Skip to main content
Loading content
Dr Liliana Poggio Colman

Dr Liliana Poggio Colman

Postdoctoral fellow

 The Farmhouse Ground floor

 

The Farmhouse, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

I am a marine ecologist and my research focuses on several aspects of marine turtle ecology, including both in-water research and work conducted on nesting beaches. My current research involves studying the ecology of leatherback sea turtles in Brazil, through the use of diverse techniques such as PIT tagging, stable isotopes, temperature and sex ratios and population dynamics.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Marine turtles
  • Marine conservation
  • Population dynamics
  • Spatial ecology
  • Mark and recapture studies

Qualifications

2019 PhD in Biological Sciences, University of Exeter, UK

2013 MSc Biodiversity & Conservation, University of Exeter, UK

2010 Bachelor in Biology, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 

 

Career

2019 - current: Post-Doctoral Researcher University of Exeter & Projeto TAMAR (Brazilian Sea Turtle Conservation Programme) Brazil

2015 Consultant Auiká Brazil

2013 - 2014 Field Biologist at Projeto TAMAR, Brazil

2010 - 2012 Field Biologist at Projeto TAMAR, Brazil

2006 - 2007 Federal University of Bahia, Brazil (Junior Researcher PIBIC/CNPq)

 

Research

Research interests

Research projects

Project Title: Ecology and conservation of the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) population in Brazil.

Supervisors: Professor Brendan Godley and Dr Annette Broderick

Funding Bodies: US Fish and Wildlife Service and British Chelonia Group, in collaboration with Projeto TAMAR (The Brazilian Sea Turtle Conservation Programme) in Brazil

Project Description:
The leatherback sea turtle population in Brazil is considered critically endangered, mainly due to their restricted distribution and small population size, which makes them highly vulnerable to threats such as incidental capture in fisheries, habitat destruction/alteration and climate change. The broad objective of this project is to utilise a range of techniques, including PIT tagging, stable isotopes, the thermal profile of nesting beaches and nest counts to obtain a more complete knowledge of the spatial ecology, habitat use, population trends and threats to the leatherback turtles nesting in Brazil, hopefully contributing to achieve their effective conservation.

Publications:

Colman LP, Lara PH, Bennie J, Broderick AC, Freitas JR, Marcondes A, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2020) Assessing coastal artificial light and potential exposure os wildlife at a national scale: the case of marine turtles in Brazil. Biodiversity and Conservation https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-019-01928-z

Bellini C, Santos AJB, Patrício AR, Bortolon LFW, Godley BJ, Marcovaldi MA, Tilley D, Colman LP (2019) Distribution and growth rates of immature hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. Endangered Species Research, 40:41-52 https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00979 

Colman LP, Thomé JCA, Almeida AP, Baptistotte C, Barata PCR, Broderick AC, Ribeiro FA, Vila-Verde L, Godley BJ (2019) Thirty years of leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea nesting in Espírito Santo, Brazil, 1988-2017: reproductive biology and conservation. Endangered Species Research, 39:147-158 https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00961

Colman L.P., Patrício A.R.C., McGowan A., Santos A.J., Marcovaldi M.Â., Bellini C., & Godley B.J. (2015). Long-term growth and survival dynamics of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) at an isolated tropical archipelago in Brazil. Marine Biology, 1-12.

Colman, L.P., Sampaio, C.L.S., Weber M.I. & Castilhos, J.C. (2014). Diet of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea, in the Waters of Sergipe, Brazil. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 13(2):266-271
.

Colman, L. P., Carneiro K. & Salies E.C. (2012). Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea turtle) Diet. Herpetological Review, v. 43, p. 637-638.

