The idea behind this project is to manage the invasive green iguana population at Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, in Fajardo Puerto Rico. Furthermore, we are interested in studying this invasive species reproductive ecology. Green iguanas were introduced to Puerto Rico in the 1970's and have since spread around our island. Their high population densities are linked to infrastructural problems (power outages, and undermining roads and sidewalks), ecological problems (potential competition with sea turtles, indirect facilitation of feral cat, and dog populations). The field work will be done from late april - early june 2012. The idea is to excavate green iguana nests. We will measure nest temperature, number of eggs, depth of the clutch, and egg dimensions. A group of 5 - 6 participants would be ideal to gather the necessary data. The goal for this nesting season is 3,000 eggs.
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