Marine Ecologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Dr. Matthew B. Ogburn is a marine ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, where he focuses on the conservation and management of marine fish and invertebrates. His research explores animal movement/migration and drivers of population dynamics, as well as interactions with human activities including fisheries, habitat restoration, and infrastructure development. Study species range from the Chesapeake Bay icon the blue crab to coastal migratory bull sharks and cownose rays. His habitat restoration work evaluates responses of anadromous river herring to dam removal and ecosystem services of restored oyster reefs. Matt is also Co-Founder of the Movement of Life Initiative and Co-Principal Investigator of the Chesapeake Bay site of the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) and the Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network.