Swimming against the tide

Resilience of a riverine turtle to recurrent extreme environmental events

Abigail M. Jergenson, David Andrew Miller, Lorin A. Neuman-Lee, Daniel A. Warner, Fredric J. Janzen

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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 5m and more than 6m 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. picta exhibit resiliency to key EEE, which are expected to increase in frequency under climate change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20130782
JournalBiology Letters
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Jergenson, Abigail M. ; Miller, David Andrew ; Neuman-Lee, Lorin A. ; Warner, Daniel A. ; Janzen, Fredric J. / Swimming against the tide : Resilience of a riverine turtle to recurrent extreme environmental events. In: Biology Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 10, No. 3.
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