Jonathan Chang

About me

I am a biology graduate student at UCLA who is interested in the impacts of overexploitation on the fish tree of life. I graduated from UCLA in 2011 with a degree in biology and a minor in conservation biology.

As a 2013 Encyclopedia of Life Rubenstein fellow, my primary goal will be to assemble a large dataset of fish shape and color based on photographs and descriptions available on EOL. This will be accomplished through crowdsourcing platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk, as well as image processing and text mining algorithms. The assembled data can then be used to ask whether fish with certain body shapes are more vulnerable to overfishing or climate change. In addition, this broad set of morphometric measurements can also be used by scientists to perform other types of macroevolutionary analyses on the fish tree of life.

I will blog about my work at my website, jonathanchang.org.

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