Erin Seney

Address: University of Central Florida, Marine Turtle Research Group


Ph.D., 2008. Texas A&M University

M.S., 2003. College of William & Mary

B.A., 2000. University of Virginia

Research Interests

  • Sea turtle research and conservation
  • Sea turtle ecology
  • Mitigation of sea turtle bycatch


  • Putman N.F., Richards P.M., Dufault S.G., McCarthy K., Scott-Denton E., Caillouet C.W., Putman E.M., Heyman W.D., Beyea R.T., Seney E.E., Mansfield K.M., Gallaway B.J. (In Review). Modeling sea turtle bycatch in coastal fisheries to prioritize conservation efforts and identify effective management actions. Conservation Biology.
  • Putman N.F., Seney E.E., Verley P., Shaver D.J., López‐Castro M.C., Cook M., Guzmán V., Brost B., Ceriani S.A., Mirón R.G.D., Peña L.J., Tzeek M., Valverde R.A., Cantón C.C.G., Howell L., Ley J.A.R., Tumlin M.C., Teas W.G., Caillouet C.W., Cuevas E., Gallaway B.J., Richards P.M., Mansfield K.L. (2020). Predicted distributions and abundances of the sea turtle ‘lost years’ in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Ecography 43:506-517 (doi: 10.1111/ecog.04929). 
  • Shamblin B.M., Mansfield K.L., Seney E.E., Long C.A., Bagley D.A., Nairn C.J. (2018). Brazilian origin of a neritic juvenile green turtle x loggerhead turtle hybrid foraging in Florida. Marine Turtle Newsletter 155:4-7.
  • Wildermann N.E., Gredzens C., Avens L., Barrios-Garrido H.A., Bell I., Blumenthal J., Bolten A.B., Braun McNeill J., Casale P., DiDomenico M., Domit C., Epperly S.P., Godfrey M.H., Godley B.J., González-Carman V., Hamann M., Hart K.M., Ishihara T., Mansfield K.L., Metz T.L., Miller J.D., Pilcher N.J., Read M.A., Sasso C., Seminoff J.A., Seney E.E., Willard A.S., Tomás J., Vélez-Rubio G.M., Ware M., Williams J.L., Wyneken J., Fuentes M.M.P. (2018). Informing research priorities for immature sea turtles through expert elicitation. Endangered Species Research 37:55-76(doi: 10.3354/esr00916).
  • Caillouet C.W., Putman N.F., Shaver D.J., Valverde R.A., Seney E.E., Lohmann K.J., Mansfield K.L., Gallaway B.J., Flanagan J.P., Godfrey M.H. (2016). A call for evaluation of the contribution made by rescue, resuscitation, rehabilitation, and release translocations to Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) population recovery. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11:486-496(doi: 10.2744/CCB-1189.1).