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USC Sea Grant's Knauss Fellows for 2007

David W. Ginsburg
University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences
Email: dginsbur@usc.edu

Placement  
  University of Southern California, Environmental Studies Program - Lecturer
Education  

2007

Ph.D. Biological Sciences
University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences

1998

M.S. Biological Sciences
University of Guam, Department of Biological Sciences

1994 B.A. Biological Sciences
University of California Santa Cruz, Department of Biological Sciences
Publications

 

2001

Ginsburg, D.W. and V.J. Paul (2001) Chemical defenses in the sea hare Aplysia parvula: importance of diet and sequestration of algal metabolites. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 215: 261-274

2001 Thacker, R.W., Ginsburg, D.W., and V.J. Paul (2001) Effect of nutrient enrichment on algal community structure. Coral Reefs 19: 318-329
1999 Matlock, D.B., Ginsburg, D.W., and V.J. Paul (1999) Spatial variability in secondary metabolite production by the tropical red alga Portieria hornemannii. Hydrobiologia 398/399: 267-273
Academic Service  
 

University of Southern California, Marine Environmental Biology Program

2005-2006 Graduate Student Organization, Treasurer
2002-2004 Departmental Seminar Series Co-organizer
2005-2006 Diving Control Board Committee Member
 

Western Society of Naturalists

2001-2002

Graduate Student Committee Member
  University of Guam Marine Laboratory
1997-1998

Graduate Student Organization, President

Work Experience  
 

California State University Fullerton, Department of Biological Sciences

1999-2000 Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe), Research Technician
 

University of Guam, Department of Natural Resources

1999 War-in-the-Pacific National Historical Park reef assessment, Science Technician
 

California Department of Fish and Game, Bodega Bay, CA

1995 Pacific Herring Fishery, Scientific Aid
Teaching Experience  
  California State University Fullerton, Department of Biological Sciences
Spring 2000 General Biology, Instructor
  University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences
Spring 2006 Antarctic Training Biology Course, Teaching Assistant
Spring 2005 Comparative Physiology of Animals, Teaching Assistant
Spring 2003, 2004 General Physiology, Teaching Assistant
Fall 2003 The Process of Change in Science, Teaching Assistant
Fall 2000, 2001, 2005, Spring 2001 General Biology, Teaching Assistant
  University of Guam, Department of Natural Sciences
Fall 1997, Summer 1998 Environmental Biology, Teaching Assistant
Scholarships and Awards  
  University of Southern California, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
Summer 2004, 2005 Graduate Internship Scholarship
  University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences
Spring 2001, 2002 Outstanding Teaching Assistant
  2nd Asian-Pacific Phycological Forum, Hong Kong, China
Spring 1999 Best Student Paper
Extracurricular Service  
  University of Southern California, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
Summer 2003, 2005 Research Experience for Undergraduates, Student Mentor
Spring 2006 QuikScience Challenge, Judge
 

Guest Speaker

  • Dixie Canyon Elementary School, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • California Science Center School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA
Recent Conference Presentations  
2004 Nutritional status of invertebrate larvae in the ocean: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
2003 Starving larvae, unknown natural foods: Quantifying food availability and growth of invertebrate larvae in the ocean: Western Society of Naturalists
2002 Biochemical bases of metabolic intensity during sea urchin development: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
1999 The role of diet-derived secondary metabolites in the sea hare Aplysia parvula Mörch (Opisthobranchia: Anaspidea): 2nd Asian-Pacific Phycological Forum
References  
 

Dr. Steven N. Murray, Professor of Biological Science, Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University Fullerton
Email: smurray@fullerton.edu

Dr. Valerie J. Paul, Head Scientist
Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Email: paul@sms.si.edu

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