647 Contees Wharf Rd
Edgewater, Maryland 21037
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Conservation science, Ecosystem-based fisheries management, Estuarine and marine ecology, Movement ecology, Restoration science, Population and community ecology, Animal behavior and physiology, Global change
Dr. Matt Ogburn is a Marine Ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland. His interdisciplinary research focuses on providing the best scientific information available to inform fisheries management and conservation decision-making at scales from local communities to global institutions. He applies field and laboratory experiments, animal tracking technologies, models, long-term observational studies, and historical perspectives to address fisheries issues including sustainability of fished populations, altered food webs and trophic interactions, linkages between habitat and fisheries, invasive species, and climate change. Focal study species include blue crabs, river herring and shad, oysters, sharks and rays, non-native fish, and a variety of other Chesapeake Bay species.
- 2001 B. S., Duke University, Biology
- 2004 M. S., University of Georgia, Marine Sciences
- 2008 Ph. D., Duke University Marine Laboratory, Environment