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Summer Office Hours
M-F 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, also available by appointment
GIS Analyst II
Mr. Marbán is a GIS Analyst II working under the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) grant. He is currently enrolled in the University of Maryland’s Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences certificate program. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont in Wildlife Biology and a Master of Science degree in Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science from the University of Maryland. Mr. Marbán’s experience ranges from monitoring Maryland state endangered species in the Chesapeake Bay utilizing video technology to documenting island loss in Maryland and Virginia due to climate change. At Washington College, he has worked on various traffic safety projects.
B.S., Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont, 2013.
M.S., Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science, Concentration in Ecology, 2018.
Publications and Presentations
Diann J Prosser, Tom Collier, Jeffery D Sullivan, Katherine E Dale, Carl R Callahan, Peter C McGowan, Edwin J Gaylord, Julia M Geschke, Lucas Howell, Paul R Marban, & Saba Raman. 2020. Using thermal infrared cameras to detect avian chicks at various distances and vegetative coverages. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management In-Press.
P. R. Marban, J. M. Mullinax, J. P. Resop, & D. J. Prosser. 2019. Assessing beach and island habitat loss in the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva coastal bay region, USA, through processing of Landsat imagery: a case study. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment 16(2019):100265.
P. R. Marban. 2018. Elucidating recruitment stressors for the Maryland state endangered common tern (Sterna hirundo) through use of a minimally invasive surveillance system. (M.S. Thesis).
Wall, J. L.*, P. R. Marban*, D. F. Brinker, J. D. Sullivan, M. Zimnik, P. C. McGowan, C. R. Callahan, & D. J. Prosser. 2018. Development of a video surveillance system to monitor breeding colonies of common terns (Sterna hirundo), a ground-nesting waterbird. JoVE Environment 137.
Prosser, D. J., J. L. Nagel, S. Howlin, P. R. Marban, D. D. Day, & R. M. Erwin. 2017. Effects of local shoreline and subestuary watershed condition on waterbird community integrity: influences of geospatial scale and season in the Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries and Coasts:1-16.
* Authors contributed equally to this work
Prosser, D. J., J. L. Nagel, P. R. Marban, L. Ze, D. D. Day, & R. M. Erwin. 2017. Standardization and application of an index of community integrity for waterbirds in the Chesapeake Bay, USA. Waterbirds 40(3):233-251.
P. R. Marban, D. J. Prosser, & J. Mullinax. (July, 2018). Assessing island loss in the Chesapeake and Delmarva Coastal Bays. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Conservation GIS, Monterey, CA.
P. R. Marban, D. J. Prosser, J. Mullinax, & D. Brinker. (March, 2017). Assessing island breeding habitat in the Chesapeake Bay and coastal bays of Maryland from 1991 to 2011 for the Maryland state endangered common tern (Sterna hirundo). Paper presented at the meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society, Fort Myers, FL.
P. R. Marban, D. J. Prosser, & J. Mullinax. (October, 2016). Utilization of a minimally invasive surveillance system to monitor a Maryland state endangered species, the common tern (Sterna hirundo): a pilot study. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Waterbirds Society, New Bern, NC.
P. R. Marban, D. J. Prosser, & J. Mullinax. (August, 2016). Initial testing of a minimally invasive surveillance system used to monitor a Maryland state endangered species, the common tern (Sterna hirundo). Poster session presented at the meeting of the North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, D.C.
Areas of Interest
GIS Mapping, Spatial Analysis, and Research
Ecological, Biological, and Environmental Applications
Traffic Safety Analysis
Society for Conservation GIS, Member (2018 – present)
Ornithological Societies of North America, Member (2016 – 2019)
Waterbirds Society, Member (2016 – 2019)
Wilson Ornithological Society, Member (2016 – 2019)