Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab

Research Associates

Past and current research associates working with the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab at Duke University.

Jason Roberts

Originally a software engineer with a passion for scuba diving and other marine hobbies, Jason left Microsoft in 2003 to pursue a full time career in marine research and conservation. At the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, he splits his time between writing software tools and conducting scientific research. He is interested in facilitating progress in …

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Jesse Cleary

Jesse is a geographer with a background in GIS and Remote Sensing and interests in spatial ecology, spatial data science, open-source GIS, and marine spatial planning.  He works on a range of data provisioning, cartography, and applied marine GIS projects across the lab, translating the science work of the lab for use in spatial planning …

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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 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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