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USC Sea Grant's Knauss Fellows for 2008

Joshua A. Steele
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California
(213)740-5759 ~ joshuast@usc.edu

Education

 

expected Summer 2008

Ph.D. Marine Environmental Biology, University of Southern California

2004

Certificate in Sustainable Cities. University of Southern California

2000

B.S. Molecular Biology, University of California, San Diego

Professional Experience

 

Jan 2006-May 2006, Jan 2007-present

Research Assistant. University of Southern California

May-Sept. 2006

Teaching Assistant. University of Southern California Dept. of Biological Sciences

2003-2004

Doctoral Fellow, NSF Integrative Graduate Education, Research, and Training: Environmental Studies, Policy and Engineering- Sustainable Cities Program, CA

Summer 2004

Sustainable Cities Study on Hong Kong Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations.

Spring 2003

Sustainability of the Los Angeles Jewelry District Study, USC Center for Sustainable Cities

2002-2003

Bight ’03 Southern California Regional Marine Monitoring

2002

Sea Grant Trainee

2000-2001

Laboratory Technician. CalBioMarine Technologies Inc. Carlsbad, CA

Honors and Fellowships

 

Summer 2005, 2006

Rose Hills Graduate Internship

Summer 2004

Sustainable Cities Internship on Hong Kong Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations

2004

Student Travel Award, ASLO Ocean Sciences Conference. Honolulu, HI.

2003-2004

National Science Foundation IGERT Doctoral Fellowship

2002

Traineeship, USC Sea Grant Program Summer

 

Golden Key National Honor Society

Professional Societies

 

 

American Society for Limnology and Oceanography; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Geophysical Union; American Society for Microbiology

Outreach

 

Feb 2007-present

Education Volunteer, Aquarium of the Pacific

February 2007-present

USC Work Group on Plankton Exhibit, Aquarium of the Pacific

March 2006, February 2007

Science Judge, National Ocean Sciences Bowl, Regional Competition

Summer 2005, 2006

Rose Hills Intern (research and educational outreach internship), USC Wrigley Marine Science Center, Catalina Island

June 2005

Unexplored Ocean Team. CORE-sponsored Workshop on Ocean Literacy

Publications

 

 

Steele, J.A., M.S. Schwalbach, J.A. Fuhrman. Stability in Marine Bacterial Communities on Hour-Day Time Scales and Km- Spatial Scales in the San Pedro Channel, California. In Prep

Fuhrman, J.A., J.A. Steele, I. Hewson, M. S. Schwalbach, M.V. Brown, J. Green. Richness-latitude gradient for marine bacterioplankton. In prep

Steele, J.A., P.D. Countway, M.S. Schwalbach, J. M. Rose, P. D. Vigil, S.G. O’Brien, I. Hewson, M.V. Brown, A.C. Jones, A. Patel, Q. Ruan, J. Huang,, M. Kakajiwala, C. Chow, F. Sun, D.A. Caron, J.A. Fuhrman Bacterial and Protistan Community Interactions at the San Pedro Ocean Time-Series. In Prep

Patel, A., R. Noble, J.A. Steele, M.S. Schwalbach, I. Hewson, J.A. Fuhrman 2007 Virus and prokaryote enumeration from planktonic marine environments by epifluorescence microscopy with SYBR® Green I. Nature Protocols 2(2): 269-276

Fuhrman, J.A., I. Hewson, M.S. Schwalbach, J.A. Steele, M.V. Brown, S. Naeem. 2006 Annually reoccurring bacterial communities are predictable from ocean conditions. Proc Natl Acad Science 103(35): 13104-13109

Ruan, Q., D. Dutta, M.S. Schwalbach, J.A. Steele, J.A. Fuhrman, F. Sun 2006 Local similarity analysis reveals unique associations among marine bacterioplankton species and environmental factors. Bioinformatics 22(20): 2532-2538

Ruan, Q., J.A. Steele, M.S. Schwalbach, J.A. Fuhrman, F. Sun. 2006 A dynamic programming algorithm for binning microbial community profiles. Bioinformatics 22(12): 1508-1514

Hewson, I., D.G. Capone, J. A. Steele, J.A. Fuhrman. 2006 Influence of Amazon and Orinoco offshore surface water plumes on oligotrophic bacterioplankton diversity in the West Tropical Atlantic. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 43: 11-22

Hewson, I, J.A. Steele, D.G. Capone, J.A. Fuhrman. 2006 Remarkable heterogeneity in meso- and bathypelagic bacterioplankton community composition. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51(3) 1274-1283

Hewson, I, J.A. Steele, D.G. Capone, J.A. Fuhrman. 2006 Temporal and spatial scales of oligotrophic surface water bacterioplankton assemblage variation. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 311: 67-77

Steele, J.A., F. Ozis, J.A. Fuhrman, J.S. Devinny. 2005. Structure of microbial communities in ethanol biofilters. Chemical Engineering Journal 113: 135-143

Selected Presentations

 

 

Steele, J. A., P.D. Countway, M.S. Schwalbach, J. M. Rose, P. D. Vigil, S.G. O’Brien, I. Hewson, M.V. Brown, A.C. Jones, A. Patel, Q. Ruan, J. Huang,, M. Kakajiwala, C. Chow, F. Sun, S. Naeem, PIs: D.A. Caron, J.A. Fuhrman, “Bacterial and Protistan Community Interactions at the USC Microbial Observatory” Poster NSF Microbial Observatories Principle Investigators’ Workshop March 2007

Steele, J.A., et al. “Bacterial and Protistan Coocccurance and Interactions at the San Pedro Ocean Time Series in the San Pedro Channel, CA.” Poster ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, February 2007

Steele, J.A., J M Rose, P D Countway , M S Schwalbach, S G O'Brien, A Patel, I Hewson, M V Brown, D A Caron, J A Fuhrman. “Interrelationships Between Protistan and Bacterial Communities at the San Pedro Ocean Time Series in the San Pedro Channel, California.” Poster ASLO/AGU/TOS Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 2006

Steele, J.A., M.S. Schwalbach, A. Patel, I. Hewson, J.A. Fuhrman. “Stability in Marine Bacterial Communities on Hour-Day Time Scales and Km- Spatial Scales in the San Pedro Channel, California.” Poster ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, February 2005.

Fuhrman, J.A., I. Hewson, M. Schwalbach, J. Steele, M. Brown, A. Patel. “Biogeographic Patterns in Marine Bacterioplankton.” ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, February 2005.

Steele, J.A., I. Hewson, D.G. Capone, J.A. Fuhrman. “Effects of Iron, Phosphorus, and Dust on Prokaryotic Communities in the N. Tropical Pacific.” Poster ASLO/TOS Ocean Research Conference, February 2004

Fuhrman, J.A., Caron, D.A., Brown, M.V., Countway, P.D., Hernandez, X.A., Hewson, I., Liang, X., Patel, A., Savai, P., Schaffner, R., Schnetzer, A., Schwalbach, M.S., Steele, J.A., Travao, M. (2003) The USC Microbial Observatory, Poster NSF Microbial Observatory Principal Investigators’ Workshop, 2003