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
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.
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-.
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.
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)
area(s) of expertiseConservation Ecology Geospatial Technologies Global Change Ecology Marine Science Advisor: MSC Doctoral Program
A324 Lev Sci Res Ctr
Durham, NC 27708
Durham, NC 27708-0328
Ph.D., University of Virginia (1995)