Lucy Chang

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park

Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

lchang@rom.on.ca

EDUCATION

2017, Ph.D.        University of California, Berkeley

Integrative Biology

Thesis Title: Morphological and spatial influences on molluscan macroevolution

Advisor: Charles Marshall

2009, B.S. with Honors        University of Chicago

Geophysical Sciences

POSITIONS HELD

2019-current        Contract Assistant Curator, Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum

2019        Community Coordinator, Fossil Atmospheres, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

2017-19        Peter Buck Deep Time Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2012-17        Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation

2015        Best Student Oral Presentation, Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

2014        Annie M. Alexander Fellow, University of California Museum of Paleontology

2014        Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

2013        Best Student Poster: Conservation and Global Change, 6th International Conference of the International Biogeography Society

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Publications

Killen, H., Chang, L.M., Soul, L.C., and R.S. Barclay. submitted (March 2021). Combining Physical and Digital Data Collection for Citizen Science Climate Research.

Chang, L.M., Finnegan, S., and Marshall, C.R. in prep. No consistent rules of background extinction revealed through morphospace analysis of ammonites through the Cretaceous.

Chang, L.M. and P.L. Skipwith. 2020. Relatedness and the composition of communities over time: Evaluating phylogenetic community structure in the late Cenozoic record of bivalves. Paleobiology. https://doi.org/10.1017/pab.2020.38

Chang, L.M. 2018. webpic: A flexible web application for collecting distance and count measurements from images. PLOS ONE 13(4): e0195184. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195184

Books

Capps, D., McLane, S., and Chang, L. 2016. Denali National Park and Preserve Geology Road Guide. National Park Service, Denali National Park and Preserve, Denali Park, Alaska.

Other

Keating-Bitonti, C. and Chang, L. 2018. Here's How Scientists Reconstruct Earth's Past Climates. Smithsonian Voices Blog. Smithsonian Magazine.

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

K-12

2014-17        Workshop Leader, Expanding Your Horizons STEM annual weekend conference for 5th-8th grade girls

2013-16        Docent, University of California Museum of Paleontology (15+ tours led)

2013-16        2nd Grade Classroom Lecturer, Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS), Community Resources for Science (10+ classroom visits)

 

Public

2019        Speaker, After Hours, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

2019        Speaker, Nerd Nite at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

2017-2019        Deep Time Activity Development Team, Smithsonian Institution

2018        Blog Contributor, Smithsonian Voices, Smithsonian Institution

2017        Volunteer Enrichment Program Speaker, Smithsonian Institution

2016-17        Web Media Volunteer, Exploratorium

2011-17        Volunteer, CalDay, University of California Museum of Paleontology

2015        Table Presenter, California Academy of Sciences NightLife

2014-15        Content Developer, Understanding Global Change Website

2012        Geoheritage Education Specialist, Geological Society of America - GeoCorps Program, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA (10 week internship)

2010-12        Blogger, University of California Museum of Paleontology

2010        Docent, The Field Museum of Natural History

2009        Education Coordinator, "Balluminescence – Lights, Balloons, Jellyfish!", Science Chicago’s Labfest! Millennium Park

TEACHING, MENTORING, AND PEDAGOGY

Teacher Training

2016, 2017        CADRE Leader, Northern California Teacher Training Institute, NGSS Early Implementation Initiative, Oakland Unified School District and K-12 Alliance/WestEd

Mentorship

2014, 2016        Be A Scientist, Community Resources for Science, Berkeley, CA, USA (volunteer mentorship program for 7th grade students)

2013-14        Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, University of California, Berkeley (mentored one undergraduate student for three semesters in research methodology and museum curation)

Graduate Student Instructor (no. of semesters taught)

2016 (1)        Oceans, Depts. of Earth and Planetary Science and Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

2014 (1)        Natural History Museums and Biodiversity Science, Depts. of Environmental Science, Management, and Policy and Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

2011-13 (3)        Paleobiological Perspectives on Ecology and Evolution, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley (co-developed original specimen-based laboratory exercises)

2010 (1)        General Biology, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Graduate Student Researcher

2013        Origins: from the Big Bang to the Origin of Humans, Dept. of Integrative Biology and Astronomy Dept., University of California, Berkeley (developed original discussion materials for a new interdisciplinary non-majors course taught Fall 2013)

Programming

2018-present        Certified Instructor, The Data and Software Carpentries

2018        Co-organizer and Facilitator, Introduction to R Workshop (5-day), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

2017        Co-organizer and Facilitator, Introduction to R Workshop (3-day), Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016        EarthCube Cyber4Paleo Community Development Workshop, Boulder, CO, USA

2015        Participant, Marine Invertebrate Zoology Summer Course, Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories, University of Washington

2014        "Big ecological questions, diverse data, new methods", Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology, University of California, Berkeley (invited speaker)

2014        Curatorial Assistant (Graduate Student Researcher), University of California Museum of Paleontology

2013        "Integrating molecular phylogenies and the fossil record", The France-Berkeley Fund, University of California, Berkeley

2013        "Integrating approaches to macroevolution: combining fossils and phylogenies", National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) Catalysis Meeting

2011        Paleobiology Database Intensive Workshop in Analytical Methods hosted at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

2011        CLIR Archival Project (Graduate Student Researcher), University of California Museum of Paleontology

2009        Field Assistant, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago with Christina Belanger

2009        Honors Thesis, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago with Peter Crane

2008        National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota with David Fox

RESEARCH FUNDING

2018        MacMillan Fund, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, co-PIs: Selina Cole, Laura Soul, David Wright ($6750)

