Patrick N. Halpin

Patrick N. Halpin

Associate Professor of Marine Geospatial Ecology

CEM Program Chair

Patrick Halpin is an Associate Professor of Marine Geospatial Ecology in the Marine Science and Conservation Division of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. Prof. Halpin leads the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab with laboratory facilities located at the main campus of Duke University as well as the Duke University Marine Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia in 1995. Prof. Halpin’s research focuses on marine geospatial analysis, ecological applications of geographic information systems and remote sensing; marine conservation and ecosystem-based management. Prof. Halpin sits on a number of international scientific and conservation program steering committees including the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), the Global Oceans Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI), the Marine Working Group for the Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observing Networks (GEO-BON) and the Google Oceans Advisory Council.

In The News

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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 2017): 160703-160703.
Morato, T, Miller, PI, Dunn, DC, Nicol, SJ, Bowcott, J, and Halpin, PN. "A perspective on the importance of oceanic fronts in promoting aggregation of visitors to seamounts." Fish and Fisheries 17, no. 4 (December 2016): 1227-1233.
Bax, NJ, Cleary, J, Donnelly, B, Dunn, DC, Dunstan, PK, Fuller, M, and Halpin, PN. "Results of efforts by the Convention on Biological Diversity to describe ecologically or biologically significant marine areas." Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology 30, no. 3 (June 2016): 571-581.
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-.
Wedding, LM, Maxwell, SM, Hyrenbach, D, Dunn, DC, Roberts, JJ, Briscoe, D, Hines, E, and Halpin, PN. "Geospatial approaches to support pelagic conservation planning and adaptive management." Endangered Species Research 30 (March 7, 2016): 1-9.

Courses

ENVIRON 559: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis (ENVIRON 559: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 765: Geospatial Analysis for Coastal and Marine Management (ENVIRON 765: Geospatial Analysis for Coastal and Marine Management)
EOS 359: Fundamentals of GIS and Geospatial Analysis (EOS 359: Fundamentals of GIS and Geospatial Analysis)
ENVIRON 359: Fundamentals of GIS and Geospatial Analysis (ENVIRON 359: Fundamentals of GIS and Geospatial Analysis)

Contact Information

A324 Lev Sci Res Ctr
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328

Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia (1995)