PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed

  1. Ramirez, MD, T Popovska*, and EA Babcock. (In press). Global synthesis of sea turtle von Bertalanffy growth parameters through Bayesian hierarchical modeling. Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13544

  2. Avens, L, MD Ramirez, AG Hall, ML Snover, H Haas, MH Godfrey, M Cook, and SS Heppell. (In press). Regional differences in Kemp’s ridley sea turtle growth and maturation trajectories. Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13507

  3. Ramirez, MD, L Avens, LR Goshe, ML Snover, M Cook, HL Haas, and SS Heppell. (In press). Regional environmental drivers of Kemp’s ridley sea turtle somatic growth variation. Marine Biology. 167:146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-020-03754-2

  4. Ramirez, MD, L Avens, LR Goshe, ML Snover, M Cook, and SS Heppell. 2020. Regional variation in Kemp’s ridley sea turtle diet composition and its potential relationship with somatic growth. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:253. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00253

  5. Ramirez, MD, JA Miller, E Parks*, L Avens, LR Goshe, JA Seminoff, ML Snover, and SS Heppell. 2019. Reconstructing sea turtle ontogenetic habitat shifts through trace element analysis of bone tissue. Marine Ecology Progress Series 608: 247-262. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12796

  6. Ramirez, MD, L Avens, JA Seminoff, LR Goshe, and SS Heppell. 2017. Growth dynamics of loggerhead sea turtles undergoing ontogenetic habitat shifts. Oecologia 183 (4): 1087-1099. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-017-3832-5

  7. Ramirez, MD, L Avens, JA Seminoff, LR Goshe, and SS Heppell. 2015. Patterns of loggerhead turtle ontogenetic shifts revealed through isotopic analysis of annual skeletal growth increments. Ecosphere 6 (11): 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1890/ES15-00255.1

  8. Turner Tomaszewicz, C, JA Seminoff, MD Ramirez, and CM Kurle. 2015. Effects of demineralization on the stable isotope analysis of bone samples. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 29 (20): 1879-1888. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.7295

In review

  1. Avens, L, MD Ramirez, LR Goshe, J Clark, A Meylan, D Shaver, and M Godfrey (NOAA internal review). Hawksbills in US water: life stage durations, somatic growth patterns, age at maturation, and trophic dynamics. 

In preparation

  1. Ramirez, MD, JA Miller, AE Shiel, L Avens, LR Goshe, ML Snover, and SS Heppell. (In preparation). Classification of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles to marine ecoregions through complementary skeletal and geochemical analyses. In preparation for submission to Scientific Reports.

  2. Ramirez, MD, A Besser, SD Newsome, and KW McMahon. (In preparation). Re-evaluating variability in primary producer amino acid δ15N values and their influence on trophic position estimation. 

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