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Turtle Research 
University of Tennessee Turtle research in West Tennessee


Recent Publications

Concurrent Phaeohyphomycosis and Ranavirus Infection in an Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina).  Perpinan, D., U. Blas-Machado, S. Sanchez, and D. L. Miller.  2016.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Nesting leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) packed cell volumes indicate decreased foraging during reproduction.  Perrault, J. R., A. Page-Karjian, and D. L. Miller.  2016.  Marine Biology.

Susceptibility of fish and turtles to three ranaviruses isolated from different ectothermic vertebrate classes Brenes, R., D. L. Miller, T. B. Waltzek, R. Wilkes, J. Tucker, J. Chaney, R. Hardman, M. Brand, R. Huether, and M. J. Gray.  2014.  Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, 26:118-126.

Seasonal trends in nesting leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) serum proteins further verify capital breeding hypothesis.  Perrault, J. R., J. Wyneken, A. Page-Karjian, A. Merrill, and D. L. Miller.  2014.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.

Prevalence of ranavirus in Virginia turtles as detected by tissue sampling versus oral-cloacal swabbing.  Goodman, R. M., D. L. Miller, and Y. T. Ararso.  2013.  Northeastern Naturalist.

Mercury and selenium concentrations in leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea): Population comparisons, implications for reproductive success, hazard quotients and directions for future research.  Parrault, J.R., D. L. Miller, J. Garner, and J. Wyneken.  2013.  Science and the Total Environment.

Investigating Maternal Health and Hatchling Mortality in Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea v.).  Perrault, J.  2013.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Co-directed student with Jeanette Wyneken, Florida Atlantic University.

Maternal Health Status Correlates with Nest Success of Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) from Florida Perrault, J. R., D. L. Miller, Eads, E., Johnson, C., Merrill, A., Thompson, L. J., and Wyneken, J..  2012.  PloS One.

Maternal health is linked with reproductive success in leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea).  Perrault, J. R., Wyneken, J., and D. L. Miller.  2012.  Proceedings of the 32nd Sea Turtle Symposium, International Sea Turtle Society, March 2012, Oaxaca,.

Ranavirus infection in aquatic turtles.  Miller, D. L., and M. J. Gray.  2011.  Year of the Turtle News a publication of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. 11: 1,5,6.

Does mercury or maternal health impact leatherback sea turtle nest success?.  Miller, D. L., Perrault, J, and Wyneken, J.  2011.  Year of the Turtle News a publication of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. 11: 7.

Sea turtle hatchling deaths associated with elevated beach temperatures.  Miller, D. L., Wyneken, J, and Mader, D.R..  2011.  18th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, 5-10 November, Waikoloa, Hawaii.