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Ph.D., Ecology University of California, Davis Expected June 2008

Dynamic models of ecological and evolutionary processes in the wet tropics of Australia and New Guinea. Jim Quinn and Mark Schwartz (co-chairs), Craig Moritz.

B.S., Biology with Special Honors University of Texas, Austin May 2003

Place prioritization and irreplaceability analysis for biodiversity conservation in Ecuador using modeled vegetation classes as surrogates.


   NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2007 (co-PI) $12,000

   UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies Travel Award, 2007 $1000

   UC Davis Jastro Shields Research Fellowship, 2006, 2007 $5,500

  Environmental Futures Network, Early Career Research Grant, 2006 (co-PI) $15,000

   UC Pacific Rim Research Program Grant, 2005 (PI) $24,800

   NSF East Asia Pacific Summer Institute, June 2005 $7000

   UC Davis Graduate Studies Research Fellowship, September 2003 $3000

   NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2003-2007 $121,500

   NSF International Travel Award, September 2006 $1000

   Undergraduate Research Fellowship, September 2002 $1000



Hijmans, R., S.E. Cameron, J. Parra, P. Jones and A. Jarvis. 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology. 25: 1965-1978.

Ferrier, S., G.V.N. Powell, K.S. Richardson, G. Manion, J.M. Overton, T.F. Allnutt, S.E. Cameron, K. Mantle, N.D. Burgess, D.P. Faith, J.F. Lamoreux, G. Kier, R.J. Hijmans, V.A. Funk, G.A. Cassis, B.L. Fisher, P. Flemmons, D. Lees, J.C. Lovett, and R.S.A.R. Van Rompaey. 2004. Mapping more of terrestrial biodiversity for global conservation assessment: a new approach to integrating disparate sources of biological and environmental data. BioScience. 54 (12): 1101-1109.

Sarkar, S., C. Pappas, J. Garson, A. Aggarwal, and S. Cameron. 2004. Place prioritization for biodiversity conservation using probabilistic surrogate distribution data. Diversity and Distributions 10: 125-133.

Sarkar, S., A. Moffett, R. Sierra, T. Fuller, S. Cameron, and J. Garson. 2004. Incorporating multiple criteria into the design of conservation area networks. Endangered Species Update 21: 100-107.


Cameron, S.E., K.J. Williams, and D.K. Mitchell. 2007. Efficiency and concordance of alternative methods for minimizing opportunity costs in conservation planning. Conservation Biology. In Review.

MacKenzie, J.B., S.E. Cameron, S. Ferrier, G. Manion, S.E. Williams, and C. Moritz. 2007. Spatial prediction of genes and body size using habitat history and current environment in a dispersal-limited specialist. Journal of Biogeography. In Review.

Faith, D.P., K.J. Williams, S.E. Cameron, D.K. Mitchell and C. Margules. 2007. How Systematic Conservation Planning can help to achieve the 2010 Biodiversity Target. Global Environmental Change: Social and Policy Dimensions. In Review.


S.E. Cameron. 2007. Conservation prioritization and climate change impacts on the phylogenetic diversity of endemic rainforest flora and fauna. SSB Symposium Phylogenetic Diversity, towards a synthesis of concepts and applications for biodiversity conservation. Evolution Joint Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.


Cameron, S.E., J.H. Thorne and P.E. Moore. 2007. Influence of fire and climate change on vegetation in a mountainous national park. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. San Jose, CA, USA.

Cameron, S.E. 2007. Climate change impacts on the phylogenetic diversity of endemic rainforest flora and fauna. Society for Conservation Biology Australasia Regional Meeting, Sydney, Australia.

Cameron, S.E., K.J. Williams, and D.K. Mitchell. 2006. A comparison of iterative and terminal stage procedures addressing multiple opportunity cost constraints in systematic conservation planning. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting. San Jose, CA, USA.

Mitchell, D.K., K.J. Williams, R. James, and S.E. Cameron, 2005. Defining areas for species conservation in Melanesia: A planning outcomes experience from Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. Ecological Society of Australia Meeting 2005. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Sarkar, S., M. Mayfield, S. Cameron, T. Fuller and J. Garson. 2005. Conservation area networks for the Indian ecoregion: systematic methods and future prospects. in R. Stevenson, K. N. Ganeshaiah, and K. Bawa, editors. Ecoinformatics for Biodiversity Conservation: Prospects and Challenges. I.K. International Private Limited, Bangalore, India.

Hijmans, R., S. Cameron and J. Parra. 2004. WorldClim: a new high-resolution global climate database. Inter-American Workshop on Environmental Data Access. So Paulo, Brasil.

Powell, G., T. Allnutt, N. Burgess, S. Palminteri, M. Dickerson, S. Ferrier, G. Mannion, K. Mantle, K. Richardson, J. Overton, S. Cameron, G. Kier, W. Kper, J. Mutke, J. Lamoreux, D. Faith, J. Lovett, M. Vargas, Q. Luke, R. van Rompeay, G. Schatz, B. Loiselle, V. Funk, D. Lees, C. Kremen, B. Fisher. 2003. Addressing data needs and data gaps in an assessment of the representativeness of the world’s protected area system for poorly-known taxonomic groups. IUCN 5th World Park Congress. Durban, South Africa.

Fuller, T., S. Cameron and S. Sarkar, 2003. Selecting Landscape Units for Restoration to Establish Connectivity in a Conservation Area Network: A Graph-Theoretic Model. Society for Ecological Restoration International Annual Conference. Austin, TX, USA.



Teaching Assistant, UC Davis (50%) Principles of Ecology B (Graduate) Winter 2007

Teaching Assistant, UC Davis (50%) Principles of Ecology A (Graduate) Fall 2005

Teaching Assistant, UC Davis (75%) Conservation Ecology (Graduate) Winter 2005

Teaching Assistant, UC Davis (50%) Population Dynamics and Estimation Spring 2004



Graduate Student Researcher, step 4 University of California, Davis 01/06-09/06

Graduate Student Researcher, step 3 University of California, Berkeley 09/03-12/03

Undergraduate Research Assistant University of Texas at Austin 06/02-09/03



Society for Conservation Biology Ecological Society of America

Society for the Study of Evolution Society for Conservation GIS


Academic Service

Executive Committee, Graduate Group in Ecology 2006-2008

Admissions Review, Graduate Group in Ecology 2005; 2006

Graduate Student Association Representative 2003-2004

Mentor, McNair Scholars Program 2003-2004




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