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1 376 Anonymous. 1989. Caladesi's wandering gopher. Florida Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Science and Technical Services 1(2):2.
2 8697 Aresco, M. J., and R. N. Walker. 2007. A large scale gopher tortoise translocation experiment on a private conservation preserve in northwest Florida. Page 8 (abstract) in 29th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 11–14 October 2007, Milton, Florida, USA.
3 9045 Ashton, R. E., and P. S. Ashton. 2008. The natural history and management of the gopher tortoise Gopherus polyphemus (Daudin). Krieger, Malabar, Florida, USA. 275pp.
4 6946 Ashton, R. E., Jr., and P. S. Ashton. 2004. The gopher tortoise: a life history. Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, USA. 72pp.
5 8849 Backus, L. K. 2003. The home range and response of gopher tortoises in Cental Florida to habitat manipulation by prescribed burning. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA. 82pp.
6 768 Bard, A. M., I. J. Stout, and T. J. Doonan. 1990. Resident and relocated tortoises: a comparative study in central Florida, 1985–1989. Florida Scientist 53(Supplement 1):35 (abstract).
7 766 Bard, A., and I. J. Stout. 1995. Habitat use and home range of resident and relocated gopher tortoises in central Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 15(1):12.
8 8605 Basiotis, K. A. 2007. The effects of invasive cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) on the threatened gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). M.S. Thesis, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA. 40pp.
9 8698 Basiotis, K. A., H. R. Mushinsky, and E. D. McCoy. 2007. The effects of invasive cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) on the threatened gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Page 11 (abstract) in 29th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 11–14 October 2007, Milton, Florida, USA.
10 870 Bearwood, B. 1993. Notes from the Panhandle. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of The Gopher Tortoise Council 13(3):3.
11 9083 Berish, J. 2009. Three decades of trapping tortoises: is it long enough to understand "long-term" population dynamics and habitat use. Abstract in 31st Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 2–3 October 2009, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
12 961 Berish, J. E. 1992. Effects of large-scale clearcutting on a previously-marked gopher tortoise population. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Statewide Wildlife Research Final Performance Report Study No. 7537, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 22pp.
13 1226 Burke, R. L. 1987. An experimental relocation and reintroduction of a gopher tortoise population. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 49pp.
14 1228 Burke, R. L. 1989. Florida gopher tortoise relocation: overview and case study. Biological Conservation 48:295–309.
15 1235 Burke, R. L., and M. Noss. 1989. Gopherus polyphemus (gopher tortoise). Mortality. Herpetological Review 20:54–55.
16 1266 Butler, J. A., R. D. Bowman, T. W. Hull, and S. Sowell. 1995. Movements and home range of hatchling gopher tortoises, Gopherus polyphemus. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1:173–180.
17 1270 Butler, J. A., T. W. Hull, S. Sowell, and R. Boman. 1994. Movements and home ranges of gopher tortoises during their first two years. Abstract in Symposium on the status and conservation of Florida turtles, 2–3 April 1994, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
18 8699 Carroll, A. D. 2007. The response of translocated gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) to stocking density and enclosure size at recipient sites within the Apalachicola National Forest. Page 12 (abstract) in 29th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 11–14 October 2007, Milton, Florida, USA.
19 10198 Castellon, T. D., and B. B. Rothermel. 2011. Contrasting patterns of habitat use by gopher tortoises in Florida scrub and mesic pine flatwoods. Abstract in 33rd Annual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council, 14–16 October 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.
20 10458 Castellón, T. D., B. B. Rothermel, and J. M. Bauder. 2018. Gopher tortoise burrow use, home range, seasonality, and habitat fidelity in scrub and mesic Ffatwoods of southern Florida. Herpetologica 74:8−21.
21 1586 Connor, K. 1995. Orientation and homing behavior of gopher tortoises. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 15(1):11.
22 1587 Connor, K. M. 1996. Homing behavior and orientation in the gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus. M.S. Thesis, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA. 39pp.
