Turtles Life History

Since 1992 we have developed a research program focusing on the quantification of the effects of nest microclimatic conditions on fitness components of neonates in turtle species with Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination (TSD), such as their sex, morphology, growth rates, and performance abilities. More recently, we have incorporated into our studies the evaluation of maternal and paternal effects on offspring phenotypes resulting from genetic, physiological, or behavioral attributes of the [?]



Correa-H JC, Cano-C AM, Páez VP. 2010. Reproductive ecology of the Magdalena River turtle (Podocnemis lewyana) in the Mompos Depression, Colombia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 9:70-78.

Páez VP, Correa-H JC, Cano-C AM, Bock BC. 2009. A comparison of maternal and temperature effects on sex, size and growth of hatchlings of the Magdalena River turtle (Podocnemis lewyana) incubated under field and controlled laboratory conditions. Copeia, 2009(4):698-704.

Páez VP, Bock BC. 2009. Biología reproductiva y dinámica poblacional de la tortuga hicotea (Trachemys callirostris callirsotris). Pp. 70-76. En: Plan de Manejo orientado al Uso Sostenible de la Tortuga Hicotea en Colombia. Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial. Bogotá, Colombia.