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Kate L. Mansfield, Ph.D.
CIMAS: Visiting Assistant Research Professor, Florida International University; Sea Turtle Team, Protected Resources and Biodiversity Division
Ph.D. 2006: College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Fisheries Science Department
M.A. 1995: University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Marine Affairs and Policy Division
B.A. 1992: Mount Holyoke College, Departments of Biology and Philosophy
Visiting Assistant Research Professor, CIMAS/Florida International University, School for Environment, Arts and Society and NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, FL (October 2011-present)
National Academies NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate
- NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, FL (July 2009-October 2011)
Affiliate Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (June 2009 to present; email@example.com)
Courtesy Assistant Scholar/Scientist/Engineer
Florida International University, Miami, FL (November 2010 - present)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Marine Affairs and Policy Division; University of Miami, Miami, FL (July 2007 - June 2009)
- Sea turtle biology, ecology, behavior, management and conservation
- Using various census and
telemetry methods (aerial surveys, in-water mark and recapture, and
satellite, radio and acoustic telemetry), examines sea turtle movements
and migration and habitat utilization. Specialties include:
- satellite, radio and acoustic telemetry
- endangered and protected species conservation and policy
- animal behavior
- aerial abundance estimates
- marine ecology, biology and policy
- fisheries science
- coastal fisheries management
- fisheries bycatch reduction
- Currently testing small-scale satellite, radio and acoustic telemetry on hatchling and neonate sea turtles with the goal of describing early sea turtle dispersal and habitat utilization.
- Research links and educational outreach:
Mansfield, K.L., J. Wyneken, D. Rittschoff, M. Walsh, C.W. Lim and P. Richards. (in press) Satellite tag attachment methods for tracking neonate loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles. Marine Ecology Progress Series; doi: 10.3354/meps09485.
Mansfield, K.L. 2011. Tracking sea turtles through time and space. Florida Environmental Outreach Magazine, 2(3): 10-12.
Mansfield, K.L. 2010. Sea turtles: ancient creatures with modern problems. Online ActionBioscience publication, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Washington, D.C. http://www.actionbioscience.org/biodiversity/mansfield.html (accessed 8/2010).
Mansfield, K.L., V.S. Saba, J. Keinath, and J.A. Musick. 2009. Satellite telemetry reveals a dichotomy in migration strategies among juvenile loggerhead sea turtles in the northwest Atlantic. Marine Biology. 156:2555-2570.
Mansfield, K.L. 2003. Surfacing for Science. Virginia Marine Resources Bulletin, Vol. 35, No. 2, Fall 2003. Virginia Sea Grant Program, Gloucester Point, VA. Pp 2-8.
Seney, E. E., K.L. Mansfield, and J. A. Musick. 2003. Summary of Virginia Sea Turtle Strandings during 2002. Catesbeiana 23(2): 61-63.
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