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Patrick N. Halpin

Marine Science and Conservation
Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0328
A324 Lev Sci Res Ctr, Durham, NC 27708


Patrick Halpin is a 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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy · 2018 - Present Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment
Professor of Marine and Geospatial Ecology at Duke Kunshan University · 2019 - Present DKU Faculty

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Virginia · 1995 Ph.D.