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Sam Woodman

Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division
Office: (858) 546-7138

Sam Woodman


Sam Woodman is a biologist and data manager for the Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division. He became involved in NOAA Fisheries while earning a B.S. in Computational Biology from Harvey Mudd College in 2016. He has since been involved a variety of efforts at the SWFSC, including fieldwork in the Antarctic and California Current and developing software tools for processing model predictions and shipboard or aerial survey data. His current interests include streamlining data collection systems in the field, as well as improving data access and usability for internal users and external stakeholders. Sam also supports the division’s Antarctic field research and various data processing needs.

Selected Publications:

Woodman SM, Forney KA, Becker EA, DeAngelis ML, Hazen EL, Palacios DM, Redfern JV. 2019. eSDM: A tool for creating and exploring ensembles of predictions from species distribution and abundance models. Methods Ecol Evo. 10:1923–1933. (doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.13283)

Martien KK, Woodman SM, Robertson KM, Hill MC, Dolar L, Archer FI, Oleson EM. 2015.   Introgressive hybridization of Fraser’s dolphin mitochondrial and nuclear DNA into Mariana Islands bottlenose dolphins. Appendix I in Hill et al., 2015, Cetacean Monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, 2014.  Prepared for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Environmental Readiness Office. PIFSC Data Report DR-15-003 (doi: 10.7289/V56M34S8t).

Martien KK, Hill MC, Van Cise AM, Robertson KM, Woodman SM, Dolar L, Pease VL, Oleson EM. 2014. Genetic diversity and population structure in four species of cetaceans around the Mariana Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-536.