Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab

Jesse Cleary

Jesse is a geographer with a background in GIS and Remote Sensing and interests in spatial ecology, spatial data science, open-source GIS, and marine spatial planning.  He works on a range of data provisioning, cartography, and applied marine GIS projects across the lab, translating the science work of the lab for use in spatial planning processes.  He also co-teaches “Geospatial Analysis for Coastal and Marine Management” (ENV 765) and has previously taught “GIS and Geospatial Analysis” (ENV 359), an introductory GIS course for Duke undergrads.

Recent Publications
Paolo, F., Kroodsma, D., Raynor, J., Hochberg, T., Davis, P., Cleary, J., Marsaglia, L., Orofino, S., Thomas, C. and Halpin, P. (2024). Satellite mapping reveals extensive industrial activity at sea. – Nature 625: 85–91.
Kot CY, DeLand SE, Harrison A-L, Alberini A, Blondin H, Chory M, Cleary J, Curtice C, Donnelly B, Fujioka E, Palacio AH, Heywood EI, Mason E, Nisthar D, Crespo GO, Poulin S, Whitten M, Woolston C, Dunn DC, Halpin PN (2023). Synthesizing connectivity information from migratory marine species for area-based management. Biological Conservation, 283:110142.
Harrison J, Ferguson MC, New L, Cleary J, Curtice C, DeLand S, Fujioka E, Halpin PN, Tyson Moore RB, Van Parijs SM (2023). Biologically Important Areas II for cetaceans within U.S. and adjacent waters – Updates and the application of a new scoring system. Frontiers in Marine Science 10.
Sykora-Bodie ST, Álvarez-Romero JG, Adams VM, Gurney GG, Cleary J, Pressey RL, Ban NC (2021). Methods for Identifying spatially referenced conservation needs and opportunities. Biological Conservation 260:109138.
Bryan, T., J. Virdin, T. Vegh, C.Y. Kot, J. Cleary, and PN. Halpin (2020). Blue Carbon Conservation in West Africa: A First Assessment of Feasibility. Journal of Coastal Conservation 24 (1): 8.
Dunn DC, Harrison A-L, Curtice C, DeLand S, Donnelly B, Fujioka E, Heywood E, Kot CY, Poulin S, Whitten M, Åkesson S, Alberini A, Appeltans W, Arcos JM, Bailey H, Ballance LT, Block B, Blondin H, Boustany AM, Brenner J, Catry P, Cejudo D, Cleary J, Corkeron P, Costa DP, Coyne M, Crespo GO, Davies TE, Dias MP, Douvere F, Ferretti F, Formia A, Freestone D, Friedlaender AS, Frisch-Nwakanma H, Froján CB, Gjerde KM, Glowka L, Godley BJ, Gonzalez-Solis J, Granadeiro JP, Gunn V, Hashimoto Y, Hawkes LM, Hays GC, Hazin C, Jimenez J, Johnson DE, Luschi P, Maxwell SM, McClellan C, Modest M, Notarbartolo di Sciara G, Palacio AH, Palacios DM, Pauly A, Rayner M, Rees AF, Salazar ER, Secor D, Sequeira AMM, Spalding M, Spina F, Van Parijs S, Wallace B, Varo-Cruz N, Virtue M, Weimerskirch H, Wilson L, Woodward B, Halpin PN (2019). The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286:20191472.
Acton, L., L. Campbell, J. Cleary, N. Gray, P. Halpin (2019). What is the Sargasso Sea? The problem of fixing space in a fluid ocean, Political Geography 68: 86–100.