• Gopher Tortoise Council

    Gopher Tortoise Council

    Working to conserve the gopher tortoise and the fascinating world in which it lives
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Recent News:

Click HERE for the latest news and announcements from the Gopher Tortoise Council, including:

  • Letter from the Co-Chair
  • GTC Announcements
  • Highlights from the GTC 2023 Meeting
  • GTC Letter to FWC Regarding Split Oak Forest
  • J. Larry Landers Student Research Spotlight: Michael Brennan
    • Article: Effects of New Land Management Regimes on Florida Scrub lizard Communities, Michael Brennan (Georgia Southern University)
  • Recent Research: 
    • Gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) as microclimate engineers: Fine-scale environmental heterogeneity promotes near surface thermal options at burrow sites
    • Black spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura similis) use of gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) burrows in Buckingham, Florida