Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab

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People who belong to or associated with the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab at Duke University.

At Last, a Treaty on the High Seas! Gabby Carmine’s Experience at BBNJ 

MGEL PhD candidate Gabby Carmine recently had the opportunity to attend the resumed fifth Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). Held at the United National Headquarters from February 20th to March 3rd, 2023, this conference was convened to discuss a treaty to govern the high seas. Gabby attended BBNJ to …

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Meet Debbie Brill: Marine Mammal Subcommittee Coordinator for the Regional Wildlife Science Collaborative for Offshore Wind

Debbie Brill is the marine mammal subcommittee coordinator for the Regional Wildlife Science Collaborative for Offshore Wind (RWSC), which works to coordinate and direct efficient research efforts to support environmentally friendly offshore wind energy development in the U.S. Atlantic. She is a relatively new recruit to MGEL, starting work with the lab in 2021. As …

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Tina M. Yack

Research Scientist Dr. Yack has over 20 years of experience studying marine mammal bioacoustics and ecology. She holds a B.Sc. in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami (2000) and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California-Davis (2012). Her research interests center around utilizing innovative techniques and methods to address conservation …

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Jonathan Choi

Jonathan is a J.D.-Ph.D. student at the Duke School of Law and the Duke Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab. Broadly, Jonathan seeks to better understand the intersection of legal and ecological processes, particularly as it relates to species conservation, biogeography, and ecological connectivity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Before joining the lab in the fall of …

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Ellie Heywood

Duke University Marine Lab 135 Duke Marine Lab Road Beaufort, NC 28557 eleanor.heywood@duke.edu   Ellie works primarily on the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) System as the taxa lead for Marine Mammals and Seabirds.  Ellie joined the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab in September 2016 and has experience in marine mammal and seabird field research, geospatial ecology, and …

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Sarah Roberts

  Sarah Roberts is a Ph.D. student at Duke University’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab. She recently obtained her M.E.M degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University. Her PhD research examines the effects of climate, benthic habitat, and cyclical oscillations on the Mid and South Atlantic Bight ecosystems. a328 LSRC Building Research Drive Duke University …

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Robert Schick

Robert Schick Research Scientist a328 LSRC Building Research Drive Duke University Durham NC 27708