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					                               Dr. Jayson Ryan Smith
                         Department of Biological Science (MH-282)
                             California State University, Fullerton
                                        P.O. Box 6850
                                  Fullerton, CA 92834-6850
                       Office – (657) 278-4233, Home - (714) 390-4889
                             email address: jasmith@fullerton.edu
                        webpage: http://biology.fullerton.edu/jasmith/

Positions held
 California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) – Full time lecturer/ post-doctoral researcher
   (2005-present)
 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Part time lecturer (2005)

Education
 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  (1999- 2005). Co-advisors: Peggy Fong and Richard Ambrose
 California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) - Master of Arts in Biological Sciences (1996 –
  2002). Advisor: Steven Murray
 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology with
  concentration in Marine Biology (1991-1995)

Teaching Experience
 Lecturer at CSUF. Fall 2005 -present. Department of Biological Sciences:
    Biology Majors courses: Marine Ecology; Coastal Ecology; Phycology; Departmental
       Seminar Series
    Non Majors courses: Introduction to Biology; Environmental Biology; Marine Biology
 Lecturer at CSU Catalina Marine Biology Semester. Fall 2005. Phycology
 Lecturer at UCLA: Summer 2005 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Marine
   Biology for Biology Majors
 Guest lectures at UCLA: Ecology; Marine Biology; Marine Botany
 Teaching associate at UCLA; 2000-2004: Marine Biology; Biology of Marine Plants (taught
   at U. of Hawaii); Marine Botany; Ecology; and Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
 Teaching assistant at University of Washington, Friday Harbor Marine Labs; 1999: Marine
   Algae: Seaweeds and Phytoplankton
 Teaching assistant at CSUF; 1997-1999; Ecology

Grants and Fellowships
Under Review:
 CSUF Special Funds, under review for 2009-2010, $5000
    “Factors affecting levels of human visitation on rocky shores of southern California: de
       facto strategies to reduce detrimental use”
 State Water Resources Control Board, ~$100,000 in large packaged proposal for $2,500,000
   (recommended but currently old hold due to CA state budget)
    Package: “Newport Coast ASBS Protection Implementation Program”
        Sub-proposal: PI: “The experimental removal of non-indigenous seaweeds on rocky
           shores: Effects on community structure and diversity and investigation into the
           feasibility of local eradication.”
Current:
 USC Sea Grant, 2009-2010, ~ $10,000
    “Workshop to assess the plausibility of developing a biotic index to evaluate the status of
      rocky shore ecosystems”
 USC Sea Grant, 2008-2010 ~ $106,000
    “Distributions, abundances and feeding interactions with native consumers of non-
      indigenous seaweeds on urban southern California shores”
 Minerals Management Services, US Department of Interior 2007-2010 - ~$161,000
    “MARINe Monitoring Network: Rocky Shore Populations in Urban Southern California”
Past:
 Newport Coast and Laguna Beach ASBS Protection Program 2006-2009 - ~$85,000
    “Experimental Restoration of the rockweed Silvetia compressa at Little Corona del Mar”
 UCLA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Departmental Fellowship 2003
 UCLA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Departmental Grant 2002
 Graduate Equity Fellowship - Fall 1997, Spring 1998
 CSUF Department of Biology Grant - 1996-97, 1997-98
 CSUF Departmental Associations Council Grant - 1996-97, 1997-98

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:
Whitaker, S., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. Under review. Re-establishment of the southern
California rocky intertidal brown alga, Silvetia compressa: an experimental investigation of
techniques and abiotic and biotic factors that affect restoration success. Restoration Ecology.

Ambrose, R.F. and J.R. Smith. Under review. Recreational activity patterns and intensity of use
by human visitors to the rocky intertidal zone in southern California, USA. Environmental
Management.

T.B. Smith, P. Fong, R. Kennison, and J.R. Smith. Under revision. Spatial refuges and
associational defenses promote harmful blooms of the alga Caulerpa sertularioides onto coral
reefs. Oecologia.

Smith, J.R., P. Fong, and R.F. Ambrose. 2009. Spatial patterns in recruitment and growth of the
mussel Mytilus californianus (Conrad) in southern and northern California, USA, two regions
with differing oceanographic regimes. Journal of Sea Research. 61: 165-173.

