Publications (refereed)

Baumbach, D.S., Dunbar, S.G. 2017. Animal maping using a citizen-science web-based GIS in the Bay Islands, Honduras. Marine Turtle Newsletter 152: 16-19. PDF here

Hayes, C.T., Baumbach, D.S., Juma, D., Dunbar, S.G. 2017. Impacts of recreational diving on hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) behaviour in a marine protected area. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 21(1): 17p. PDF here

Dunbar, S. G., Hudgins, J., Jeaqn, C. 2016. Meeting report for the 1st Photo ID Workshop, 36th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Lima, Peru, 29 February, 2016.Marine Turtle Newletter 151: 32 - 33. PDF here.

Duran, N., Dunbar, S.G. 2015. Differences in diurnal and nocturnal swimming patterns of olive ridley hatchlings in the Gulf of Fonseca. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 472(2015): 63 - 71. PDF here

Dunbar, S.G., Ito, H. 2015. Picture perfect; photography for turtle monitoring. SWOT (State of the World's Sea Turtles) Report, 10: 10-11. PDF here

Duran, N., Dunbar, S.G., Escobar III, R.A., Standish, T.G. 2015. High frequency of multiple paternity in a solitary population of olive ridley sea turtles in Honduras. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 463(2015): 63-71. PDF here

Dunbar, S.G., Ito, H.E., Bahjri, K., Dehom, S., Salinas, L. 2014. Recognition of juvenile hawksbills Eretmochelys imbricata through face scale digitization and automated searching. Endangered Species Research. PDF here

Berube, M. D., Dunbar, S. G., Rützler, K., and Hayes, W. K. 2012. Home range and foraging ecology of juvenile hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys im25bricata) on inshore reefs of Honduras. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 11(1): 33 - 43. PDF here

Dunbar, S.G., Salinas, L., and Stevenson, L. 2008. In-water observations of recently released juvenile Hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata). Marine Turtle Newsletter, 121: 5 - 9. PDF here

 

Reports

ProTECTOR Inc. 2014  Research Report Dunbar, S.G., Hayes, C.T., and Baumbach, D. 2016. Impacts of Recreational Diving on Hawksbill Sea Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the Roatan Marine Park, Honduras. Annual Report of the 2014 Summer Research Season. PDF here
ProTECTOR Inc. 2013 - 2014 Report Dunbar, S.G., Duran, N., Hayes, C.T., and Salinas, L. 2015. Activities of the Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc (ProTECTOR) in Honduras; Annual Report of the 2013 and 2014 Seasons PDF here
ProTECTOR Inc. 2013 - 2014 Report Dunbar, S.G., Duran, N., Hayes, C.T., and Salinas, L. 2015. Activities of the Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc (ProTECTOR) in Honduras; Annual Report of the 2013 and 2014 Seasons. (Spanish Version) PDF here
Annual Report for 2011 & 2012 Dunbar, S. G. and Salinas, L. 2013. Activities of the Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc (ProTECTOR) in Honduras; Annual Report of the 2011 and 2012 Seasons. (Spanish Version) PDF here
Annual Report for 2011 & 2012 Dunbar, S. G. and Salinas, L. 2013. Activities of the Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc (ProTECTOR) in Honduras; Annual Report of the 2011 and 2012 Seasons. PDF here
Final Report 2012 Dunbar, S. G., Randazzo, A., Salinas, L., and Luque J. 2013. Final Report of the Community-Directed Capacity Building for Hawksbill Conservation and Population Recovery in Caribbean Honduras. Final Report 2013, United States Fish and Wildlife Services 2013. PDF here
Year End Report 2011 Dunbar, S. G., Salinas, L., and Castellanos, S. 2012. Report of the Gulf of Fonseca Hawksbill Project In Pacific Honduras. Year-End Report From 2011, ProTECTOR, Loma Linda. Pp. 29. PDF here
Annual Report 2010 Dunbar, S. G., Salinas, L., and Castellanos, S. 2011. Activities of the Protective Turtle Ecology Center For Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc. (ProTECTOR) in Punta Raton, Honduras. 2009-2010 Annual Report, Ministry of Environment, Digepesca, Honduras. PDF here
Annual Report Punta Raton 2009 Dunbar, S. G., Salinas, L., and Castellanos, S. 2010. Activities of the Protective Turtle Ecology Center For Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc. (ProTECTOR) in Punta Raton, Honduras. 2008-2009 Annual Report, Ministry of Environment, Digepesca, Honduras. PDF here
TAPS report 2010 Dunbar, S. G., Salinas, L., and Berube, M. 2009. Acivities of the Turtle Awareness and Protection Studies (TAPS) Progran Under the Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc (ProTECTOR) in Roatan, Honduras. 2007-2008 Annual Report, Ministry of the Environment, Honduras. Find PDF hereSpanish PDF here
USFWS 2008 Dunbar, S. G., and Berube, M. 2008. Hawksbill Sea Turtle Nesting Beach Reconnaissance on Roatan, Honduras. Final Report 2008, United States Fish and Wildlife Services 2008. PDF here
Annual Report 2008 Dunbar, S. G. and Salinas, L. 2008. Activities of the Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc. (ProTECTOR) on olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) in Punta Raton, Honduras. Annual Repoirt of the 2007 - 2008 nesting seasons. SERNA, DIGEPESCA, DiBio, SAG. Pp. 30. PDF here, Spanish PDF here
SWOT 2008 Dunbar, S. G. 2008. Final Report on a proposal for a series of school visits to commence the "Turtle Nesting Hotline's Turtle Art and Jingle Challenge" in the Bay Islands, Honduras; an education and awareness initiative. SWOT. Pp. 9. PDF here
SWOT 2007 Dunbar, S. G. 2007. Final Report on a proposal to facilitate positive change among indigenous fishers of the Bay Islands, Honduras. SWOT. Pp. 5. PDF here
TAPS 2006 Dunbar, S. G. 2006. Preliminary Report on Activities Under Permits # DGPA/005/2006 and DGPA/245/2006 by the Turtle Awareness and Protection Studies (TAPS) Group. ProTECTOR, Loma Linda. Pp. 11. PDF here

