,

Bruno R., J.A. Restrepo, R.A. Valverde. 2020. Effects of El Niño southern oscillation and local ocean temperature on the reproductive output of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) nesting at Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Mar. Biol., 167, 10.1007/s00227-020-03749-z

Restrepo J. and R. A. Valverde. 2019. Leucistic Adult Female Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Successfully Nesting at Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Marine Turtle Newsletter 159:23-25, 2019


Title: Post Nesting Migration Evaluation and Foraging Areas Identification Based on Stable IsotopesAnalysis of Green Turtle (Chelonia Mydas) Nesting at Tortuguero Rookery

Description: Combining post nesting telemetry data with stable isotope values for C and N of nesting green sea turtles from Tortuguero rookery in Costa Rica, we aim to characterize the isotopic composition of the different foraging areas supporting this population around the Caribbean Sea, looking for isotopically distinct regions and evaluating the proportion of nesting females at Tortuguero that come from each of these areas. This will allow us to identify strategic developing and feeding habitats, and to better understanding the connectivity between breeding and resident foraging areas.