Smith, J.R., R.F. Ambrose, and P. Fong. 2008. Anthropogenic disturbance and the effectiveness
of Marine Protected Areas for protecting mussel bed communities along the California coast.
Environmental Management. 41: 599-612.

Smith, J.R., R.F. Ambrose, and P. Fong. 2006. Long-term change in mussel (Mytilus
californianus Conrad) populations along the wave-exposed coast of California. Marine Biology.
149: 537-545.

Smith, J.R., P. Fong, and R.F. Ambrose. 2006. Dramatic declines in mussel community diversity
on the exposed California coast: Response to climate change? Ecology. 87(5): 1153-1161.
(Coverage of article in New Scientist {190 (2553):21} and Highlights of ESA (May)).

Smith. J.R. and S.N. Murray. 2005. The effects of bait collection and trampling on a Mytilus
californianus mussel bed in southern California. Marine Biology. 146: 699-706.
Smith, J.R., B.J. Reed, L. Mohajerani, and P. Fong. 2004. Influences of abiotic factors on the
persistence of kelp habitats along the northern coast of Santa Monica Bay. Southern California
Academy of Sciences Bulletin. 103(2): 79-92.

Murray, S.N., T.G. Denis, J.S. Kido, and J.R. Smith. 1999. Human visitation and the frequency
and potential effects of collecting on rocky intertidal populations in southern California marine
reserves. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports. 40: 100-106.

Published Theses and Technical Reports:
Smith, J.R. 2005. Factors affecting geographic patterns and long-term change of mussel
abundances (Mytilus californianus Conrad) and bed-associated community composition along
the California coast. PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.

Ambrose, R.F. and J.R. Smith. 2005. Restoring rocky intertidal habitats in Santa Monica Bay.
Technical Report for the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission.

Sagarin, R., J.R. Smith, and J. Augello. 2005. Assessment of the information need for protection
of the Bay’s living resources and habitats. Technical Report for the Santa Monica Bay
Restoration Commission.

Smith, J.R., B.J. Reed, L. Mohajerani, and P. Fong. 2002. Assessment of the health of kelp
habitats along the north coast of Santa Monica bay. Technical Report for Santa Monica Bay
Restoration Project.

Smith, J.R. 2002. Effects of bait collection and trampling: threats to mussel communities in the
southern California intertidal zone. MS Thesis, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Murray, S.N., J. Smith, J. Kido, J. Koehnke, and T.G. Denis. 1998. Trends in the Status of
Selected Rocky Intertidal Populations in Orange County, California. Results of a Shoreline
Monitoring Program for 1996-97 and 1997-98. Technical Report for Minerals Management
Service, Pacific Region, U.S. Department of the Interior.

Rivas, O.R., J.R. Smith, J.S. Kido, and S.N. Murray. 1997. Evaluation of the use of qualitative
video samples for detecting changes in the abundances of selected rocky intertidal populations.
Technical Report for Minerals Management Service, Pacific Region, U.S. Department of the
Interior.

Papers in preparation for journal submission
Vogt, S.C., L. Gilbane, A. Bullard, J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. Spatial and temporal variation
in δ13C and δ15N values of macro-algae in southern California waters. In prep for submission to
Pacific Science.

Diaz, S, J.R. Smith, S. Zaleksi, and S.N. Murray. Continued sales of Caulerpa species in
aquarium retail stores in southern California following the California State ban. In prep for
submission to Environmental Management.

Smith, J.R., R.F. Ambrose, and P. Fong. Large-scale geographic patterns of mussel abundances
(Mytilus californianus Conrad) and bed-associated community composition along the California
coast. In prep for submission to Estuaries and Coasts.
Navarro, C. J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. Feeding rates of native consumers on introduced and
native seaweeds on urban southern California shores.

Murray, S.N., J.R. Smith, and J. Kido. Long-term change in macrophytes and macro-
invertebrates on rocky shores of the Southern California Bight. In prep.

Ambrose, R.F. and J.R. Smith. Condition of rocky intertidal populations and relationship to
levels of human use. In prep.

