Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab

Phd Students

Past and current PhD students with Dr. Patrick N. Halpin at 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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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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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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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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