Guillermo Ortuño Crespo

Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

Guillermo Ortuño Crespo is a 5th year Ph.D. candidate at the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL) and a Nereus Fellow with the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program. His research interests as an interdisciplinary marine geospatial ecologist are in the areas of international fisheries governance, marine migratory species and fisheries bycatch. Through his research, Guillermo attempts to understand the breadth of ecological impacts of fisheries in the open-ocean and uses computer models to inform area-based fisheries management in the high seas. Guillermo has been part of the MGEL delegation attending the PrepCom meetings for a new international legally binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of areas beyond national jurisdiction at the UN and has co-authored policy briefs for several of those meetings.