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  1. 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. doi: 10.3354/meps12796

  2. 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. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3832-5

  3. 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. doi: 10.1890/ES15-00255.1

  4. 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.doi: 10.1002/rcm.7295


  1. Ramirez, MD, L Avens, LR Goshe, ML Snover, and SS Heppell. in prep. Recent decline in sea turtle somatic growth rates following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Prepared for Scientific Reports.