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

Mannocci, L, Roberts, JJ, Miller, DL, and Halpin, PN. "Extrapolating cetacean densities to quantitatively assess human impacts on populations in the high seas." Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology 31, no. 3 (June 2017): 601-614.
Sutton, TT, Clark, MR, Dunn, DC, Halpin, PN, Rogers, AD, Guinotte, J, Bograd, SJ, Angel, MV, Perez, JAA, Wishner, K, Haedrich, RL, Lindsay, DJ, Drazen, JC, Vereshchaka, A, Piatkowski, U, Morato, T, Błachowiak-Samołyk, K, Robison, BH, Gjerde, KM, Pierrot-Bults, A, Bernal, P, Reygondeau, G, and Heino, M. "A global biogeographic classification of the mesopelagic zone (Accepted)." Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers (April 18, 2017).
Seymour, AC, Dale, J, Hammill, M, Halpin, PN, and Johnston, DW. "Automated detection and enumeration of marine wildlife using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and thermal imagery." Scientific Reports 7 (March 24, 2017): 45127-.
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-.
Wingfield, JE, O'Brien, M, Lyubchich, V, Roberts, JJ, Halpin, PN, Rice, AN, and Bailey, H. "Year-round spatiotemporal distribution of harbour porpoises within and around the Maryland wind energy area." PloS one 12, no. 5 (January 2017): e0176653-.

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)