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Past NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow

Charlotte Chang

Charlotte Chang photo. Dates: September 2017 – May 2019

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Twitter: @harpactes

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

Video Interview: Hunting in the tropics

Publications while at NIMBioS

  • Chang CH, Yu DW. Inferring catch sustainability from hunter bags. Submitted.
  • Chang CH et al. Perceived entertainment and recreational value motivate illegal hunting in Southwest China. Biological Conservation, In Press.

  • Chang CH, Drohan SE. 2018. Should I shoot or should I go? Simple rules for prey selection in multi-species hunting systems: Dietary thresholds to manage hunting. Ecological Applications. 10.1002/10.1002/eap.1796. [Online]
  • Chang C, Cruyff MJLF, Giam X. 2018. Examining conservation compliance with randomized response technique analyses. Conservation Biology. [Online]


  • Chang CH et al. 2019. Putting people into park design. Ecological Society of America (Louisville, USA).
  • Chang CH, Giam X, Burgess MG. 2019. Projecting body size limits for mammals under current hunting practices. Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Antananarivo, Madagascar.
  • Chang CH, Karanth KK, Zhang MX. 2018. Ecological impacts and institutional differences between agroforests in tropical Asia (Western Ghats, India and Xishuangbanna, China). Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
  • Albers HJ et al. 2018. Reserve site selection with enforcement costs and illegal harvest. 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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.

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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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