Research grants

  • 2017 Rufford Foundation
    Ecology and conservation of leatherback sea turtles in Brazil
  • 2017 British Chelonia Group
    Ecology and conservation of leatherback sea turtles in Brazil
  • 2015 Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological
    PhD studentship

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Colman LP, Lara PH, Bennie J, Broderick AC, de Freitas JR, Marcondes A, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2020). Assessing coastal artificial light and potential exposure of wildlife at a national scale: the case of marine turtles in Brazil. Biodiversity and Conservation, 29(4), 1135-1152. Full text.
Bellini C, Santos AJB, Patrício AR, Bortolon LFW, Godley BJ, Marcovaldi MA, Tilley D, Colman LP (2019). Distribution and growth rates of immature hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. Endangered Species Research, 40, 41-52. Full text.
Colman LP, Thomé JCA, Almeida ADP, Baptistotte C, Paulo PC, Broderick AC, Ribeiro FA, Vila-Verde L, Godley BJ (2019). Thirty years of leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea nesting in Espírito Santo, Brazil, 1988-2017: Reproductive biology and conservation. Endangered Species Research, 39, 147-158. Abstract.  Full text.
Sampaio CLS, Loiola M, Colman LP, Medeiros DV, Quimbayo JP, Miranda RJ, Reis-Filho JA, Nunes JDACC (2017). Cryptobenthic fish as clients of french angelfish Pomacanthus paru (Pomacanthidae) during cleaning behaviour. Marine Biodiversity Records, 10(1).
Vargas SM, Lins LSF, Molfetti É, Ho SYW, Monteiro D, Barreto J, Colman L, Vila-Verde L, Baptistotte C, Thomé JCA, et al (2017). Revisiting the genetic diversity and population structure of the critically endangered leatherback turtles in the South-west Atlantic Ocean: insights for species conservation. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 99(1), 31-41. Abstract.
Colman LP, Sampaio CLS, Weber MI, De Castilhos JC (2014). Diet of Olive ridley sea turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea, in the waters of Sergipe, Brazil. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 13(2), 266-271. Abstract.
Colman LP, Patrício ARC, McGowan A, Santos AJB, Marcovaldi MÂ, Bellini C, Godley BJ (2014). Long-term growth and survival dynamics of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) at an isolated tropical archipelago in Brazil. Marine Biology

Publications by year


2020

Colman LP, Lara PH, Bennie J, Broderick AC, de Freitas JR, Marcondes A, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2020). Assessing coastal artificial light and potential exposure of wildlife at a national scale: the case of marine turtles in Brazil. Biodiversity and Conservation, 29(4), 1135-1152. Full text.

2019

Bellini C, Santos AJB, Patrício AR, Bortolon LFW, Godley BJ, Marcovaldi MA, Tilley D, Colman LP (2019). Distribution and growth rates of immature hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. Endangered Species Research, 40, 41-52. Full text.
Colman LP, Thomé JCA, Almeida ADP, Baptistotte C, Paulo PC, Broderick AC, Ribeiro FA, Vila-Verde L, Godley BJ (2019). Thirty years of leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea nesting in Espírito Santo, Brazil, 1988-2017: Reproductive biology and conservation. Endangered Species Research, 39, 147-158. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Poggio Colman L (2018). Ecology and conservation of the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting in Brazil.  Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Sampaio CLS, Loiola M, Colman LP, Medeiros DV, Quimbayo JP, Miranda RJ, Reis-Filho JA, Nunes JDACC (2017). Cryptobenthic fish as clients of french angelfish Pomacanthus paru (Pomacanthidae) during cleaning behaviour. Marine Biodiversity Records, 10(1).
Vargas SM, Lins LSF, Molfetti É, Ho SYW, Monteiro D, Barreto J, Colman L, Vila-Verde L, Baptistotte C, Thomé JCA, et al (2017). Revisiting the genetic diversity and population structure of the critically endangered leatherback turtles in the South-west Atlantic Ocean: insights for species conservation. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 99(1), 31-41. Abstract.

2014

Colman LP, Sampaio CLS, Weber MI, De Castilhos JC (2014). Diet of Olive ridley sea turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea, in the waters of Sergipe, Brazil. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 13(2), 266-271. Abstract.
Colman LP, Patrício ARC, McGowan A, Santos AJB, Marcovaldi MÂ, Bellini C, Godley BJ (2014). Long-term growth and survival dynamics of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) at an isolated tropical archipelago in Brazil. Marine Biology

Liliana_Poggio_Colman Details from cache as at 2020-09-25 02:43:58

Refresh publications

Teaching

Supervision / Group

Back | Edit Profile