23 8845 Davis, J. L. 2007. Home range and activity patterns in a South Florida population of the tortoise Gopherus polyphemus on Savannas Preserve State Park. M.S. Thesis, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. 53pp.
24 1839 Diemer Berish, J. E., and C. T. Moore. 1993. Gopher tortoise response to large-scale clearcutting in northern Florida. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 47:419–426.
25 1830 Diemer, J. E. 1992. Home range and movements of the tortoise Gopherus polyphemus in northern Florida. Journal of Herpetology 26:158–165.
26 2064 Doonan, T. J. 1986. A demographic study of an isolated population of the gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, and an assessment to a relocation procedure for tortoises. M.S. Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA. 93pp.
27 2065 Doonan, T. J., A. M. Bard, and I. J. Stout. 1988. Response of a gopher tortoise population to relocation and its implications for conservation. Page 85 (abstract) in Proceedings of the Combined Meeting of the Herpetologists' League, American Elasmobranch Society, Early Life History Section of the American Fisheries Society, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, and American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 24–29 June 1988, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
28 2066 Doonan, T. J., and D. M. Epperson. 2001. Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations on Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida: structure, prevalence of upper respiratory tract disease, and activity patterns. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Final Performance Report, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 50pp.
29 2276 Epperson, D. M. 1997. Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations: activity patterns, upper respiratory tract disease, and management on a military reservation in northeastern Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 62pp.
30 6724 Eubanks, J. O., J. W. Hollister, C. Guyer, and W. K. Michener. 2002. Reserve area requirements for gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:464–471.
31 2406 Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. 1986. 1985–86 annual report. Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 28pp.
32 2407 Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. 1987. 1986–87 annual report. Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 32pp.
33 2409 Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. 1988. 1987–88 annual report. Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 32pp.
34 2416 Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. 1992. 1991–92 annual report. Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 20pp.
35 2483 Franz, R. 1986. The Florida gopher frog and the Florida pine snake as burrow associates of the gopher tortoise in northern Florida. Pages 16–20 in Proceedings of the 5th Annual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
36 2711 Gore, R. H. 1992. The Gulf of Mexico: a treasury of resources in the American Mediterranean. Pineapple Press, Inc., Sarasota, Florida, USA. 384pp.
37 2718 Gourley, E. V. 1969. Orientation of the gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus (Daudin). Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 126pp.
38 2719 Gourley, E. V. 1974. Orientation of the gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus. Animal Behaviour 22:158–169.
39 8014 Halstead, B. J., E. D. McCoy, T. A. Stilson, and H. R. Mushinsky. 2006. Analysis of juvenile gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) foraging paths using correlated random walk models. Abstract in Joint Meeting of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 64th Annual Meeting of the Herpetologists' League, and the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles; 12–17 July 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
40 7424 Halstead, B. J., H. R. Mushinsky, T. A. Stilson, and E. D. McCoy. 2005. Analysis of juvenile gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) movement paths using random walk models. Abstract in Joint Meeting of the 21st Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, 85th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 63rd Annual Meeting of the Herpetologists' League, and the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles; 6–11 July 2005, Tampa, Florida, USA.
41 2831 Hamilton, A. M. 1999. Seasonal and daily activity and movement patterns of juvenile box turtles at Egmont Key, Florida. Page 120 (abstract) in Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 15th Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, 47th Annual Meeting of the Herpetologists' League, and the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, 24–30 June 1999, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA.
42 3411 Jones, W. A. 1996. Tracking gopher tortoises at Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Resource Management Notes 8(1):2
43 6756 Karlin, M. 2002. Home ranges and movement of gopher tortoises, Gopherus polyphemus, in South Florida. B.A. Thesis, Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. 45pp.
44 8646 Karlin, M. L. 2008. Distribution of Mycoplasma agassizii in a gopher tortoise population in South Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 7:145–158.
45 3541 Knizley, E. J. 1997. Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) relocation project: monitoring the tortoise population and associate species of the tortoise burrow. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 108pp.
