Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab


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

Daniel Dunn

Research Scientist 135 Duke Marine Lab Road Beaufort, NC 28516 Daniel is an assistant research professor with the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab at Duke University. As an interdisciplinary marine conservation scientist, he strives for an integrative approach bringing together ecology, biogeography, oceanography, conservation, natural resource management and social sciences (particularly with respect to governance). His …

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Connie Y. Kot

Associate in Research 135 Duke Marine Lab Road Beaufort, NC 28516 USA email: twitter: @connieykot Connie has worked on a variety of projects with the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, including the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean initiative (MiCO), State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT), Ocean Biodiversity Information System – Spatial Ecological Analysis of …

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Ben Best

PhD Candidate Ben Best is PhD candidate building predictive distribution models of marine species and developing spatio-temporal frameworks for minimizing exposure risk of endangered animals to industry (e.g. military, shipping, fishing). He has worked on the OBIS-SEAMAP marine animal observation geoportal, Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools,  Census of Marine Life Map & Viz, and species distribution modeling of cetaceans …

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Ben Donnelly

MGEL maintains a sizable technical infrastructure of high performance computational and storage resources to for intensive statistical modeling and predictions. Donnelly is responsible for outlaying, maintaining, and upgrading these resources, including resolving technical issues with hardware, in-house software development and integration with organizations who collaborate with the lab.  As a DevOps and programmer, Donnelly is …

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