Published Abstracts
Whiteside, K.E., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. 2007. Distribution, habitat utilization, and
reproductive patterns in Caulacanthus ustulatus (Caulacanthaceae, Gigartinales), a newly
established seaweed on southern California Shores. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy
of Sciences. 106:89-90.

Diaz, S.H., S.F. Zaleski, J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. 2007. Has the statewide ban on Caulerpa
species been effective? A survey of southern California aquarium retail stores. Bulletin of the
Southern California Academy of Sciences. 106:123-124.

Navarro, C.A., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. 2007. Feeding rates of native consumers on
introduced and native seaweeds on urban southern California shores. Bulletin of the Southern
California Academy of Sciences. 106:128-129.

Vogt, S., L. Gilbane, A. Bullard, J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. 2007. Spatial and temporal
variation in δ13C and δ15N values of macro-algae in southern California waters. Bulletin of the
Southern California Academy of Sciences. 106:137-138.

Whitaker, S.G., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. 2007. Experimental restoration of the rocky
intertidal brown alga Silvetia compressa on urban southern California shores. Bulletin of the
Southern California Academy of Sciences. 106:137.

Smith, J.R., S.F. Zaleski, S. Diaz, L.J. Walters, K. Brown, and S.N. Murray. 2006. Has the state
ban on aquarium Caulerpa species been effective in southern California? Bulletin of the
Southern California Academy of Sciences. 105:69-70.

Invited Seminar Presentations
California State University, Fullerton, Department of Biological Science. Urban ecology: a
southern California rocky intertidal perspective. May 2009. Co-authors: S.N. Murray, P. Fong,
and R. Ambrose.

University of Alaska Southeast, Department of Marine Biology. Coastal ecology in the face
urbanization and environmental change. April 2009. Co-authors: S.N. Murray, P. Fong, and R.
Ambrose.

Eastern Connecticut State University, Department of Biology. Coastal ecology in the face
urbanization and environmental change. December 2008. Co-authors: S.N. Murray, P. Fong, and
R. Ambrose.
NOAA Workshop on Managing Visitor Use, Dana Point, CA. Change in rocky intertidal biota in
the face of urbanization and environmental change. April 2008. Co-authors: S.N. Murray, P.
Fong, and R. Ambrose.

Channel Islands Symposium, Ventura, CA. Regional comparisons and decadal changes in mussel
populations (Mytilus californianus) and mussel bed community diversity along the California
coast. February 2008. Co-authors: P. Fong, and R. Ambrose.

California State University, Fullerton, Department of Biological Science. Rocky intertidal
ecology in the face of urbanization and environmental change. February 2008. Co-authors: S.N.
Murray, P. Fong, and R. Ambrose.

California State University, Northridge, Department of Biology, Biology Colloquium. Long-term
change in macrophyte & macroinvertebrate communities on wave-exposed rocky intertidal
shores. October 2007. Co-authors: S.N. Murray, P. Fong, and R. Ambrose.

Coastal Studies Consortium, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil. Seaweed
communities in a heavily urbanized environment in southern California. July 2007. Co-authors:
S.N. Murray, C.A. Navarro, and S. Whitaker.

Laguna Ocean Foundation, Laguna Beach, CA. Rocky intertidal ecology: Introduction and long-
term changes in southern California. May 2007. Co-authors: S.N. Murray.

Group Meeting for a Sustainable Newport Coast Watershed; The Newport Beach ASBS.,
Newport Beach, CA. Experimental restoration of the rockweed Silvetia compressa at Little
Corona del Mar, CA. May 2007. Co-authors: S.N. Murray and S. Whitaker.

Minerals Management Service, Taxonomic Workshop, San Diego, CA. Historical changes in
mussel populations and bed community diversity along the wave-exposed coast of California.
October 2006.

California State University, Fullerton, Department of Biological Science, Departmental Seminar.
Long-term change in macrophyte & macroinvertebrate communities on wave-exposed rocky
intertidal shores. October 2006. Co-authors: S.N. Murray, P. Fong, and R. Ambrose.

