USC Sea Grant's Knauss Fellows for 2007

Augustus Vogel
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0371
Telephone: 213-740-4665
Fax: 213-740-8123
Email: avogel@usc.edu



Doctoral Program (Biology), University of Southern California. Advisor: Suzanne Edmands. Thesis topic: Relating temporal and spatial genetic variance to recruitment in the California fishery species, Paralabrax clathratus.


Undergraduate Program (B.A., Biology), University of Virginia, VA.

Professional Experience


1999-present Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California. Courses taught: Conservation Biology, Ecology, Introduction to Biology semesters I and II, Molecular Biology, Marine Biology, Evolution and Genetics.
2004 Summer Science Teacher, Yavneh Academy, Los Angeles, CA. Developed a summer camp science curriculum for children from Othodox Jewish families, including: Yuck! Dissection is gross!, Fish tails and whales, Life in a bottle, and Young science.
2003-present President, Atidekate (www.atidekate.org). Created an organization to support community-initiated development efforts in Ghana, West Africa.
1999-2002 Science Teacher. Worked with under-privileged children at the Sheenway School, Watts, CA.
1996-1999 Peace Corps Volunteer, Ghana, West Africa. Worked in science education, community construction and development, and Guinea worm eradication.
1995 Research technician, Rosenstiel School for Marine and Aquatic Science, University of Miami, FL. Worked in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Swart on the growth and annual banding of Scleractinian corals.
Seminar Presentations  
1999-2005 Marine Environmental Biology Seminar Series, USC
2005 Conservation Genetics
2001-2003 Western Society of Naturalists
2002 Society for the Study of Evolution
2002 California State University, Los Angeles Seminar
2001 Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology
2004-2005 Rose Hill Fellowship
2000-2002 Boren Fellowship

Selkoe, Kimberly A., Vogel, Augustus, & Aftab, Blake T. (2005)
Eight polymorphic microsatellite markers for kelp bass, Paralabax clathratus, amplified in three multiplex polymerase chain reaction sets. Molecular Ecology Notes 5 (1), 127-129.

Vogel, Augustus B., Selkoe, Kimberly A., & Edmands, Suzanne. (in prep) New molecular tools and Mendelian confirmation of genetic markers in the kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus.

Vogel, Augustus B., Tenggardjaja, Kim, Edmands, Suzanne, Halbert, Natalie D., Derr, James N., & Hedgecock, Dennis. (in prep) Introgression of cattle mtDNA into Santa Catalina Island American bison.

Vogel, Augustus B., & Edmands, Suzanne. (in prep) Analyzing population genetic structure in Paralabrax clathratus and Clinocottus annalis across potential barriers to gene flow.

Vogel, Augustus B., & Edmands, Suzanne. (in prep) A method for calculating the estimated statistical power of different genetic sampling regimes.

Vogel, Augustus B., & Edmands, Suzanne. (in prep) Using simulation to explore the influence of marker number in estimating F-statistics.

Vogel, Augustus B. & Edmands, Suzanne. (in prep) Analyzing the influence of temporal genetic variance on spatial genetic variance and its consequences for management of the kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus.

Vogel, Augustus B., Kiefer, Dale & Edmands, Suzanne. (in prep) Connecting recruitment success and emergent environmental patterns with otoliths and remote sensing technology: environmental triads and recruitment windows for the kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus.