My research primarily focuses on the conservation and management of marine turtle populations through the use of conservation genetics. My aim is to assess and characterize marine turtle population structure by the use of nuclear DNA markers. This knowledge can help us better understand the population dynamics of marine turtles and their interactions with fisheries.
Current research projects include:
• Determination of leatherback turtle stock structure using microsatellite DNA markers
• Mixed stock analysis and stock assignment of foraging leatherbacks and bycatch
• Development and use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in marine turtle genetic studies.
- B.A., Biology, The College of Saint Rose, 1998
- M.S., Marine Science, University of San Diego, 2010
- Roden, S. E., P. H. Dutton, and P. A. Morin. 2009. AFLP fragment isolation technique as a method to produce random sequences for single nucleotide polymorphism discovery in the green turtle, Chelonia mydas. Journal of Heredity 100:390-3.
- Roden, S. E., P. H. Dutton, and P. A. Morin. 2009. Characterization of single nucleotide polymorphism markers for the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1055-1060.
- Rivalan, P., P. H. Dutton, E. Baudry, S. E. Roden, and M. Girondot. 2006. Demographic scenario inferred from genetic data in leatherback turtles nesting in French Guiana and Suriname. Biological Conservation 130:1-9.