GEOGRAPHY & GEOLOGY
Links to publications pertinent to Turneffe are listed below.
Surrounded on all sides by deep ocean, Turneffe Atoll is relatively isolated intact marine ecosystem. Many coastal marine habitats are well represented at Turneffe including the following terrestrial habitats identified by Meerman, 2004; Caribbean mangrove forest (basin mangrove, coastal fringe mangrove, and mixed mangrove scrub), littoral forest and herbaceous beach vegetation.
Stoddart, D.R. 1962. Three Caribbean
atolls: Turneffe Islands, Lighthouse Reef, and Glovers Reef, British Honduras.
Atoll Res. Bull. 87:1-151.
"Belize Coastal Threats Atlas”, A collaborative
data product coordinated by the World
Resources Institute, Draft May 2005
Meerman, J.C., Belize Forest Department, "Compilation
of Information on Biodiversity in Belize”, November 30, 2005.
Meerman, J. C. 2005. Belize Ecosystems
Map: Source Metadata Diagram
Larry; "Belize Fisheries Sector”, October 2008
Cooper, E., L. Burke and N. Bood. 2008.
"Coastal Capital: Economic Contribution of Coral Reefs and Mangroves to
Belize”. Washington DC: World Resources Institute.
Young C. A., and Horwich R, "History of
Protected Area Designation, Co-management and Community Participation in
D. Jacobs and A. Castaneda; various authors; National Biodiversity Committee
Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment Belmopan, Belize, Central
America; "Belize National Biodiversity
Strategy”, September, 1998.
J., Wilson, J. Roger Wilson; "Belize National Protected Areas System Plan”,
November 30, 2005
Deehr RA, Barry DB, Chagaris
DD, Luczkovich JJ. Using SCUBA and Snorkeling Methods to Obtain Model
Parameters for an Ecopath Network Model for Calabash Caye, Belize, Central
Harborne A. Fish and coral
species list compiled by Coral Cay Conservation: Belize 1990-1998. 2000.