Andre Boustany is a research scientist at Duke University where he studies pelagic fish and fisheries, looking at ways to reduce bycatch and improve fishing efficiency. Andre is a member of the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, headed by Dr. Patrick Halpin, within the Marine Science and Conservation Division of the Nicholas School of the Environment. Andre's work focuses on searching for solutions to marine conservation and fisheries issues using applied geospatial statistics. He also uses electronic tagging technologies and genetics to study migration patterns, habitat utilization and population structure of tunas billfish and sharks. In addition to his research, Andre also teaches classes in marine conservation and fisheries ecology and serves as a member of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel, the US ICCAT Advisory Committee, and the IATTC Scientific Advisory Subcommittee, advising NOAA on domestic and international management of pelagic fishes in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
School DivisionMarine Science & Conservation
- Tracking telemetry: mapping mobile species to know marine nature, control resources and claim ocean space awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
- Implementation of spatio-temporal analysis tools to reduce catch of bluefin tuna in the US Atlantic longline fishery awarded by National Marine Fisheries Service