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Samantha G. Thomas

Data Manager, Kansas Biological Survey
Primary office:
121 Takeru Higuchi Hall


Academic degrees
M.S., Biology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, 2017
B.S., Biology, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 2015

Program affiliation
Kansas NSF EPSCoR MAPS grant, “Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant, and Soil Systems across Kansas.” This $20 million grant, led by KU with partners from four other Kansas universities, focuses on microbiomes their influence on environmental changes and the resulting economic implications.

Area of specialization
Samantha specializes in the management and analysis of interdisciplinary datasets, combining spatial, genetic/genomic and environmental data to answer evolutionary and ecological questions. She is currently managing the database for the Kansas MAPS project and working on app development to further facilitate eco/evo research.

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