Campus Units

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-2014

Journal or Book Title

Biology Letters

Volume

10

Issue

3

First Page

20130782

DOI

10.1098/rsbl.2013.0782

Abstract

Extreme environmental events (EEEs) are likely to exert deleterious effects on populations. From 1996 to 2012 we studied the nesting dynamics of a riverine population of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) that experienced seven years with significantly definable spring floods. We used capture–mark–recapture methods to estimate the relationships between more than 5 m and more than 6 m flood events and population parameters. Contrary to expectations, flooding was not associated with annual differences in survival, recruitment or annual population growth rates of the adult female segment of the population. These findings suggest that female C. pictaexhibit resiliency to key EEE, which are expected to increase in frequency under climate change.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Biology Letters 10 (2014): 20130782, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0782. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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