2015        Department of Integrative Biology Summer Research Fund, University of California, Berkeley ($3000)

2014        Leeper Fund, University of California, Berkeley ($1700)

2013        William B. N. Berry Memorial Research Fund, University of California Museum of Paleontology ($969)

2013        Reshetko Family Scholarship Fund, University of California, Berkeley ($2463)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE

Paleontological Society

2014-16        Student Representative

Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

2013-2017        Graduate Student Faculty Meeting Liaison

2014        Admissions and Fellowships Committee

2013, 2014        Graduate Student Services Advisor Hiring Committee

2011        Co-organizer, Incoming Graduate Student Orientation Weekend

2011        Co-organizer, Prospective Graduate Student Weekend

University of California Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley

2015-2016        Production Editor, PaleoBios (peer-reviewed journal published by the Museum)

Reviewer

Science, Evolution, Integrative and Comparative Biology

Conferences and Seminars

2019        Co-convener, Paleobiology of Cephalopods, North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, CA, USA

2019        Organizer, Paleobiology Seminar, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

2018        Co-convener, Scientific Collections as an Essential Gateway to Informal Science Learning (Session ED23E), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, USA

2018        Outstanding Student Presentation Awards Liaison and Judge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, USA

PRESENTATIONS

Contributed Presentations       ( * denotes presenting author)

2019        Chang, L.M.* Linking geographic range and background extinction in ammonoids across the Cretaceous. Oral presentation at the North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, CA, USA.

2018        Chang, L.M.* and Skipwith, P.L. Examining predictors of invasion success using a molecular phylogeny and the late Cenozoic fossil record of Bivalvia. Oral presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

2017        Chang, L.M.* and Yacobucci, M.M. Detecting consistent morphological shifts across biogeographic boundaries in the fossil record. Poster presentation at the International Biogeography Society 8th Biennial Meeting, Tucson, AZ, USA.

2016        Chang, L.M.* and Yacobucci, M.M. Testing for consistency in morphological shifts across environments for ammonites of the Western Interior Seaway. Oral presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA.

2016        Souto, C.* and Chang, L. Estimating echinoid diversity using data from large databases: pitfalls and evolutionary trends. Oral presentation at the Congreso Latinoamericano de Equinodermos, San Pedro, Costa Rica.

2015        Chang, L.*, Finnegan, S., and Marshall, C.R. Morphological predictors of background extinction risk for ammonites through the Cretaceous. Oral presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA.

2015        Chang, L.* Web-based tools provide an effective alternative to traditional methods for making specimen measurements. Poster presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA.

2014        Chang, L.* Assembling the ammonite fauna of the Western Interior Seaway using a biogeographical framework. Poster presentation at the 9th International Symposium Cephalopods - Present and Past, Zürich, Switzerland.

2014        Rominger, A.J.*, M’Gonigle, L.K., Maher, S.P., Iknayan, K.J., Chang, L., Rapacciuolo, G., Holroyd, P. Estimating community change from sporadic data: A novel statistical technique sheds light on continental-scale ecology of the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Oral presentation at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, USA.

2014        Chang, L.* Patterns of diversification in novel environments: examining the fossil record of the early Western Interior Seaway. Oral presentation at the 10th North American Paleontological Convention, Gainesville, FL, USA.

2013        Judge, J.*, Chang, L., and Lindberg, D.R. Supertrees help illustrate patterns across broad taxonomic, yet fine ecological scales: the case of bivalve and gastropod colonization of chemosynthetic habitats. Poster presentation at the World Congress of Malacology, Azores, Portugal.

2013        Chang, L.* Building up the biota in novel environments: insights using the fossil record of epeiric seas. Poster presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA.

2012        Chang, L.* Building up the biota in novel environments: insights using the fossil record of epeiric seas. Poster presentation at the International Biogeography Society 6th Biennial Meeting, Miami, FL, USA.

2009        Chang, L.*, Fox, D., and Badgley, C. Biogeography of extant North American mammals: spatial turnover in relation to climatic and physiographic variables. Poster presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, USA.

Invited Presentations

2017        Paleobiology Seminar, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

2015        Paleobiology Group Meeting, Payne Lab, Stanford University

2014        "Big ecological questions, diverse data, new methods", Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology, University of California, Berkeley

2013        Fossil Coffee, University of California Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley

FIELD EXPERIENCE

Relevant field experience includes: stratigraphic resurvey and collection in Cretaceous marine units of Wyoming supported by the MacMillan Fund (co-PIs: Selina Cole, Laura Soul, David Wright); surface collecting in Cretaceous marine units of South Dakota; surface collecting and measuring stratigraphic sections in Neogene marine units of coastal California and Oregon.

Modern Marine

2015        San Juan Island, WA, USA (Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories)

2007        San Salvador Island, Bahamas (Gerace Research Centre)

Geology and Paleontology

2018        Big Horn and Wind River Basins, WY, USA

2015        Black Hills, SD, USA

2015        Anza Borrega, CA, USA

2014        Kettleman Hills and Death Valley, CA, USA

2012        Clear Lake, CA, USA

2009        Newport, OR, USA

2008        Caliente, NV, USA and Death Valley, CA, USA

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Geological Society of America

International Biogeography Society

Paleontological Society