Research Interests:Manjula Tiwari Ph.D. is a Research Scientist with NOAA's Marine Turtle Ecology and Assessment Program. Her very first sea turtle project, in 1991, was a survey of the remote beaches of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. In 1994, she joined the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at the University of Florida, where she earned a Master's Degree for her loggerhead research in Florida, Brazil and Greece, and a Ph.D. looking at density-dependent processes and green turtle hatchling production at Tortuguero, Costa Rica. With interests focused on sea turtle ecology and conservation, she collaborates with sea turtle projects around the world. Her primary projects and research address a wide variety of issues ranging from nesting beach ecology to the impact of fisheries on sea turtle populations in Atlantic Africa, the Middle-East, and the western Pacific.