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.Gopher Tortoise Resources

Resources to learn more about the protected gopher tortoises that call the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus home

Gopher Tortoise Week - Event April 10-13, 2023

2023 Gopher Tortoise Week flyer

Join us for a photo journey through the gopher tortoise habitat! Learn more about this keystone species and its natural Florida habitat with Dr. Banner and her undergraduate student researchers (the "Tortoise Team") who support the conservation efforts. View student research posters and see the tools used in the Tortoise Team's research, while uncovering more details about these essential, but often overlooked, residents of our campus.

Gopher Tortoise Facts

Gopher Tortoise and Florida Nature Research from USF Libraries

Many USF researchers have explored topics related to gopher tortoises and their unique role as a keystone species in Florida. Visit our Digital Commons and Special Collections to explore more of their work.