Some recently published articles about gopher tortoises, their commensals, and upland communities in the southeast. Check out GTC's Education & Outreach page for more literature, including snake and tortoise bibliographies.
Bolt, M.R., J.M. Bauder, M.L. Legare, C.L. Jenkins, B.R. Rothermel, and D.R. Breininger. 2023. Eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) shelter site use in peninsular Florida, USA, and implications for habitat conservation. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 18(2): 362-373
Ceballos, C., and J.M. Goessling. 2023. Foraging ecology of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) within Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 18(1): 182-195
Enge, K.M., A.L. Farmer, B. Bankovich, A. Heupel Greene, and M.T. Fedler. 2023. Status and distribtion of the gopher frog (Rana capito) in Florida, USA. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 18(1): 57-70
Metcalf, M., J. Johnson, A. Cooper, A. Marsh, C.W. Gunnels IV, and J. Herman. 2023. Movement ecology of gopher tortoises in a residential neighborhood in southwest Florida. Southeastern Naturalist https://doi.org/10.1656/058.022.0203