Jonathan Choi

Jonathan Choi

I joined Duke in 2017 to pursue both a Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation through the Nicholas School and a J.D. at Duke Law School. Most broadly, I am interested in the intersection between ecological science and law. In my work with Pat Halpin in the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, I am interested in the intersection between marine spatial planning, ecosystem based management, areas beyond national jurisdiction, and both domestic and international environmental law. 

Before coming to Duke, I was the Environmental Health High Meadows Fellow at Environmental Defense Fund in DC. I graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. 


Messier, Kyle P., Sarah E. Chambliss, Shahzad Gani, Ramon Alvarez, Michael Brauer, Jonathan J. Choi, Steven P. Hamburg, et al. “Mapping Air Pollution with Google Street View Cars: Efficient Approaches with Mobile Monitoring and Land Use Regression..” Environmental Science & Technology 52, no. 21 (November 2018): 12563–72.
Estes, Lyndon, Paul R. Elsen, Timothy Treuer, Labeeb Ahmed, Kelly Caylor, Jason Chang, Jonathan J. Choi, and Erle C. Ellis. “The spatial and temporal domains of modern ecology..” Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, no. 5 (May 2018): 819–26.
Treuer, T. L. H., J. J. Choi, D. H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, D. Peréz-Aviles, A. P. Dobson, J. S. Powers, L. C. Shanks, L. K. Werden, and D. S. Wilcove. “Low-cost agricultural waste accelerates tropical forest regeneration.” Restoration Ecology 26, no. 2 (March 1, 2018): 275–83.
Choi, Jonathan J., Timothy L. H. Treuer, Leland K. Werden, and David S. Wilcove. “Organic Wastes and Tropical Forest Restoration.” Tropical Conservation Science 11 (January 2018): 194008291878315–194008291878315.
Estes, L. D., D. McRitchie, J. Choi, S. Debats, T. Evans, W. Guthe, D. Luo, G. Ragazzo, R. Zempleni, and K. K. Caylor. “A platform for crowdsourcing the creation of representative, accurate landcover maps.” Environmental Modelling and Software 80 (June 1, 2016): 41–53.

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