46 3619 Kwiatkowski, P. 1995. History characteristics of gopher tortoises with reference to gaps in our knowledge. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 15(1):9–10.
47 3620 Kwiatkowski, P. A., and K. Connor. 1994. Physiology, genetics, and behavior of Gopherus polyphemus. Pages 48–53 in G. Aguirrie, E. D. McCoy, and H. R. Mushinsky, organizers. North American Tortoise Conference, 8–12 October 1994, Durango, Mexico.
48 9879 Lau, A. Y. K. 2011. Spatial ecology of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) in coastal sand dune habitat : burrow site selection, home range and seasonal activity patterns. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 94pp.
49 3684 Layne, J. N. 1989. Comparison of survival rates and movements of relocated and resident gopher tortoises in a south-central Florida Population. Pages 73–79 in J. E. Diemer et al., editors. Proceedings of the gopher tortoise relocation symposium. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Nongame Wildlife Program Technical Report No. 5.
50 3894 Macdonald, L. A. 1994. Reintroduction of gopher tortoises, Gopherus polyphemus, to reclaimed phosphate-mined land. Abstract in a symposium on the status and conservation of Florida turtles, 2–3 April 1994, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
51 3895 Macdonald, L. A. 1996. Reintroduction of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) to reclaimed phosphate land. Florida Institute Phosphate Research Publication No. 03-105-126, Bartow, Florida, USA.
52 4536 Mushinsky, H. R., and E. D. McCoy. 1997. Behavior of the gopher tortoise in its ecological landscape. Page 220 (abstract) in Proceedings of the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 26 June–2 July 1997, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
53 9336 Perez-Heydrich, C., K. Jackson, L. Wendland, and M. Brown. 2005. Fluorescent dye tracking as an epidemiological tool to understand disease transmission in a population of gopher tortoises (Gopherus poylphemus). Page 17 (abstract) in 27th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 7−9 October 2005, Palatka, Florida, USA.
54 7521 Perez-Heydrich, C., K. Jackson, L. Wendland, and M. Brown. 2005. Fluorescent dye tracking as an epidemiological tool used to understand disease transmission in a population of gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Pages 35–36 (abstract) in 30th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 18–20 February 2004, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
55 7641 Pike, D. A. 2005. Spatial learning in a hatchling chelonian, Gopherus polyphemus. Florida Scientist 68:267–271.
56 10460 Rautsaw, R. M., S. A. Martin, B. A. Vincent, K. Lanctot, M. R. Bolt, R. A. Seigel, and C. L. Parkinson. 2018. Stopped dead in their tracks: the impact of railways on gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) movement and behavior. Copeia 2018:135−143.
57 10463 Rautsaw, R. M., S. A. Martin, K. Lanctot, B. A. Vincent, M. R. Bolt, R. A. Seigel, and C. L. Parkinson. 2018. On the road again: assessing the use of roadsides as wildlife corridors for gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus). Journal of Herpetology 52:136−144.
58 8606 Riedl, S. C. 2006. The effects of gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) translocation on movements, reproductive activity, and body condition of resident and translocated individuals in Central Florida. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA. 39pp.
59 9034 Riedl, S. C., H. R. Mushinsky, and E. D. McCoy. 2008. Translocation of the gopher tortoise: difficulties associated with assessing success. Applied Herpetology 5:145–160.
60 7662 Roof, J., and J. Wooding. n.d. Evaluation of the S.R. 46 wildlife crossing in Lake County, Florida. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Wildlife Research Laboratory, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 8pp.
61 8450 Root, K. V., and J. Barnes. 2006. Risk assessment for a focal set of rare and imperiled wildlife in Florida. Final Report for FWC Contract No. 03111, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 248pp.