Orange County Natural History Lecture Series, Santa Ana Zoo. Rocky intertidal ecology:
Introduction and long-term changes in southern California. July 2006.
California State University, Fullerton, Ecolunch. Long-term change in rocky intertidal
communities. March 2006. Co-authors: S.N. Murray.

Papers presented at scientific meetings:
Smith, J.R.1, S.F. Zaleski2, S. Diaz1, L.J. Walters3, K. Brown3, and S.N. Murray1. 1CSU
Fullerton; 2Sea Grant Program, USC; 3 U. Central Florida. Has the state ban on aquarium
Caulerpa species been effective in southern California? Southern California Academy of Science
Conference, Malibu, CA. May 2006.

Smith, J.R. CSU Fullerton. Dramatic declines in mussel (Mytilus) bed community diversity
along the wave exposed coast of California: Response to climate change? Western Society of
Naturalists Meetings, Seaside, CA. November 2005.
Smith, J.R., R.F. Ambrose, and P. Fong. UCLA. Long-term change in mussel (Mytilus
californianus) communities along the coast of California. Western Society of Naturalists
Meetings, Long Beach, CA. November 2003.

Smith, J.R. and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton. Effects of bait collection and trampling: threats to
mussel communities in the southern California intertidal zone. Western Society of Naturalists
Meetings, San Diego, CA. December 1998.

Smith, J.R. and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton. Bait collection and trampling: Threats to mussel
communities in the southern California rocky intertidal zone. Southern California Academy of
Science Meetings, Pomona, CA. May 1998.

Co-author of papers presented at scientific meetings:
Whitaker, S.G., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray, CSU, Fullerton. Experimental re-establishment of
the rockweed, Silvetia compressa, on urban southern California shores. Northwest Algal
Symposium. Whidbey Island, WA. May 2009. (Received best student award)

Whitaker, S.G., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. CSU, Fullerton. Experimental reestablishment of
Silvetia at Corona del Mar. MARINe Taxonomic Workshop. Cabrillo Aquarium, CA. October
2008.

Whiteside, K. E., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. CSU, Fullerton. Distribution, habitat utilization,
and reproductive patterns in Caulacanthus ustulatus (Caulacanthaceae, Gigartinales), a newly
established seaweed on southern California Shores. Southern California Academy of Sciences
Conference. Fullerton, CA. June 2007

Murray, S.N., J.R. Smith, A. Bullard, and A. Gerrard. CSU Fullerton. Changes in seaweed
communities on southern California shores since the 1950s. Phycological Society of America
Meeting. Juneau, AL. July 2006.

Murray, S.N., J.R. Smith, A. Bullard, and A. Gerrard. CSU Fullerton. Changes in seaweed
communities on southern California shores since the 1950s. International Temperate Reef
Conference. Santa Barbara, CA. June 2006

Zaleski1, S.F., L.J. Walters2, P. Sacks2, J.R. Smith3, S. Diaz3, K. Brown2, and S.N. Murray3.
1
  Sea Grant Program, USC; 2 U. Central Florida; 3CSU Fullerton. Status of Caulerpa species
availability: Where do we go from here? 14th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive
Species (ICAIS), Key Biscayne, Fl. May 2006.

Murray, S., J.R. Smith, and J. Kido. CSU Fullerton. Changes in rocky intertidal communities in
southern California. Minerals Management Service, Taxonomic Workshop, Santa Cruz, CA.
November 2005

Murray, S., O. Rivas, J. Smith, and J. Kido. CSU Fullerton. Evaluation of the use of qualitative
video samples for detecting changes in the abundances of selected rocky intertidal populations.
Marine Monitoring Symposium, Cabrillo, CA. April, 1998.

Murray, S., T. Gibson, J. Kido, S. Sapper, L. Sato, J. Smith, and J. Koehnke. CSU Fullerton.
Visitor impacts on southern California rocky intertidal populations: Are Marine Protected Areas
really protected? Western Society of Naturalists Meetings, Monterey, CA. December, 1997.
Posters presented and co-authored at scientific meetings:
Degrassi, A., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. Performance of herbivores when fed a native and
non-native kelp. SACNAS, Dallas, TX. October 2009.

