Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab

Guillermo Ortuño Crespo

guillermoA Ph.D. student at Duke’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab and a Fellow with the UBC-Nippon Foundation Nereus Program, he seeks to better understand the spatiotemporal patterns of distribution of highly mobile species through the use of different spatial modelling approaches. With an interest in commercially exploited pelagic species and the bycatch of non-target species, he is investigating both ecological modelling and management perspectives, bridging the knowledge gap between the distribution of migratory species and the ecological role the play within the range of marine ecosystems, both coastal and open-ocean.
Guillermo obtained a B.A. in Marine Biology from Rollins College and the Duke University Marine Laboratory, and recently completed a M.Sc. degree in Ecosystem-based Management of Marine Systems at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. His background in biophysical science and policy has fueled interests in understanding the policy dimension behind the ecological questions that his research addresses, particularly the international efforts to better conserve biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

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