New paper: Thermal heterogeneity along the migration corridors of sea turtles: Implications for climate change ecology

Species that migrate over long distances are affected by altered climatic conditions at the various sites they frequent and en route. In our new paper, published in Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, we investigated whether climatic conditions experienced by sea turtles during their migration would change in the future. We found that  Mediterranean loggerheads might confront increasing temperatures during migration while the efficiency of phenology, as adaptive mechanism for migration, is questionable.

This research is carried out in the context of the project “Systematic conservation planning for biodiversity: developing integrated strategies in a changing planet” (MIS 5005001) under the call for proposals “Supporting researchers with emphasis on new researchers” (EDULLL 34). The project is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund-ESF) by the Operational Programme Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning 2014–2020.