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Matt successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “The effects of beach and species management actions on the nesting and incubation environment of marine turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico” on the 29th March 2019. His work contributes greatly to the management and conservation of marine turtles. Some of his research can be found at:

Ware, M., Long, J. W., Fuentes, M.M.P.B. (2019). Using wave runup modeling to inform coastal species management: An example application for marine turtle nest relocation. Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management. 173, 17-25.

Ware, M., Fuentes, M.M.P.B. (2018). Potential for relocation to alter the incubation environment and productivity of marine turtle nests in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Chelonian Conservation Biology, 17, 252-262.

Ware M, and  Fuentes, M. M. P. B. (2018). A comparison of methods used to monitor groundwater inundation of marine turtle nests.Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 503, 1-7