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Dr Jesús Tomás

Dr Jesús Tomás

Postdoctoral researcher

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Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Dr Jesus Tomas

Dr Jesus Tomas

Overview

I am a biologist specialising in Zoology. Since I was a student I have been involved in research on marine vertebrates, particularly cetaceans and sea turtles, at the Marine Zoology Unit of the Cavanilles Institute (University of Valencia, Spain). I have much to thank sea turtles for teaching me a lot about marine ecology and conservation in different countries and seas. Now I’m working at the School of Biosciences thanks to a Marie Curie Fellowship and my main research is about reproduction biology and conservation of sea turtles in the Dominican Republic.

Qualifications

1995 BSc (University of Valencia, Spain)
1997 MSc (University of Valencia, Spain)
2004 PhD (University of Valencia, Spain)

A turtle makes its way to the sea

A turtle makes its way to the sea

Research

Research interests

Approximately the 99% of my work in the Marine Zoology Unit of the ICBiBE, University of Valencia has focused on Conservation Biology of marine turtles and cetaceans, with some additional collaboration in studies on parasites and epibionts of marine vertebrates including fish. I did my Master Thesis on feeding in loggerhead sea turtle from Western Mediterranean waters. But in 1996 I started to focus my research on the Reproductive Biology of Sea Turtles. I conducted studies on nesting ecology of four sea turtle species (green sea turtle, leatherbacks, olive ridleys and hawksbills) in the south of Bioko Island (Equatorial Guinea). This work formed part of a greater conservation project (“Proyecto de Conservación y Ecodesarrollo del Sur de la isla de Bioko”, funded by the Spanish International Cooperation Agency). This research resulted in my PhD. Since 2006 the focus of my research has been the nesting ecology and conservation of sea turtles in Dominican Republic and this is what I will carry out during my Marie Curie Fellowship.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

J. Tomás, Gazo M, Álvarez C, Gozalbes P, Perdiguero D, Raga JA, Alegre F. (In Press). Is the Spanish coast within the regular nesting range of the Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtle (<em>Caretta caretta</em>)?. Journal of Marine Biological Association(UK)
C. Carreras, M. Pascual, L. Cardona, A. Aguilar, A. Marco, J.J. Bellido, J.J. Castillo, J. Tomás, J.A. Raga, M. Sanfélix, G. Fernández, D. Margaritoulis, A.F. Rees, O. Turkozan, Y. Levy, A. Gasith, M. (In Press). Microsatellite DNA reveal genetic isolation of the Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtles (<em>Caretta caretta</em>). Biological Conservation
Camiñas, J.A. Cardona, L. Parga, M.L. (In Press). Tagging reveals limited exchange of immature loggerhead sea turtles (<em>Caretta caretta</em>) between regions in the western Mediterranean. Scientia Marina
Tur, A.F. Rees, J. Tomás (2007). Emergence pattern of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchlings from Kyparissia Bay, Greece. Marine Biology, 151:1743-1749
Raga, J.A. (2007). Occurrence of Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Mediterranean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Biodiversity Records
de, J. Segura, S.N. Tomás, E.A. (2006).  Abundance and distribution of the endangered loggerhead turtle in Spanish Mediterranean waters and its conservational implications. Animal Conservation, 9: 199-206
Lazar, B. Pont, S. Tomás, J. (2006). Sex ratios of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 324: 281-285
Formia, A. Fernández, M. Raga, J.A. (2003). Occurrence and genetic analysis of a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempi) in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina, 67(3): 367-369
de, J. Segura, S.N. Tomás, E.A. (2003). Preliminary patterns of distribution and abundance of loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, around Columbretes Island marine Reserve, Spanish Mediterranean. Marine Biology, 143: 817-823
Guitart, R. Mateo, R. Raga, J.A. (2002). Marine debris ingestion in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from the western Mediterranean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 44, 211-216.
Mons, J.L. Martín, J.J. Bellido, J.J. (2002). Study of the first reported nest of loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta. in the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 82: 1005-1007
Mons, J.L. Martín, J.J. Bellido, J.J. (2002). Study of the first reported nest of loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, in the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. Journal of Marine Biological Association(UK), 82, 1005-1007.
Aznar, F.J. Raga, J.A. (2001). Feeding ecology of the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in the western Mediterranean. Journal of Zoology (London), 255, 525-532.
Fretey, J. Raga, J.A. Castroviejo, J. (2001). Tortues marines de la façade atlantique de l'Afrique. Genre Lepidochelys. 1. Quelques données concernant la présence de L. olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) dans l'île de Bioko (Guinée Équatoriale). Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France, 98, 31-42.

Publications by year


In Press

J. Tomás, Gazo M, Álvarez C, Gozalbes P, Perdiguero D, Raga JA, Alegre F. (In Press). Is the Spanish coast within the regular nesting range of the Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtle (<em>Caretta caretta</em>)?. Journal of Marine Biological Association(UK)
C. Carreras, M. Pascual, L. Cardona, A. Aguilar, A. Marco, J.J. Bellido, J.J. Castillo, J. Tomás, J.A. Raga, M. Sanfélix, G. Fernández, D. Margaritoulis, A.F. Rees, O. Turkozan, Y. Levy, A. Gasith, M. (In Press). Microsatellite DNA reveal genetic isolation of the Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtles (<em>Caretta caretta</em>). Biological Conservation
Camiñas, J.A. Cardona, L. Parga, M.L. (In Press). Tagging reveals limited exchange of immature loggerhead sea turtles (<em>Caretta caretta</em>) between regions in the western Mediterranean. Scientia Marina

2007

Tur, A.F. Rees, J. Tomás (2007). Emergence pattern of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchlings from Kyparissia Bay, Greece. Marine Biology, 151:1743-1749
Raga, J.A. (2007). Occurrence of Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Mediterranean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Biodiversity Records

2006

de, J. Segura, S.N. Tomás, E.A. (2006).  Abundance and distribution of the endangered loggerhead turtle in Spanish Mediterranean waters and its conservational implications. Animal Conservation, 9: 199-206
Lazar, B. Pont, S. Tomás, J. (2006). Sex ratios of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 324: 281-285

2003

Formia, A. Fernández, M. Raga, J.A. (2003). Occurrence and genetic analysis of a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempi) in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina, 67(3): 367-369
de, J. Segura, S.N. Tomás, E.A. (2003). Preliminary patterns of distribution and abundance of loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, around Columbretes Island marine Reserve, Spanish Mediterranean. Marine Biology, 143: 817-823

2002

Guitart, R. Mateo, R. Raga, J.A. (2002). Marine debris ingestion in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from the western Mediterranean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 44, 211-216.
Mons, J.L. Martín, J.J. Bellido, J.J. (2002). Study of the first reported nest of loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta. in the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 82: 1005-1007
Mons, J.L. Martín, J.J. Bellido, J.J. (2002). Study of the first reported nest of loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, in the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. Journal of Marine Biological Association(UK), 82, 1005-1007.

2001

Aznar, F.J. Raga, J.A. (2001). Feeding ecology of the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in the western Mediterranean. Journal of Zoology (London), 255, 525-532.
Fretey, J. Raga, J.A. Castroviejo, J. (2001). Tortues marines de la façade atlantique de l'Afrique. Genre Lepidochelys. 1. Quelques données concernant la présence de L. olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) dans l'île de Bioko (Guinée Équatoriale). Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France, 98, 31-42.

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