Eastern Box Turtle
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A Comparison of Compass Orientation Mechanisms in Three Turtles (Trionyx spinifer, Chrysemys picta and Terrapene carolina),   CHRISTOPHER T. DEROSA AND DOUGLAS H. TAYLOR, 1982

Thermal environments of overwintering Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina)
Yulia Savva, Christopher W. Swarth, Jayant Gupchup, and Katalin Szlavecz,  MD,  3 winters, 2010

Overwintering Activity of Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina) in South Carolina , JUSTIN D. CONGDON, ROBERT E. GATTEN, JR., AND STEVEN J. MORREALE,  University of North Carolina, 1989

A Survival Estimate of Midwestern Adult Eastern Box Turtles Using Radiotelemetry,
ANDREA F. CURRYLOW, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2011

Freezing Survival and Metabolism of Box Turtles, Terrapene carolina KENNETH B. STOREY, JACK R. LAYNE, JR., MICHELE M. CUTWA, THOMAS A. CHURCHILL, AND JANET M. STOREY, OHIO, 1993

A STUDY OF THE LATE PREHISTORIC, PROTOHISTORIC, AND HISTORIC INDIANS OF THE CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA PIEDMONT
Structure, Process, and Ecology, Jack Hubert Wilson, Jr., Dissertation, University of North Carolina, 1983

Habitat disturbances differentially affect individual growth rates in a long-lived turtle,
C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr. & Michael J. Dreslik, 2007

Unexpectedly Low Rangewide Population Genetic Structure of the Imperiled Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene c. carolina, Steven J. A. Kimble, O. E. Rhodes Jr., Rod N. Williams, 2014

POPULATION GENETICS OF THE EASTERN BOX TURTLE, TERRAPENE C. CAROLINA,
Dissertation, Purdue University, Steven James Andrew Kimble, 2012

Home Range, Movements, and Orientation in the Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina
Robert Madden, City University of New York, 1975  Unpubl. PhD dissertation.
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December 1936 Aerial Photo including study area
This is a very big file geo-referenced for GIS.  First download the following identical file which is much smaller and overlays the roadway visible on modern aerial photos on this sites pages.
December 1936 Aerial Photo Index File

A Long Term Study of Eastern Box Turtles in a Suburban Neighborhood.
Brisbin, Kennamer, Peters, Karapatakis  1989-2004
A 15 year study in Aiken, SC at 515 ft elevation.  Interesting urban Box turtle behavior descriptions.

Observed plant preferences of eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in a Maryland forest
Donald T. McKnight  March 2011

ESTIMATING AGE OF TURTLES FROM GROWTH RINGS: A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE TECHNIQUE
DAWN S. WILSON, CHRISTOPHER R. TRACY, AND C. RICHARD TRACY

The Effect of Soil Temperatures on Emergence from Hibernation of Terrapene carolina and T. ornata
ARNOLD B.

The Courtship Pattern of the Box Turtle, Terrapene c. carolina
L. T. Evens

POPULATIONS AND HOME RANGE RELATIONSHIPS OF THE BOX TURTLE, TERRAPENE C. CAROLINA (LINNAEUS)
LUCILLE F. STICKEL,   A multi-year (1944-1947) study at Patuxent Research Refuge, Maryland, prior to GPS and radio-telemetry.

Factors Affecting the Home Range of Eastern Box Turtles at Brookhaven National Laboratory
Timothy Green

The Box Turtle Connection: A Passageway into the Natural World
Ann Berry Somers and Catherine E. Matthews

POPULATION ECOLOGY OF THE EASTERN BOX TURTLE (TERRAPENE CAROLINA CAROLINA) IN A FRAGMENTED LANDSCAPE
Nathan H. Nazdrowicz       A 2 year study in Delaware

Brookfield Summary:
In October of 2004 the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) published a Reptile Habitat Survey that identified potential habitats for several state listed species of reptiles and amphibians......

Spatial distribution of Iridovirus in the Eastern box turtle population at Brookhaven National Laboratory:
Implications for transmittance based on home range size
Sarah J. Snyder

The Influence of Prehistoric Man on the Distribution of the Box Turtle
Kraig Adler  1970  "Evidence suggests that prehistoric man, primarily Iroquiian Indians, was responsible for the elimination (of  Box turtles), in (parts of New York state and Ontario)"

Natural History of Eastern Box Turtle in an Urbanized Landscape
2006, 6 year mark/recapture study in North Carolina Piedmont

The Significance of Turtle Bones from Archiological Sites in Southern Ontario and Quebec
Sherman Bleakney, 1958

A WORKING GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE ON BOX TURTLES (TERRAPENE):
Life History, Evolution, Fossil Record, External Morphology, Conservation, Compiled by: C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr.,
Last Update: April, 2008
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CITES: Inclusion of Terrapene spp. in Appendix II
A little on Box turtle protection




Research papers on Box Turtle subject matter and aerial photos of study area  Some files are large, but all can be downloaded for later viewing.   Dissertations/Thesis are included (and also on this page) but are highlighted due to the fact that, with a few exceptions, they are usually very time-limited investigations using very few turtle subjects, and contain lots of literature cites and little field-work to make conclusions.



PROMOTION OF GENE FLOW BY TRANSIENT INDIVIDUALS IN AN OTHERWISE SEDENTARY POPULATION OF BOX TURTLES, A. R. KIESTER,  August 18, 1981
2008-2009 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
2009-2010 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
2010-2011 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
2011-2012 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
2012-2013 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
2013-2014 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
2014-2015 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
2015-2016 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
2016-2017 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
2017-2018 Hibernation Temperature Data and Charts Spreadsheet
These are Excel workbooks in Excel 97 format complete with raw data, charts, and hibernation location photos
2009 Turtle Route Shapefiles
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2011 Turtle Route Shapefiles
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2014 Turtle Route Shapefiles
2015 Turtle Route Shapefiles
2016 Turtle Route Shapefiles
2017 Turtle Route Shapefiles
2018 Turtle Route Shapefiles
Individual Turtle Routes by year in .SHP format for loading into a GIS or shapefile viewer.  Files are zipped.
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