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Rebecca Scott

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel


My research interests focus on (1) improving the effectiveness of marine conservation measures for highly mobile species and (2) understanding the biological/physical determinants of the ecology of different life stages, populations and species of an enigmatic group of migrants; the sea turtles. Here in Kiel, I am working with physical oceanographers and engineers to develop innovative interdisciplinary approaches to study the cryptic behaviours and movements of hatching sea turtles and inform conservation planning.


Tel.: +49 431-600-4569

Research activities

Lagrangian analysis of sea turtle ecology and ocean currents

Autonomous oceanic turtle drifters

Resilience of sea turtle populations to pressures from offshore oil activities under variable oceanic conditions: informing a new network of MPAs in Gabon