Lohoefener and Lohmeier [ 94 ] suggested that unburned windrows may be barriers to gopher tortoise movements in young slash pine plantations on the Desoto National Forest. Many other animals seek temporary shelter or live permanently in gopher tortoise burrows. Heavy rainfall during late summer and early fall when follicular development begins in the female gopher tortoise partially explained a significant decline in reproduction and clutch size in the subsequent year in a gopher tortoise population at the Fort Stewart Army Reserve [ ].
Bull,JJ : Temperature-sensitive periods of sex determination in a lizard: similarities with turtles and crocodilians. Based on these data, the effect of adaptive radiation is tested within the gekkonids and the sister group of Scleroglossa. Clearcutting and planting longleaf pine has also been suggested as a means to convert loblolly or slash pine plantations to longleaf pine forest [ 43].
Other considerations when relocating gopher tortoises include disease transmission and the genetic relationships of the relocated and resident gopher tortoises [ 7 ].
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The first hypothesis is that there are trade-offs between male and female function, such as when mating displays enhance male fitness but decrease female fitness. Environmental sex determination: sex is triggered by environmental cues, such as temperature, pH, social interactions, and seasonality e.
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Although predisturbance data were not available, gopher tortoises were found only at treated sites, and the rate of detection of gopher tortoises was high enough to estimate gopher tortoise density only at the severe-fire site [ 66 ]. Livestock trampling may occlude gopher tortoise burrows [ 47 ], consequently killing resident gopher tortoises if they become entombed.