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B.S. Biology, Duke University, 2001

M.S. Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, 2004

Ph.D. Environment, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 2008

Research Interests

Conservation science. Estuarine and marine ecology. Restoration ecology. Sustainable fisheries. Population and community ecology. Animal behavior and physiology. Movement ecology. Larval dispersal and recruitment. Migratory life history strategies. Ecosystem-based fisheries management. Long-term studies. Global change.

Blog: Blue Crab Blog: All things blue crabs, Chesapeake Bay, and marine conservation


  • Glaspie, Cassandra N., Seitz, Rochelle D., Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Dungan, Christopher F. and Hines, Anson H. (2018). Impacts of habitat, predators, recruitment, and disease on soft-shell clams Mya arenaria and stout razor clams Tagelus plebeius in Chesapeake Bay . Marine Ecology Progress Series, 603 , 117-133.
  • Zhang, Junlong, Yurchenko, Olga V., Lutaenko, Konstantin A., Kalachev, Alexander V., Nekhaev, Ivan O., Aguilar, Robert, Zhan, Zifeng and Ogburn, Matthew Bryan. (2018). A tale of two soft-shell clams: an integrative taxonomic analysis confirms Mya japonica as a valid species distinct from Mya arenaria (Bivalvia: Myidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 20 , 1-18.
  • Plough, Louis, V., Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Fitzgerald, Catherine L., Geranio, Rose, Marafino, Gabriella A. and Richie, Kimberly D. (2018). Environmental DNA analysis of river herring in Chesapeake Bay: A powerful tool for monitoring threatened keystone species. Plos One, 13 (11)
  • Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Bangley, Charles W., Aguilar, Robert, Fisher, Robert A., Curran, Mary Carla, Webb, Sarah Fae and Hines, Anson H. (2018). Migratory connectivity and philopatry of cownose rays Rhinoptera bonasus along the Atlantic coast, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 602 , 197-211.
  • Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Harrison, Autumn-Lynn, Whoriskey, Frederick G., Cooke, Steven J., Flemming, Mills, E, Joanna and Torres, Leigh G. (2017). Addressing Challenges in the Application of Animal Movement Ecology to Aquatic Conservation and Management. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4
  • Staaterman, Erica R., Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Altieri, Andrew H., Brandl, Simon J., Whippo, Ross, Seemann, Janina, Goodison, Michael R. and Duffy, James Emmett. (2017). Bioacoustic measurements complement visual biodiversity surveys: preliminary evidence from four shallow marine habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 575 , 207-215.
  • Ogburn, Matthew B., Spires, Jason, Aguilar, R., Goodison, M. R., Heggie, Keira, Kinnebrew, Eva, McBurney, W., Richie, K. D., Roberts, P. M. and Hines, A. H. (2017). Assessment of River Herring Spawning Runs in a Chesapeake Bay Coastal Plain Stream using Imaging Sonar . Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. (146) , 22-35.
  • Aguilar, Robert, Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Driskell, Amy C., Weigt, Lee A., Groves, Mary C. and Hines, Anson H. (2017). Gutsy genetics: identification of digested piscine prey items in the stomach contents of sympatric native and introduced warmwater catfishes via DNA barcoding. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100 (4) , 235-336.
  • Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Spires, Jason, Aguilar, Robert, Goodison, Michael R., Heggie, Keira, Kinnebrew, Eva, McBurney, William, Richie, Kimberly D., Roberts, Paige M. and Hines, Anson H. (2017). Assessment of River Herring Spawning Runs in a Chesapeake Bay Coastal Plain Stream using Imaging Sonar. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 146 (1) , 22-35.
  • Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Hasselman, Daniel J., Schultz, Thomas F. and Palkovacs, Eric P. (2017). Genetics and Juvenile Abundance Dynamics show Congruent Patterns of Population Structure for Depleted River Herring Populations in the Upper Chesapeake Bay. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 37 (5) , 1083-1092.
  • Rick, Torben C., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Hofman, Courtney A., Breitburg, Denise L., Lockwood, Rowan, Henkes, Gregory, Kellogg, Lisa, Lowery, Darrin, Luckenbach, Mark W., Mann, Roger, Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Southworth, Melissa, Wah, John, Wesson, James and Hines, Anson H. (2016). Millennial-scale sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay Native American oyster fishery. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113 (23) , 6568-6573.
  • Rick, Torben C., Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Kramer, Margaret, McCanty, Sean T., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Miller, Henry M. and Hines, Anson H. (2015). Archaeology, taphonomy, and historical ecology of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) . Journal of Archaeological Science, 55 , 42-54.
  • Ogburn, Matthew Bryan and Habegger, Leigh C. (2015). Reproductive Status of Callinectes sapidus as an Indicator of Spawning Habitat in the South Atlantic Bight, USA. Estuaries and Coasts, , 1-11.
  • Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Roberts, Paige M., Richie, Kimberly D., Johnson, Eric G. and Hines, Anson H. (2014). Temporal and spatial variation in sperm stores in mature female blue crabs Callinectes sapidus and potential effects on brood production in Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 507 , 249-262.
  • Mathies, Noelle H., Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, McFall, G. and Fangman, S. (2014). Environmental interference factors affecting detection range in acoustic telemetry studies using fixed receiver arrays. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 495 , 27-38.