Dr. Cullen is a NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Marine Turtle Research Ecology and Conservation Group. More information about his work can be found here.
Undergraduate Student, UROP.
Undergraduate Student supervised directly by Dr. Cullen
Undergraduate Student, Intern.
Lab Manager (USA)
Field Coordinator (Brazil)
FSU/ANERR Intern (USA)
Field Assistant ( Brazil)
Field Assistant (Brazil)
Thank you for your interest in considering the Marine Turtle Research, Ecology, and Conservation Group for conducting your graduate studies at the Department of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University.
I look for mature students who are motivated and hard-working and already have a clear idea of their research interests when they enter the program. Almost all of my past Ph.D. students completed Master’s degrees before entering the Ph.D. program or have demonstrated experience in the field.
Funding is a major determinant in acceptance into the program, so I strongly encourage anyone applying to the program to apply for an NSF graduate fellowship, and also consider the EPA STAR, Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (NOAA), and NMFS/SeaGrant Fellowship Program. Funding deadlines are usually one year before you might start your studies, so planning ahead is crucial.
Still interested in joining the lab? Contact us with the following information: (1) a CV, (2) a copy of your transcript, (3) a summary of research and field experience, and (4) a short statement of research interests.
Spatial ecology of marine turtlesForaging ecology of marine turtlesEffects of recreational fisheries on marine turtlesConservation outcomes and the effectiveness of interventions
New Paper: A systematic review of acoustic telemetry as a tool to gain insights into marine turtle ecology and their conservation
New Paper: Using data from nesting beach monitoring and satellite telemetry to improve estimates of marine turtle clutch frequency and population abundance
New Paper: Effectiveness and design of marine protected areas for migratory species
New Paper: Leave-No-Trace ordinances for coastal species management
"Who's your daddy?" For sea turtles, this question isn't rhetorical! Female sea turtles may lay a single clutch of eggs with anywhere from 2 to 7 fathers! We're using #genetics to determine which male loggerhead turtles are actively breeding this year at St. George Island.
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