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Dr. Raymond Carthy

Dr. Raymond R. Carthy

Education

  • Ph D University of Florida 1996
  • MS Slippery Rock University 1983
  • BS Manhattan College 1980

Biography

Dr. Carthy's research centers on ecology of endangered species. His research interests involve reproductive ecology and physiology of coastal and wetland herpetofauna, with current focus on marine and freshwater turtles. He is also involved in research on threatened upland species and in conservation management oriented studies.

Research Interests

Dr. Carthy's research centers on ecology of endangered species. His research interests involve reproductive ecology and physiology of coastal and wetland herpetofauna, with current focus on marine and freshwater turtles. He is also involved in research on threatened upland species and in conservation management oriented studies.

Teaching Interests

In addition to teaching herpetology classes centered on ecology and conservation of marine chelonids, Dr. Carthy has taught courses on bioethics and critical thinking. he is currently developing a graduate level course on coastal ecology.

Professional Society Service

  • Other - Board of Directors Member (May 2012 - May 2017)
  • Other - President 2013 (February 2012 - May 2013)
  • Other - Coordinator and Chair for paper sessions at 2005-2007 Anual Meetings ( 2005 - 2007)
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Research Publications

  • Lamont, M.M., Fujisaki, I., Carthy, R.R. 2014. Estimates of vital rates for a declining loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) subpopulation: implications for mangement. Marine Biology. 161:2659–2668 DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2537-0
  • Williams,N.C., Bjorndal, K. A., Lamont, M.M., Carthy, R.R. 2014. Winter diets of immature green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on a northern feeding ground: integrating stomach contents and stable isotope analyses. Estuaries and Coasts. 37:986-994. Download  | 
  • Carthy, R.R. The leatherbacks of Grande Riviere Trinidad and Tobago. 2012. Florida Environmental Outreach. (3), 1- 10-13. IP-034506
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Independent Study in Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation (2014)
  • Special Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (2009)
  • Biology and Conservation of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (2004)
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Florida Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Raymond CarthyMentor, Ecological society of America SEEDS Scholar (April 2013 - December 2014)
  • Raymond CarthyFlorida Wildlife Federation Board of Directors ( 2013 - 2014)
  • Raymond CarthyState of Florida Sea Turtle License Plate Grants Committee ( 2005 - 2006)
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Florida University Committees and Workgroups

  • Raymond CarthyClimate Change Ecology Search Committee, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida (September 2009 - September 2010)

Technical Publications

  • Langan, E.M., R.R. Carthy, S.Z. Nomani, S. Johnson, and M.K. Oli. 2006. Guidelines and standard techniques for estimating gopher tortoise abundance.
  • Nomani, S.Z., R.R. Carthy and M.K. Oli. 2006. Analysis of Abundance Estimation Methods for Gopher Tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus)
  • Carthy, R., M.K. Oli, J.B. Wooding, J.E. Berish, and W.D. Meyer. 2005. Analysis of gopher tortoise population estimation techniques. Report to USACOE-CERL.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 38

Presentations: 60

Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Florida
  5. Wildlife Management Institute