Director of the Geospatial Ecology Program
Patrick N. Halpin
Associate Professor of Marine Geospatial Ecology
Marine Science & Conservation
Environmental Sciences & Policy
Patrick Halpin is an Associate Professor of Marine Geospatial Ecology and Director of the Geospatial Analysis Program at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Marine Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia in 1995.
Prof. Halpin’s research focuses on marine geospatial analysis, ecological applications of geographic information systems and remote sensing; and marine conservation and ecosystem-based management. He leads the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL) at Duke University and sits on a number of international scientific and conservation program steering committees.
Daniel is a research professor with University of Queensland with a continued affiliation with MGEL. As an interdisciplinary marine conservation scientist, he strives for an integrative approach bringing together ecology, biogeography, oceanography, conservation, natural resource management and social sciences. Read More
Corrie’s project work includes examining issues surrounding the financing of conservation software tool development; a spatial analysis of birds, bats, marine mammals and turtles in conjunction with UNC Chapel Hill as part of a feasibility study for locating wind turbines off the coast of North Carolina; and spatial analysis and modeling of marine animal habitat use, including Hawaiian monk seals and leatherback sea turtles. Read More
Jason splits his his time between writing software tools and conducting scientific research. He is interested in facilitating progress in marine ecology and conservation by developing, applying, and helping others apply advanced software tools, statistical methods, and modeling approaches. Read More
Connie works on a variety of projects with MGEL, including the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean initiative (MiCO), State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT), Ocean Biogeographic Information System – Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations (OBIS-SEAMAP), and the Global Bycatch Assessment Project (Project GloBAL).
Betta is a Ph.D. student at Duke University’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab.
- Ben Best – PhD
- Guillermo Ortuño Crespo – PhD
- Maria De Oca – PhD
- Ellie Heywood – Research Associate
- Erin LaBrecque – PhD
- Laura Mannocci – Postdoctoral Researcher
- Jerry Moxley – PhD
- Sarah Poulin – Research Associate
- Shay Viehman – PhD
- Brian Wong – Research Associate
- Eric Treml – PhD