What we do

Spatial Ecology

Where does biodiversity exist in the ocean?

To answer this question, Duke scientists, lead the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL), have endeavored to provide fellow scientists and policy makers with the spatial data and tools to better inform research and decisions about the biodiversity of the world's oceans.


How do we attain sustainability in the deep-ocean?


For four decades, Duke scientists, lead by Dr. Cindy Van Dover and her lab were among the global leaders in the exploration of the deep sea and the ecology of deep-sea ecosystems.

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