Degrassi, A., T. Treybig, E. Casillas, E. Hessom, E. Ramos, K. Dickson, W. Hoese, D. Zacherl,
and J.R. Smith. Effects of delayed hatching on development and swimming speed in the
California Grunion, Leuresthes tenuis. Southern California Conference on Undergraduate
Research (SCCUR), Pomona CA. November 2008.

Treybig, T., A Degrassi, E. Casillas, E. Hessom, E. Ramos, K. Dickson, W. Hose, J. Smith, and
D. Zacherl. Effects of delayed hatching on development and swimming speed in the California
Grunion, Leuresthes tenuis. SACNAS, Salt Lake City, UT. October 2008.

Diaz, S.H., S.F. Zaleski, J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton. Has the statewide ban on
Caulerpa species been effective? A survey of southern California aquarium retail stores. Western
Society of Naturalists Meeting. Oxnard, CA. November 2007

Diaz, S.H., S.F. Zaleski, J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton. Has the statewide ban on
Caulerpa species been effective? A survey of southern California aquarium retail stores.
Southern California Academy of Sciences Conference. Fullerton, CA. June 2007

Navarro, C.A., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton. Feeding rates of native consumers
on introduced and native seaweeds on urban southern California shores. Southern California
Academy of Sciences Conference. Fullerton, CA. June 2007

Vogt, S., L. Gilbane, A. Bullard, J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton. Spatial and
temporal variation in δ13C and δ15N values of macro-algae in southern California waters.
Southern California Academy of Sciences Conference. Fullerton, CA. June 2007

Whitaker, S.G., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton. Experimental restoration of the
rocky intertidal brown alga Silvetia compressa on urban southern California shores. Southern
California Academy of Sciences Conference. Fullerton, CA. June 2007

Vogt, S., L. Gilbane, A. Bullard, J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton. Spatial and
temporal variation in δ13C and δ15N values of macro-algae in southern California waters. Western
Society of Naturalists Meetings, Redmond, WA. November, 2006.
Diaz, S., S. Zaleski, J.R. Smith, L. Walter, and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton, USC Sea Grant,
and U. Central Florida. Has the state ban on aquarium Caulerpa species been effective in
southern California? SACNAS, Tampa, FL. October 2006.

Smith, J.R., R.F. Ambrose, and P. Fong. UCLA. Current condition and long-term change in the
abundance and biodiversity of mussel bed communities of wave-exposed rocky intertidal zones
of the Channel Islands. Sixth California Islands Symposium, Ventura, CA. December 2003.

Reed, B., P. Fong, and J.R. Smith. UCLA and Santa Monica Baykeeper. Assessment of the
health of kelp habitats along the north coast of Santa Monica Bay. Southern California Academy
of Sciences Conference, Claremont, CA. June, 2002.
Smith, J.R. and S.N. Murray. CSU Fullerton. Bait collection and trampling: Threats to mussel
communities in the southern California rocky intertidal zone. CSUF Environmental Conference,
Fullerton, CA. November, 1998.

