|SREL Reprint #1927|
Workshop on the Ecology, Status, and Management of the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, 2 August 1994: Final Results and Recommendations
On 2 August 1994, 33 invitees from 13 states gathered at the Savannah River
Ecology Laboratory in South Carolina to discuss the ecology, status, and
conservation of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). The
Workshop was prompted by reports of potential declines of terrapin populations
in several locations in its range. In addition to sharing data on terrapin biology and
status, the Workshop was designed to produce specific recommendations for
action by local, state, and federal management agencies. Below, we have
summarized some of the major findings and recommendations of the Workshop.
Our goal is to disseminate this information as widely as possible to those who
have responsibility for managing this unique resource. Additional questions
concerning the Workshop may be addressed to either Richard A. Seigel or J.
Whitfield Gibbons. A list of all participants and contributors is also attached.
SREL Reprint #1927
Seigel, R.A. and J.W. Gibbons. 1995. Workshop on the ecology, status, and management of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, 2 Augusta 1994: Final results and recommendations. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1:240-243.