 

Theses and Dissertations
 
Duran Royo N. 2015. Reproductive Ecology and Hatchling Behavior of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Honduras. PDF here
 
Hayes C.T. 2015. Recreational Diving and Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in a Marine Protected Area. PDF here
 
Damazo, L. R. 2014. Nesting Ecology of Hawksbill Sea Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) on Utila, Honduras. PDF here
 
Berube M.D. 2010. Home Range and Foraging Ecology of Juvenile Hawksbill Sea Turtles around Roatan, Honduras. PDF here
 

 

Conferences Attended
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2014
2015
2016
2017

 
 

 

 

 

 

Conference Abstracts

Dunbar, S. G., Bonardelli, J., Manzano, E., De La Garza, R., Estevez, D., and Salinas, L. Beta testing Nesting Safe – new Technology for nest finding and environmental temperature monitoring. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 15 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. Abstract here.


Dunbar, S. G., Baumbach, D. S., Wright, M. K., Hayes, C. T., Holmberg, J., Crall, and J. P., Stewart, C. V. HotSpotter: less manipulating, more learning, and better vision for turtle photo identification. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 15 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. Abstract here. Poster PDF here


Salinas, L. and Dunbar, S. G. Mapping the goods: Using the TURT smartphone application to record hawksbill product use. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 15 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. Abstract here


Duran, N., Salinas, L., and Dunbar, S. G. The fishers know: using local experience to collect data on a poorly known sea turtle population. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 15 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. Abstract here


Baumbach, D. S., Wright, M. K., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S. G. Area abundance of hawksbill prey items within the Sandy Bay West End Marine Reserve, Roatán, Honduras. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 15 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. Abstract here. Poster PDF here


Baumbach, D. S, Anger, E., and Dunbar, S. G. The development of local and global citizen-science sea turtle monitoring. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 15 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. Abstract here


Hayes, C. T., Baumbach, D. S., Juma, D., and Dunbar, S. G. Does recreational diving impact hawksbill sea turtle foraging behavior? Results from a marine protected area, Honduras. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 15 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. Abstract here


Wright, M., Baumbach, D. S., Trujillo, D., Cruz LeDuc, J., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S. G. Quantification and impacts of nautical traffic on hawksbill presence in a Honduran marine protected area: a progress report. Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 15 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. Abstract here. Poster PDF here

