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Dustin Baumbach: Sixth year PhD student
Dustin Baumbach

 

 

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Publications:

Baumbach, D. S., Anger, E. C., Dunbar, S. G. Submitted. Utilizing novel web-based and smartphone GIS applications to model sea turtle home ranges with citizen-science data. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

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. Link to PDF here

Hayes, C.T., Baumbach, D.S., Juma, D., Dunbar, S.G. 2016. Impacts of recreational diving on hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) behaviour in a marine protected area. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Link to PDF here

Hayes, F.E., Holthouse, M.C., Turner, D.G., Baumbach, D.S., Holloway, S. 2016. Decapod crustaceans associating with echinoids in Roatan, Honduras. Crustacean Research, 45: 37-47. Link to PDF here

Hayes, F.E., Weidemann, D.E., Baumbach, D.S., Tkachuck, R.D., and Tkachuck, C.M. 2013. Variation and hybridization in Green Heron (Butorides virescens) and Striated Heron (B. striata) in central Panama, with comments on species limits. North American Birds, 67(1): 2-6. Link to PDF here

Published Abstracts:

Baumbach, D.S., Wright, M.K., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S.G. 2017. Area abundance of hawksbill prey items within the Sandy Bay West End Marine Research, Roatan, Honduras. 15-20 April, 2017. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Baumbach, D.S., Anger, E., Dunbar, S.G. 2017. The Development of local and global citizen-science sea turtle monitoring. 37th Annual Sympoisum on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 15-20 April, 2017. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wright, M.K., Baumbach, D.S., Trujillo, D., Cruz LeDuc, J., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S.G. 2017. Quantification and impacts of nautical traffic on hawksbill presence in a Honduran marine protected area: A progress report. 15-20 April, 2017. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hayes, C.T., Baumbach, D.S., Juma, D., Dunbar, S.G. 2017. Does recreational diving impact hawksbill sea turtle foraging behavior? Results from a marine protected area, Honduras. 15-20 April, 2017. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dunbar, S.G., Baumbach, D.S., Wright, M.K., Hayes, C.T., Holmberg, J., Crall, J.P., Stewart, C.V. 2017. Hotspotter: Less manipulating, more learning, and better vision for turtle photo identification. 15-20 April, 2017. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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. 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, 2014. Dalaman, Mugla, Turkey. 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 Link to Abstract 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

 

 

 

Awards and Grants

Winner of a 2013 Sigma Xi Grant. Find out more here.

Dustin is a fifth year PhD student interested in Hawksbill sea turtle conservation in Honduras. His work will include population genetics, satellite telemetry, home range analysis, and hatchling studies.

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Photo: S.G. Dunbar