Nathan Putman

 

nputman@email.unc.edu

 

Education:
 

B.S. degree (2006) in Biology and Marine Science : University of Alabama
University of North Carolina biology graduate program: Fall, 2006 to present.

 

Research Interests:

 

Impacts of oceanographic currents on marine animals

Physiology, behavior, and sensory biology of sea turtles

Effects of abiotic environmental factors on marine animals

 

    Sea surface temperatures.  Image is from http://www.learner.org.

 

Academic Honors

 

Phi Beta Kappa (2006)

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2003)

Phi Eta Sigma (2003)

Presidential Scholarship, University of Alabama (2002-2006)

 

Professional Experience

 

Research assistant, study of temperature-determined sex determination in sea turtles (Dr. Thane Wibbels; summers 2001 and 2003).

Research assistant,  study of factors that influence metabolic rates of reptiles and amphibians (Dr. Stephen Secor; 2003)

Survey of diamondback terrapin populations of coastal Alabama (Dr. Thane Wibbels; summer 2005)

Research assistant, study of phylogeography of salamander species using genetic analyses (Dr. Leslie Rissler; 2005, 2006).

Research assistant, study of magnetic navigation in sea turtles (Dr. Ken Lohmann; summers 2006-2008)

Sensory Ecology graduate student class, Lund University; Lund, Sweden (autumn, 2008)

 


 

Publications:

 

Putman, N. F., Bane, J. M., and K. J. Lohmann.  2010.  Sea turtle nesting distributions and oceanographic constraints on hatchling migration.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  In press. [Download pdf]


Putman, N. F., Shay, T. J., and K. J. Lohmann.  2010.  Is the geographic distribution of nesting in the Kemp's ridley turtle shaped by the migratory needs of offspring?  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  50(3): 305-314.


Endres, C. S., Putman, N. F., and Lohmann, K. J.
  2009.  Perception of airborne odors by sea turtles.  Journal of Experimental Biology.  212: 3823-3827. [Download pdf]

 

Lohmann, K. J., Putman, N. F., and Lohmann, C. M. F. 2008. Geomagnetic imprinting: A unifying hypothesis of long-distance natal homing in salmon and sea turtles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 19906-19101. [Download pdf]

Putman, N. F. and Lohmann, K. J. 2008. Compatibility of magnetic imprinting and secular variation. Current Biology 18(14): R596-R597. [Download pdf]

Lohmann, K. J., Lohmann, C. M. F., and Putman, N. F. 2007. Magnetic maps in animals: Nature's GPS. Journal of Experimental Biology. 210: 3697-3705.  [Download pdf]

 


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