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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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Criales, Maria M., Thompson, R. Tyler and Browder, Joan A. (2013). Endogenous swimming activity rhythms of postlarvae and juveniles of the penaeid shrimp Farfantepenaeus aztecus, Farfantepenaeus duorarum, and Litopenaeus setiferus. Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, 440 , 149-155.