Research experience
 CSUF Post-doctoral Residency
    Assessing long-term change in rocky intertidal resources. Funded by Minerals
      Management Services.
    Long-term monitoring of rocky intertidal resources. Funded by Minerals Management
      Services.
    Spatial and temporal variation in stable isotopes of marine macroalgae in southern
      California.
    Distribution, abundance, habitat utilization, and reproductive patterns in Caulacanthus
      ustulatus, a newly established seaweed on southern California shores. Funded by Nuisance
      Species Sea Grant Funding, USC Sea Grant, National Sea Grant, Pacific States Marine
      Fisheries Commission.
    Availability of the potentially invasive green alga, Caulerpa spp., in aquarium stores in
      southern California. Funded by California Sea Grant.
    Restoration of the rockweed, Silvetia compressa, in a southern California ASBS rocky
      intertidal habitat. Funded by the City of Newport Beach
    Distributions, abundances, and feeding interactions with native consumers of non-
      indigenous seaweeds on urban southern California shores. Funded by USC Sea Grant.
    Feeding interactions with native consumers of non-indigenous seaweeds on urban
      Brazilian shores.
 UCLA PhD Degree Residency (1999-2005):
    Biogeographical patterns and long-term change in mussel bed (Mytilus californianus)
      communities along the coast of California. Ph.D. Dissertation
    Long-term monitoring of rocky intertidal resources. Funded by Minerals Management
      Services.
    Assessment of the information need for protection of Santa Monica Bay’s living
      resources and habitats. Funded by Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission.
    Recreational activity patterns and intensity of use by human visitors to the rocky intertidal
      zone in Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles County, CA. Funded by Santa Monica Bay
      Restoration Commission.
    Development of nutrient water quality criteria for Newport Back Bay. Funded by
      Southern California Coastal Water Resource Project.
    Los Angeles River characterization and TMDL technical support. Funded by Southern
      California Coastal Water Resource Project.
    Assessment of the health of kelp habitats along the north coast of Santa Monica Bay
      Funded by Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission.
    El Niño-Southern Oscillation 1982-83 and 1997-98 impacted coral reefs in the Equatorial
      Eastern Pacific region: Effects, recovery and inter-ENSO comparisons. Funded by NSF.
    Developing an indicator for nutrient supply in tropical and temperate estuaries, bays, and
      coastal waters using the tissue nitrogen and phosphorus content of macroalgae. Funded by
      EPA.
 CSUF Master’s Degree Residency (1996-2002)
    Effects of bait collection and trampling: threats to mussel communities in the southern
      California intertidal zone. MS Thesis.
      Experimental evaluation of human impact on urban rocky shores and the value of coastal
       resources for recreation: identifying the balance between long-term conservation and
       short-term pressure for human use. Funded by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
       Administration: USC Sea Grant Program.
      Evaluation of the use of qualitative video samples for detecting changes in the
       abundances of selected rocky intertidal populations. Funded by Minerals Management
       Services.
      Inventory of shoreline resources of Orange County, California: abundances and temporal
       dynamics of selected rocky intertidal populations and communities. Funded by Minerals
       Management Services.
      Do California Marine Life Refuges conserve biodiversity on urban seashores? Analysis of
       repeated pulse disturbance from human activities. Funded by National Oceanographic and
       Atmospheric Administration: USC Sea Grant Program.

Habitat research experience
 Temperate rocky intertidal and subtidal zones (California, Washington)
 Temperate salt marsh habitat (California, Washington)
 Tropical coral reefs (Panama, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii)
 Tropical seagrass and mangrove communities (Panama, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii)

Relevant Courses Taken
 PRIMER Workshop – use of PRIMER for multivariate statistics
 CSUF Teaching and Learning Academy, Faculty Development Center – Certification
   acquired Spring 2006 but courses continued to be taken through present: Various courses in
   Student Assessment, Curricular Design, Students and the Classroom, Professional
   Development, Integrating Pedagogies, and Technology Usage in the Classroom
 UCLA graduate courses – Biometry, Marine Community Ecology; Applied Ecology;
   Ecology, Behavior, and Functional Ecology; Behavioral Ecology; Evolutionary Biology
 CSUF graduate courses - Biometry; Introduction to Geographical Information Systems;
   Marine Ecology; Invertebrate Zoology; Benthic Invertebrate Ecology; Phycology; Biological
   Illustrations; Professional Aspects of Biology

