Samniqueka Joi-Weaver Halsey

Samniqueka Halsey; glasses; grey suit coat


Assistant Professor

School of Natural Resources

Faculty Fellow for Diversity & Inclusion

Office of the Vice Chancellor & Dean

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Halsey’s research stresses the importance of using long-term data sets, GIS, and remote sensing. She uses computational approaches to understand the mechanisms involved in the patterns we see in nature. Most of her work involves using modeling approaches to delineate how spatial and temporal changes in ecological interactions influence a focal species. She holds a particular interest in informing management actions with her models. As a computational ecologist, she takes integrative approaches to modeling complex systems while examining the consequences that management actions on biodiversity conservation and emerging disease systems play across a hierarchy of spatial and temporal scales.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 2019
  • MBA, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 2020
  • M.S., Chicago State University, 2013
  • B.S., Northeastern Illinois University, 2011

Courses taught

  • F_W 4600WI/7600: Ecosystem Management
  • NAT_R 4110/7110: Natural Resource Biometrics
  • F_W 4810: Wildlife Disease Ecology
  • NAT_R 8200: Ecological Restoration