Hayes, C.H., Baumbach, D.S., Juma, D., and Dunbar S.G. 2016. Does recreational diving alter hawksbill sea turtle foraging behavior? Results from a marine protected area, Honduras. Seventh Annual Research and Scholarship Symposium. April 20, 2016. Cedarville, OH. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Dunbar, S.G., Sung,K., Cole, L., Reyna, R., Anaya, S., Juma, D., Salinas, L. 2016. Impacts of beach pollution on sand temperatures and post-hatching migrations in Hawksbill hatchlings. 36th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 29 February- 4 March, 2016. Lima, Peru. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Salinas, L., Holloways, S., Dunbar, S.G. 2016 Resolving conflict issues among sea turtle conservation research, community interests, and government agencies. 36th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 29 February- 4 March, 2016. Lima, Peru. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Duran, N., Dunbar, S.G. 2015. Why so many fathers for such a small olive ridley population in Honduras? 35th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.19-24 April, 2015. Dalaman, Mugla, Turkey. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Hayes, C.T., Baumbach, D.S., Wright, M.K., Baeza, L., Macpui, M., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S.G. 2015. Does recreational diving impact hawksbill sea turtle sighting rates? Preliminary analysis for a marine protected area, Honduras. 35th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.19-24 April, 2015. Dalaman, Mugla, Turkey. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Baumbach, D.S., Hayes, C.T., Wright, M.K., Macpui, M., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S.G. 2015. Potential hawksbill prey item distribution among dive sites in a marine protected area in Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. 35th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.19-24 April, 2015. Dalaman, Mugla, Turkey. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Baeza, L., Hayes, C.T., Wright, M.K., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S.G. 2015. Photo Recognition for in-water identification of hawksbills in a marine potected area of Honduras. Honduras. 35th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.19-24 April, 2015. Dalaman, Mugla, Turkey. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Wright, M.K., Baeza, L., Hayes, C.T., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S.G. 2015. Sightings records of hawksbills in a marine protected area of Honduras. 35th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.19-24 April, 2015. Dalaman, Mugla, Turkey. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Duran, N., and Dunbar, S.G. Influence of time of release to avoid the tidal backward movement in the offshore migration of the hatchlings at Punta Raton, Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Duran, N., and Dunbar, S.G. Comparison of semi-natural with hatchery nests at Punta Raton, Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Wingers, N. and Dunbar, S.G. Preliminary results of mitochondrial DNA sampling from Hawksbill turtles in a foraging ground off Roatan, Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Damazo, L. E. and Dunbar, S.G. First account and description of a Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) nesting beach in Carribean Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Damazo, L. E. and Dunbar, S.G. Incubation temperature effects from metabolic heat and thermal inertia in Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) nests on Utila, Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Sung, K., Cole, L., and Dunbar, S.G. Effect of Beach Pollution on Eretmochelys imbricata hatchlings initial offshore migration time. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Duran, N. and Dunbar, S.G. Do hatchling swimming patterns matter when it comes to predation? 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Duran, N., and Dunbar, S.G. Influence of tidal currents on offshore migration and survival of sea turtle hatchlings released from the Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Dunbar, S.G., Dunbar, S.S., Chapman, C., Vodhanel, S., Canwell, C., Plaker, S., Church, C.A., Leggit, V.L., Zumwalt, J., Rosspencer, E., Bayardo, L., Friedman, M., Huey, L., Parker, R.L., Delgado, G., Cruzado, R., Salinas, L., and Zelaya, N. The ProTECTOR - GHI - SIMS Partnership: A Multidisciplinary Approach; Saving Turtles, Helping People. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Tan, A.L., Dunbar, S.G., Baumbach, D., Cunningham, A., Damazo, L.E., Reeve, R.E., Lindsay, K., and Salinas, L. 700 Hours on Nesting Beaches: ProTECTOR Volunteering Efforts in Honduras. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Reeve, R.E., Baumbach, D.S., Damazo, L.E., Dunbar, S.G., Tan, A.L., Cunningham, A., Randazzo, A., and Salinas, L. Profiles of Protected Area Nesting Beaches at Pumpkin Hill and Cuero Y Salado Wildlife Refuge, Honduras. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Damazo, L.E., and Dunbar, S.G. Tracking Nesting Hawksbills "Chel" and "Ginger" from the Bay Islands, Honduras. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Duran, N, Dunbar, S.G. Preliminary Results on Post Nesting Fine Scale Movements of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras. 32st International Sea Turtle Symposium. 12-16 March, 2012. Huatulco, Mexico. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Dunbar, S.G., Salinas, L., and Castellanos, S. Community partnership in understanding population changes of “Tortuga Golfina” (Lepidochelys olivacea) on the south coast of Honduras. 31st Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 12-15 April, 2011. San Diego, CA. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Dunbar, S.G., Ito, H. Recognition of juvenile hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata) through face scale digitization and automated searching. 31st Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 12-15 April, 2011. San Diego, CA. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Berube, M.D., Dunbar, S.G., Rutzler, K., and Hayes, W.K. Home range and foraging ecology of juvenile hawksbill sea turtles around Rotan, Honduras. 31st Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 12-15 April, 2011. San Diego, CA. PDF here. Poster PDF here.

Dunbar, S. G., and Salinas, L. ProTECTOR - Coordinating sea turtle research and conservation in Honduras. 30th International Sea Turtle Symposium. 23-27, April, 2010. Goa, India. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Dunbar, S. G., Salinas, L., Castellanos, S. Proyecto piloto para la conservación de las tortugas marinas mediante el empoderamiento de las comunidades sobre sus recursos, en la costa Pacífico de Honduras. XIII Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation. 26 – 30 October, 2009. Belize. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Dunbar, S. G., Breman, J. and Stevenson, L. Development of the Turtle Awareness and Protection Studies (TAPS) program on Roatan, Honduras. 27th International Sea Turtle Symposium. 22 - 28, February, 2007. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. PDF here. Poster PDF here

Dunbar, S. G., Breman, J. and Stevenson, L. Activities of the Turtle Awareness and Protection Studies (TAPS) program on Roatan, Honduras. 28th International Sea Turtle Symposium. 19 - 26, January, 2008. Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. PDF here. Poster PDF here

 


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