Dates: September 2017 – May 2019
Project Title: Probabilistic and spatially-explicit socio-ecological models of hunting
As a NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow, Charlotte Chang (Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, 2017) focused on 1) modeling the allocation of limited resources to conserve species threatened by extraction; 2) developing statistical tools for conservation practitioners in low-governance environments; and 3) the implications of harvesting practices on flora and fauna.
Upon completing her fellowship at NIMBioS,
Dr. Chang accepted a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship and a joint faculty appointment as an assistant professor in the Departments of Biology and Environmental Analysis at Pomona College.
NIMBioS Profile: Q&A with Dr. Chang
NIMBioS Seminar: The social determinants and ecological consequences of indiscriminate hunting in tropical Asia. October 24, 2017
Hunting in the tropics
Publications while at NIMBioS
Participation in Working Groups and Workshops
Chang was the computational lead for a project within the NIMBioS Working Group on Hierarchies in Conservation and participated in workshops focused on sustainability and ecological theory.
Outreach, Education, and Training Activities
Chang gave an outreach seminar at Fisk University (Nashville, TN), a Historically Black College or University. Chang taught a one-credit course in Scientific Computing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and led a module in computational text processing for Big Orange STEM Saturday 2019. Additionally, Chang mentored a group of diverse undergraduate researchers in the 2018 NIMBioS Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Chang also served as a women in STEM mentor at the University of Tennessee. Chang participated in and led several professional development workshops for the postdoctoral community at NIMBioS and UTK. While at NIMBioS, Chang obtained an XSEDE start-up computational allocation.