Pat Halpin

phalpin@duke.edu
NSOE; MSC

Location 1

Research Location
Arctic Ocean

Research Objective
To create oceanographic indices for biological modeling.

Collaborating Institution
Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Funding Source/Sponsor
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Students Involved
No

 

Location 2

Research Location
Coral Triangle

Research Objective
To create visual representations of larval connectivity and dispersal, hosted by the Coral Triangle Atlas.

Collaborating Institution
University of Melbourne, Australia; World Wildlife Fund; Coral Triangle Atlas

Funding Source/Sponsor
World Wildlife Fund

Students Involved
No.

 

Location 3

Research Location
Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean

Research Objective
To study movement patterns of  highly migratory leatherback seas turtles on trans-oceanic voyages.  We tested the effect of dynamic environmental covariates from a coupled biophysical oceanographic model on patch choice in diving leatherback turtles, and compared the effects of parameters measured at the surface and at depth. The covariates included distance to future patch, temperature, salinity, meridional current velocity (current in the north–south direction), zonal current velocity (current in the east–west direction), phytoplankton density, diatom density, micro-plankton density, and meso-zooplankton density.

Collaborating Institution
Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling at University of St. Andrews, Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST), Principia College, University of Maryland, University of Maine at Orono

Funding Source/Sponsor
The Lenfest Foundation

Students Involved
No

Location 4

Research Location
Project 1:  Eastern Temperate & Tropical Pacific, Caribbean Sea & Western Tropical Atlantic, North Pacific Ocean, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Arctic Ocean

Projects 2 – 6:  Global Oceans

Research Objective
Project 1:  To provide data development, technical support and to facilitate regional workshops in support of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s regional process to describe Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs).

Project 2:  To provide a spatially referenced online database, aggregating marine mammal, seabird and sea turtle observation data from across the globe. The OBIS-SEAMAP project is a node of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS).

Project 3:  To understand how fish, fisheries and related governance systems and ecosystems may change under future climate scenarios.

Project 4:  To collate existing data on pelagic biodiversity and generate new data and classficiation regimes for pelagic systems to inform rapidly developing intergovernmental marine biodiversity policy decisions (e.g., at the CBD, CMS, RFMOs and UNGA).

Project 5:  To build a mapping and data explorer tool to aggregate studies and valuations of ecosystem services in marine and wetland locations.

Project 6:  To lead the collection and management of sea turtle nesting data, in collaboration with the Marine Species Flagship Program. In addition, MGEL has designed and developed a SWOT online database/mapping interface within the OBIS-SEAMAP data node, built upon the data collected by the SWOT team for the SWOT database.

Collaborating Institution
Project 1:  Convention on Biological Diversity

Project 2:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); US Navy; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM); United States Geologic Survey; UNESCO  Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT); Institutions providing data worldwide

Project 3:  University of British Columbia; Princeton GFDL lab; Stockholm University; Cambridge University

Project 4:  GOBI, NOAA SWFSC, MCI, PML, Malcolm Clark, Telmo Morato

Project 5:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Project 6:  Oceanic Society and the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG); Institutions providing data worldwide

Funding Source/Sponsor
Project 1:  Convention on Biological Diversity

Project 2:  National Oceanographic Partnership Program; National Science Foundation

Project 3:  The Nippon Foundation

Project 4:  The Lenfest Foundation

Project 5:  Nicholas Insutitute; Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (MESP)

Project 6:  Oceanic Society; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Students Involved
Projects 3 & 4:  Daniel Dunn

 

Location 5

Research Location
North Atlantic Ocean

Research Objective
Project 1: To examine catch of fish species in the US Pelagic Longline (PLL) fishery in relation to eddies and other environmental variables.

Project 2: To examine bluefin tuna catch rates in the Pelagic Longline (PLL) fishery in relation to environmental variables to develop improved indices of abundance and reduce bycatch of bluefin.

Collaborating Institution
Project 1: None

Project 2: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

Funding Source/Sponsor
Project 1: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Project 2: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) – Bluefin tuna research program

Students Involved
No

 

Location 6

Research Location
Western Antarctic Peninsula

Research Objective
To investigate cetacean foraging behavior and changes in the behavior of krill between areas where whales are present and foraging, and where whale are absent.

Collaborating Institution
University of California at Santa Cruz, Oregon State University Polar Oceans Research

Funding Source/Sponsor
National Science Foundation

Students Involved
No

 

Website
https://nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/halpin
http://mgel.env.duke.edu/
http://ctatlas.reefbase.org/
http://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=EBSA-ETTP-01
http://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=RWEBSA-WCAR-01
http://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=EBSA-NP-01
http://seamap.env.duke.edu
http://www.nereusprogram.org/
http://marineecosystemservices.org
http://www.seaturtlestatus.org
http://seamap.env.duke.edu/swot

 

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