Tag: Gopher tortoise

March 19, 2021

WSB: Cheap GPS loggers work for tortoise tracking

Inexpensive, store-bought GPS tracking devices work just as well as expensive professional gear for surveying tortoises that spend much of their time underground. University of Georgia researchers were looking for...

September 5, 2018

JWM: Head-starting can help imperiled gopher tortoises

Lending a helping hand to gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) through head-starting may help augment depleted populations, according to new research. “We know there are depleted populations in areas with suitable...

September 15, 2016

JWM study: Fire, nest locations affect gopher tortoise predation

Gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus), which live in the longleaf pine ecosystem, are declining throughout their range due to not only habitat loss and fragmentation but also potentially high nest predation...