Antonios Mazaris is an Assistant Professor at the Dpt. of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece. His research currently focuses on conservation biogeography. For this research agenda he relies on the construction of ecological models. He is particularly fascinated by the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of sea turtles.

Sea turtles are a classic example of a broadly distributed group that has historically suffered population declines, primarily as a result of harvesting adults and eggs. Nowadays, this highly migratory, charismatic megafauna has to face an additional threat: climate change. In an attempt to ensue the persistence of sea turtle population, it is critical to improve our understanding on the current status of global populations and to determine their adapative potential. This talk will summarise our current knowledge on the mechanisms (e.g. sex ratio, climate niche conservatism, phenological shifts) that could result to climate-change resilient populations and raise some new questions for future research.

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