Professional Services
 Mentorship:
       o Four graduate students pursuing Master’s of Science, CSUF 2005-present
               Carla Navarro (2005-2009)
               Stephen Whitaker (2006-2009)
               Kim Whiteside (2003-present)
               Sean Vogt (2008-present)
       o Environmental Studies Master’s of Arts, CSUF 2006-2009
               Benjamin Smith (2006-2009)
       o Numerous undergraduate research students:
               Three CSUF scholars in the NSF funded Southern California Ecosystems
                 Research Program (SCERP), CSUF 2005-present
                       Stephanie Diaz (2005-2009)
                       Allyson Degrassi (2008-present)
                       Anthony Garcia (2009-present)
               Four international undergraduate students (US-Brazil Higher Education
                 Consortium), CSUF Fall 2005 and Fall 2006
                Five CSUF undergraduate students, CSUF 2005-present
                Two high school students working on independent projects 2006-08
   Reviewer: Estuaries; Journal of Phycology; Limnology and Oceanography; Channel Islands
    Symposium; Oxford Press; USC Sea Grant publications
   Community Committee member:
       o Orange County Marine Protected Areas Committee
       o Newport Beach ASBS Committee
   Seaweed Taxonomist, California Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Marine Invasive
    Species Monitoring Program, 2007 surveys
   Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)-west volunteer scientist
   Member of the Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe)
       o Additional service on the Science Advisory Team and Database Team
   Member of the Ocean Science Institute
   CSUF Biological Sciences Curriculum Committee
   Committee member for various CSUF faculty needs (Marine Biology Concentration Group;
    Herbarium and Museum Group; US-Brazil Higher Education Consortium)
   Departmental Seminar Series coordinator, Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009
   Host campus committee member for Southern California Academy of Sciences Conference at
    CSUF, 2007

Memberships to Professional Organizations
 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Ecological Society of
  America; Phycological Society of America; Western Society of Naturalists; Southern
  California Academy of Science; Center for the Coalition for Marine Conservation; Society
  for Conservation Biology; Sierra Club, Orange County Coastkeeper
 NAUI SCUBA research certified. 1994 – present
LIST OF REFERENCES
Dr. Steven Murray
California State University, Fullerton
Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Professor of Biological Sciences
P.O. Box 6850
Fullerton, CA 92834-6850
Phone (657) 278-2638; Fax (657) 278-5390
smurray@fullerton.edu
Relationship: Steven Murray was my mentor while I obtained an MS degree at CSUF. When
Steven accepted the Dean position for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, he and
the College of NSM hired me as a full-time lecturer to teach his course load. In addition, Steven
used grant funding to buy out a portion of my teaching load in order to oversee and lead his
projects. We work closely on several projects, share graduate students, and have written several
grants together. He is knowledgeable about both my teaching and research expertise.

Dr. Peggy Fong
University of California Los Angeles
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
621 Charles E. Young Dr., South
Los Angeles CA 90095-1606
Phone (310) 825-5444; Fax (310) 206-3987
pfong@biology.ucla.edu
Relationship: Peggy Fong was my co-advisor while I obtained a PhD at UCLA. In addition, I
served as a teaching assistant and gave several guest lecturers for several of her courses. She is
knowledgeable about both my teaching and research expertise.

Dr. Robert Koch
California State University, Fullerton
Department Chair: Biological Sciences
P.O. Box 6850
Fullerton, CA 92834-6850
Phone (657) 278-3614; Fax (657) 278-3426
rkoch@fullerton.edu
Relationship: Robert Koch is the department chair at CSUF and is knowledgeable about my
teaching expertise.

Dr. Richard F. Ambrose
University of California Los Angeles
Professor and Director of Environmental Science & Engineering Program
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Rm 46-081 CHS
Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
Phone (310) 825-6144; Fax (310) 206-3358
rambrose@ucla.edu
Relationship: Richard Ambrose was my co-advisor while I obtained a PhD at UCLA. He is
familiar with my research expertise.
Dr. Danielle Zacherl
California State University, Fullerton
Assistant Professor: Biological Sciences
P.O. Box 6850
Fullerton, CA 92834-6850
Phone (657) 278-7510; Fax (657) 278-3426
dzacherl@fullerton.edu
Relationship: Danielle Zacherl is a colleague in my department at CSUF who is familiar with my
teaching and research expertise

Dr. Michael Horn
California State University, Fullerton
Assistant Professor: Biological Sciences
P.O. Box 6850
Fullerton, CA 92834-6850
Phone (657) 278-3707; Fax (657) 278-3426
mhorn@fullerton.edu
Relationship: Mike Horn is a colleague in my department at CSUF who is familiar with my
teaching and research expertise

Mr. Stephen Whitaker
National Park Service
Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001
cbcwhitaker@cox.net
Phone (949) 291-8131
Relationship: Stephen was a graduate student of mine who received his MS degree in summer
2009. He was also in several of my courses. Stephen can attest to my mentoring and teaching
abilities.

				
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