David Johnston

david.johnston@duke.edu
NSOE; MSC

 

Location 1

Research Location
Antarctica

Research Objective
To conduct a multi-year examination of relationships amongst krill and ocean predators in Western Antarctic Peninsula.  Specifically, to conduct assessments of the density and distribution of predators in relation to the local physical and biological oceanography, using sightings generated through vessel-based surveys.

Collaborating Institution
Columbia University, Rutgers University, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Funding Source/Sponsor
National Science Foundation

Students Involved
None

 

Location 2

Research Location
North Atlantic

Research Objective
To test the deployment of cell-phone tags on gray seals.  To collect data essential to any study of the ecological role of seals in the gulf of Maine.  To provide information relevant to the study of operational interactions (by catch, depredation) between seals and fisheries in the local region.

Collaborating Institution
International Fund for Animal Welfare

Funding Source/Sponsor
International Fund of Animal Welfare

Students Involved
TJ Young, Mattew Bowers

 

Location 3

Research Location
Western Australia

Research Objective
To test the utility of cost-effective social media-driven citizen science technologies in both the urban and remote parts of Western Australia.
To test the utility of freely available smartphone and social media applications as tools for collecting data on the presence of coastal marine species and threats. To empower local people to collect, share , and analyze these data with a growing set of mapping tools being developed by BlueCloud Spatial.

Collaborating Institution
Murdoch University, BlueCloud Spatial, Gaia Resources

Funding Source/Sponsor
LotteryWest, Murdoch University, Ocean Foundation

Students Involved
None

 

Website
https://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/people/faculty/johnston
http://superpod.ml.duke.edu/johnston/

 

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