brooke hodge

Brooke Hodge

Associate Scientist
GIS Specialist
Spatial Ecology, Mapping, and Assessment (EcoMap)



M.En., Environmental Sciences, Miami University, 2010
Geographic Information Sciences (GISci) Certificate, Miami University, 2010
B.S., Environmental Policy and Planning, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2008


Brooke Hodge is an associate research scientist/GIS specialist with the Spatial Ecology, Mapping, and Assessment Program (EcoMap). Her research interests focus on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and computer programing to understand the various impacts and risks of human activities on the marine environment and its inhabitants, with a particular focus on the North Atlantic right whale; map marine mammal species distributions and species diversity; analyze ocean use conflicts and ecosystem tradeoffs; and support conservation initiatives. She also leverages her GIS expertise to enhance all programs at the Anderson Cabot Center.

  1. Select Publications

    Hodge, B.C., Pendleton, D.E., Ganley, L.C., O’Brien, O., Kraus, S.D., Quintana-Rizzo, E., Redfern, J.V. (2022). Identifying predictors of species diversity to guide designation of Marine Protected Areas. In Review.

    Redfern, JV., Kryc, K., Weiss, L., Hodge, B.C., O’Brien, O., Kraus, S.K., Quintanta-Rizzo, E., Auster, P.J. (2021). Opening a Marine Monument to Commercial Fishing Compromises Species Protections. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8.

    Auster, P.J., Hodge, B.C., McKee, M.P., & Kraus, S.D. (2020). A scientific Basis for Designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 566.

    Tlusty, M. F., Wikgren, B., Lagueux, K., Kite-Powell, H., Jin, D., Hoagland, P., Kenney, R. D., Kraus, S. D. (2017). Co-Occurrence Mapping of Disparate Data Sets to Assess Potential Aquaculture Sites in the Gulf of Maine. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, DOI: 10.1080/23308249.2017.1343798

    Stone, M., Leiter, S., Kenney, R., Wikgren, B., Thompson, J., Taylor, J., Kraus, S. (2017). Distribution and abundance of cetaceans in a wind energy development area offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Journal of Coastal Conservation 21, 527-543.

    Leiter, S., Stone, K., Thompson, J., Accardo, C., Wikgren, B., Zani, M., Cole, T., Kenney, R., Mayo, C., Kraus, S. (2017). North Atlantic right whale Eubalaena glacialis occurrence in offshore wind energy areas near Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Endangered Species Research 34, 45-59.

    Kraus, S.D., P.J. Auster, J.D. Witman, B. Wikgren, M.P. McKee and R.W. Lamb.  2016 Scientific Assessment of a Proposed Marine National Monument off the Northeast United States.  Science briefing for press and interested parties.  Final version 31 March 2016. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1268.1360

    Rotjan, R., Jamieson, R., Carr, B., Kaufman, L., Manguhhai, S., Obura, D., Pierce, R., Rimon, B., Ris, B., Sandin, S., Shelley, P., Sumaila, U., Taei, S., Tausig, H., Teroroko, T., Thorrold, S., Wikgren, B., Toatu, T., Stone, G. (2014). Establishment, management, and maintenance of the phoenix island protected area. Advances in Marine Biology 69, 289-324.

    Wikgren, B., Kite-Powell, H., Kraus, S. (2014). Modeling the distribution of the North Atlantic right whale Eublaena glacialis off coastal Maine by areal co-kriging. Endangered Species Research 24, 21-31.

    Jin, D., Hoagland, P., Wikgren, B. (2013). An empirical analysis of the economic value of ocean space associated with commercial fishing. Marine Policy 42, 74-84.

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