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Samantha H. Cheng, Ph.D.

2011-2015 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 
 2016-2017 NCEAS University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 
 2017-2019 Life Sciences Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States 
 2019- Center for Biodiversity and Conservation American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States 
larval dynamics, marine biodiversity, marine speciation, conservation science, human well-being, social-ecological systems, evidence synthesis
"Samantha Cheng"

Undergraduate at Scripps College with Dr. Sarah Gilman as a joint-thesis advisor with Dr. Carlos Garza from NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center-Fisheries Ecology Division/UC Santa Cruz.
Ph.D at UCLA with Dr. Paul Barber
Postdoc at NCEAS with Dr. Madeleine McKinnon (Conservation International/Vulcan Inc.)
Former Associate Director of Conservation Evidence at the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes (Arizona State Univ.).
Founding Director of the Conservation Solutions Lab (joint initiative between Chemonics and ASU)
Current Biodiversity Scientist at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History.


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Sarah E. Gilman research assistant 2005-2009 Claremont Colleges
Paul Barber grad student 2010- UCLA
Madeleine McKinnon post-doc 2016-2017 NCEAS


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Demian Willette collaborator 2016- UCLA (Evolution Tree)
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Konno K, Cheng SH, Eales J, et al. (2020) The CEEDER database of evidence reviews: An open-access evidence service for researchers and decision-makers. Environmental Science & Policy. 114: 256-262
Cheng SH, McKinnon MC, Masuda YJ, et al. (2020) Strengthen causal models for better conservation outcomes for human well-being. Plos One. 15: e0230495
Simmonds SE, Fritts-Penniman AL, Cheng SH, et al. (2020) Genomic signatures of host-associated divergence and adaptation in a coral-eating snail, (Kiener, 1836). Ecology and Evolution. 10: 1817-1837
Cheng SH, Augustin C, Bethel A, et al. (2018) Using machine learning to advance synthesis and use of conservation and environmental evidence. Conservation Biology : the Journal of the Society For Conservation Biology
Westgate MJ, Haddaway NR, Cheng SH, et al. (2018) Software support for environmental evidence synthesis. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2: 588-590
Willette DA, Cheng SH. (2017) Delivering on seafood traceability under the new U.S. import monitoring program. Ambio
Miles MC, Cheng S, Fuxjager MJ. (2017) Biogeography predicts macro-evolutionary patterning of gestural display complexity in a passerine family. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
Willette DA, Simmonds SE, Cheng SH, et al. (2017) Using DNA barcoding to track seafood mislabeling in Los Angeles restaurants. Conservation Biology : the Journal of the Society For Conservation Biology
Cheng S, Andrew AS, Andrews PC, et al. (2016) Complex systems analysis of bladder cancer susceptibility reveals a role for decarboxylase activity in two genome-wide association studies. Biodata Mining. 9: 40
Liu DP, Wang TA, Huang WT, et al. (2016) Disease burden of enterovirus infection in Taiwan: Implications for vaccination policy. Vaccine
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