Seth Sykora-Bodie

Seth Sykora-Bodie

Seth is a marine conservation ecologist, geographer, and political scientist primarily interested in conservation planning, spatial ecology, and international environmental governance. He is currently working on a doctorate in Marine Science & Conservation with Dr. Lisa Campbell and Dr. Andy Read, where his research focuses on the design and negotiation of marine protected areas in the Antarctic.​

Before beginning at Duke University, he worked in NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Protected Resources (OPR), where he initially started as a 2014 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow as the special assistant to the Director of OPR before staying on and moving to the Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division. He also worked as a fellow at the U.S. Department of the Interior, a consultant at the World Wildlife Fund, and completed Masters of Public Policy (M.P.P.) and Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology (M.Sc.) at the University of Maryland and his undergraduate degree at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in geography, political science and French, with a minor in philosophy.


Sykora-Bodie, ST, Bezy, V, Johnston, DW, Newton, E, and Lohmann, KJ. "Quantifying Nearshore Sea Turtle Densities: Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Population Assessments." Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (December 18, 2017): 17690-null.

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