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A PDF of Sam's CV: Last Updated 12 September 2015


Ph.D., Dartmouth College (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) 2014. Academic Advisor: Kathy Cottingham

B.A., Hamilton College (Biology) 2006.

Professional Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow. Yale University. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. 2014-Present.

Visiting Scholar. Dartmouth College. Department of Biological Sciences. 2014-Present.

Lecturer. Dartmouth College. Department of Biological Sciences. 2013.

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellow. 2012-2014.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow. Polar Environmental Change.  Please visit Dartmouth's Polar Environmental Change Blog.

Graduate Teaching Assistant. Dartmouth College. 2008-2010.

Postbaccalaureate Fellow. National Institutes of Health. 2006-2008.

Grants, Fellowships, Awards

James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex Systems ($200,000). 2014-2017.

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship ($126,000). 2012-2014.

Dartmouth Graduate Student Filene Teaching Award. 2013.

Neukom Institute 3rd place prize for outstanding graduate research in computational science. 2013.

GLEON (Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network). Meeting Student Travel Fellowship. 2009-2012.

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant ($11,926). 2011.

Dartmouth Gilman Fellowship ($1,500). 2011.

David Cushing Prize for best paper by an early career stage scientist where the first author is aged 35 or younger in Journal of Plankton Research. 2010.

NSF IGERT Fellowship: Polar Environmental Change. 2010-2012.

Porter Foundation Grant for Research in Sustainability Science ($5,000). 2009.

Woodstock Union Endowment Foundation ($1,000). 2009.

NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award($56,000). 2006-2008.

Professional Activities and Affiliations

Reviewer: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Ecology, Freshwater Science (Journal of the North American Benthological Society), Functional Ecology, Genomics, Journal of Plankton Research, Hydrobiologia, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Project Grants, PeerJ, PLoS ONE, Science (co-review with KLC), Sustainability, Water Research, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) Small Grant Program.

Working Groups: 

NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis) Workshop Participant: A toolbox for analysis of long-term ecological dynamics. 2014-Present.

GLEON Limnology Theory Working Group Participant: Examining patterns of controls on phytoplankton community assembly. 2010-Present

Society Memberships: Association for the Science of Limnology & Oceanography, Ecological Society of America, Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network