Andrew J. Read

Andrew J. Read

Stephen A. Toth Professor of Marine Biology

MSC Division Chair | Director, Duke Marine Lab

Dr. Read's research interests are in the conservation biology of long-lived marine vertebrates, particularly marine mammals, seabirds and sea turtles. Much of his current research documents the effects of human activities on populations of these species and attempts to find solutions to such conflicts. This work involves field work, experimentation and modeling. He is particularly interested in the development and application of new conservation tools.

In The News


Forney, KA, Southall, BL, Slooten, E, Dawson, S, Read, AJ, Baird, RW, and Brownell, RL. "Nowhere to go: noise impact assessments for marine mammal populations with high site fidelity." Endangered Species Research 32 (May 8, 2017): 391-413.
Quick, NJ, Isojunno, S, Sadykova, D, Bowers, M, Nowacek, DP, and Read, AJ. "Hidden Markov models reveal complexity in the diving behaviour of short-finned pilot whales." Scientific Reports 7 (March 31, 2017): 45765-.
McDonald, SL, Lewison, RL, Roady, SE, Kramer, RA, Rigling-Gallagher, D, and Read, AJ. "Comparing stakeholder perceptions with empirical outcomes from negotiated rulemaking policies: Is participant satisfaction a proxy for policy success?." Marine Policy 73 (November 2016): 224-230.
Stanistreet, JE, Nowacek, DP, Read, AJ, Baumann-Pickering, S, Moors-Murphy, HB, and Van Parijs, SM. "Effects of duty-cycled passive acoustic recordings on detecting the presence of beaked whales in the northwest Atlantic." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140, no. 1 (July 2016): EL31-.
Friedlaender, AS, Johnston, DW, Tyson, RB, Kaltenberg, A, Goldbogen, JA, Stimpert, AK, Curtice, C, Hazen, EL, Halpin, PN, Read, AJ, and Nowacek, DP. "Multiple-stage decisions in a marine central-place forager." Royal Society open science 3, no. 5 (May 11, 2016): 160043-.


BIOLOGY 376A: Marine Mammals (BIOLOGY 376A: Marine Mammals)
BIOLOGY 293A: Research Independent Study (BIOLOGY 293A: Research Independent Study)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 776LA: Marine Mammals (ENVIRON 776LA: Marine Mammals)
ENVIRON 376LA: Marine Mammals (ENVIRON 376LA: Marine Mammals)

Contact Information

135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516


Ph.D., University of Guelph (Canada) (1990)
M.S., University of Guelph (Canada) (1983)
B.S., University of Guelph (Canada) (1980)