Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab


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

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   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

Guillermo Ortuño Crespo

A 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 …

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Laura Mannocci

Post-doctoral Associate Laura joined the Duke Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab as a Post-doctoral Associate in 2014. Her research projects at MGEL include: Extrapolating cetacean densities to enhance their conservation in data poor areas (paper published in Conservation Biology and modeling results freely accessible via the OBIS-SEAMAP website) Investigating temporal resolutions in species distribution models of …

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