62 9080 Ross, J. 2009. Life history of the Marco Island gopher tortoise. Abstract in 31st Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 2–3 October 2009, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
63 8366 Smith, D. J. 2006. Ecological impacts of SR 200 on the Ross Prairie ecosystem. Pages 380–396 in C. L. Irwin, P. Garrett, and K. P. McDermott, editors. Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation. Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
64 7660 Smith, D. J., and M. Voigt. 2005. SR 200 wildlife impact study, final report. Florida Department of Transportation, Contract No. BC354-74, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Greenways and Trails, Contract No. GM 114, and Southwest Florida Water Management District, Contract No. 03cON000078. GeoPlan Center, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 219pp.
65 9952 Smith, J. R., A. Daneault, and A. Savage. 2012. Site fidelity of relocated gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in conservation areas at Walt Disney World®. Page 12 (abstract) in Abstract submissions for the 34th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, Bainbridge, Georgia, USA.
66 5497 Smith, L. L. 1992. Nesting ecology, female home range and activity patterns, and hatchling survivorship in the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 106pp.
67 5500 Smith, L. L. 1995. Nesting ecology, female home range and activity, and population size-class structure of the gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, in the Katharine Ordway Preserve, Putnam County, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 37, Part I(4):97–126.
68 10215 Smith, R. B., B. A. Homa, and J. A. Provancha. 2004. Radio telemetry monitoring of translocated vs. resident gopher tortoises on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Page 13 (abstract) in 26th Annual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council, 15−17 October 2004, Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA.
69 5511 Smith, R. B., D. R. Breininger, and V. L. Larson. 1994. Home range characteristics of radiotagged gopher tortoises on Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Page 75 (abstract) in Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Herpetologists' League and the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, 28 July–1 August 1994, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA.
70 5512 Smith, R. B., D. R. Breininger, and V. L. Larson. 1997. Home range characteristics of radiotagged gopher tortoises on Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2:358–362.
71 5540 Speake, D. W., and J. A. McGlincy. 1981. Response of indigo snakes to gassing their dens. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 35:135–138.
72 5647 Stewart, M. C. 1991. Habitat structure and the dispersion of gopher tortoises on a nature preserve. M.S. Thesis, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. 38pp.
73 5648 Stewart, M. C., D. F. Austin, and G. R. Bourne. 1993. Habitat structure and the dispersion of gopher tortoises on a nature preserve. Florida Scientist 56:70–81.
74 5674 Stout, I. J., D. R. Richardson, and R. E. Roberts. 1989. Response of resident and relocated gopher tortoises to a prescribed burn in a sand pine scrub community. Pages 84–85 in J. E. Diemer, D. R. Jackson, J. L. Landers, J. N. Layne, and D. A. Wood, editors. Proceedings of the gopher tortoise relocation symposium. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Nongame Wildlife Program Technical Report No. 5, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
75 5672 Stout, I. J., T. J. Doonan, R. E. Roberts, and D. R. Richardson. 1989. A comparison of results of three gopher tortoise populations in central and southeast Florida. Pages 15–42 in J. E. Diemer, D. R. Jackson, J. L. Landers, J. N. Layne, and D. A. Wood, editors. Proceedings of the gopher tortoise relocation symposium. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Nongame Wildlife Program Technical Report No. 5, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
76 7825 Wendland, L., C. Perez-Heydrich, L. White, P. Klein, J. Berish, and M. Brown. 2006. URTD, sex, and superspreaders: lessons from the Florida gopher tortoise. Pages 36–37 (abstract) in 31st Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 17–20 February 2006, The Hotel Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
77 6168 Wilson, D. S. 1989. Burrow usage, activity patterns, and home range size of juvenile gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in south Florida. Abstract in Abstracts of the First World Congress of Herpetology, 11–19 September 1989, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.
78 6170 Wilson, D. S. 1990. Home range size and predation on juvenile gopher tortoises, Gopherus polyphemus, in a central Florida population. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 71(2) (Supplement):370 (abstract).
79 6171 Wilson, D. S. 1990. Home range, activity, and burrow use of juvenile gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in a central Florida population. M.S. Thesis, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA. 43pp.

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