Samantha M. Clements

Course Title: Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Introduction to Marine Biology

Samatha Clements is a Ph.D. student of Marine Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California, San Diego. She has participated in a variety of outreach programs, such as Science Discovery day at Lincoln Acres Elementary School, National City; Haunted Aquarium at the Birch Aquarium and the Sustainable Seafood Gala at the San Diego Oceans Foundation. She has also been a House Advisor for John Muir College at the University of California, San Diego.

  • BS in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, with a minor in Visual Art (Studio), University of California, San Diego
  • MS in Biology, University of California, San Diego
  • Ph.D. in Marine Biology, University of California, San Diego (in process)

Samantha was a co-instructor last Summer for UC San Diego Academic Connections 2016 as well as a co-instructor for the "Global Environmental Leadership and Sustainability" course for middle schools students at White's Landing on Catalina Island. She has also served as a Teaching Assistant for nine terms at the University of California in the following courses: Biodiversity, Environmental Issues, Introduction to Organismal and Evolution Biology, Evolution and Computer Modeling in R for Ecology.

  • Kelly, E.L.A., Eynaud, Y., Clements, S.M., Sparks, R.T., Williams, I.D., and Smith, J.E. Investigating functional redundancy versus complementarity in Hawaiian herbivorous fishes. Oecologia. In review.
  • Clements, S.M., Kelly, E.L.A., Lewis, L.S., Kurle, C., and Smith, J.E. Assessment of functional complementarity among grazing Hawaiian surgeonfish: A multi-pronged approach. In prep.
  • 2014 Clements, S.M., Kelly, E.L.A., Lewis, L.S., Kurle, C., and Smith, J.E. Foraging ecology and functional diversity of surgeon fishes in Maui, Hawaii. Western Society of Naturalists, Tacoma, WA.
  • 2013 Clements, S.M., Kelly, E.L.A., and Smith, J.E. Foraging ecology and functional diversity of surgeon fishes in Maui, Hawaii. Western Society of Naturalists, Oxnard, CA.
  • 2012 Clements, S.M., Kelly, E.L.A., and Smith, J.E. Are herbivores picky eaters? Functional diversity of surgeon fishes in Maui, Hawaii. UCSD Undergraduate Poster Symposium, La Jolla, CA.

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