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


Davis, GE, Baumgartner, MF, Bonnell, JM, Bell, J, Berchok, C, Bort Thornton, J, Brault, S, Buchanan, G, Charif, RA, Cholewiak, D, Clark, CW, Corkeron, P, Delarue, J, Dudzinski, K, Hatch, L, Hildebrand, J, Hodge, L, Klinck, H, Kraus, S, Martin, B, Mellinger, DK, Moors-Murphy, H, Nieukirk, S, Nowacek, DP, Parks, S, Read, AJ, Rice, AN, Risch, D, Širović, A, Soldevilla, M, Stafford, K, Stanistreet, JE, Summers, E, Todd, S, Warde, A, and Van Parijs, SM. "Long-term passive acoustic recordings track the changing distribution of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) from 2004 to 2014." Scientific reports 7, no. 1 (October 18, 2017): 13460-.
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, N, Scott-Hayward, L, Sadykova, D, Nowacek, D, and Read, A. "Effects of a scientific echo sounder on the behavior of short-finned pilot whales ( Globicephala macrorhynchus )." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74, no. 5 (May 2017): 716-726.
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-.
Wilson, K, Littnan, C, Halpin, P, and Read, A. "Integrating multiple technologies to understand the foraging behaviour of Hawaiian monk seals." Royal Society open science 4, no. 3 (March 8, 2017): 160703-.


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)