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Annual Meeting: Southern California Academy of Sciences: May 29-30, 2009.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ANNUAL MEETING STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARDS

Over 40 students entered this year's competition for SCAS student-presentation awards. Awards were given in the categories of Biological and Physical Sciences for both posters and talks. Owing to the large number of student presentations in both categories of the Biological Sciences, two Honorable Mention awards were given. First-place award winners received $100 and Honorable mention winners received $50.

Student Presentation Awards

Physical Science--1st Place Talk

Kimbrie L. Gobbi, Patricia V. Narwold, Sarah C. Gray, University of San Diego, Marine Science and Environmental Studies Department

INORGANIC SEDIMENT SOURCE, FLUX, AND COMPOSITION WITHIN BAYS IN ST. JOHN, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

Molecular Biology and Physiology--1st Place Talk

Brat NB (1,2), Waggoner CM (1,2), Reyes JA (1,2), Fairey R (3), and Kelley KM. (1,2)

(1) Environmental Endocrinology Laboratory Department of Biology, CSULB, CA 90840.

(2) Institute for Integrated Research on Materials, Environment, and Society, CSULB, CA 90840.

(3) Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, CA

DOCUMENTATION OF THYROID ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION IN PACIFIC STAGHORN SCULPIN (LEPTOCOTTUS ARMATUS) AND SHINER SURFPERCH (CYMATOGASTER AGGREGATA) RESIDING IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Ecology and Evolution--1st Place Talk (tied)

A.W. Fredell and D. C. Zacherl, California State University Fullerton, Fullcrton, CA, 92834

OUT OF THE SAND AND INTO THE SURF: DETERMINING PHILOPATRY AND POPULATION CONECTIVITY IN THE CALIFORNIA RUNION, LEURESTHES TENUIS (ATHERINOPSIDAE).

Danielle Y. Trathen California State University, Los Angeles

COMPARATIVE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF CARIBBEAN SEA SLUGS WITH LONG-LIVED VS. SHORT-LIVED LARVAE

Ecology: Honorable mention (2 papers)

Lisa Komoroske (1), Rebecca Lewison (1), Peter H. Dutton (2), Jeffrey Seminoff (2), Dimitri Deheyn; (3)

(1) San Diego State University; (2) NOAA--Southwest Fisheries Science Center; (3) Scripps Institution of Oceanography

EVALUATING CONTAMINANTS IN AN ENDANGERED SPECIES INHABITING AN URBANIZED COASTAL ECOSYSTEM: BIOACCUMULATION AND HEALTH EFFECTS IN THE EAST PACIFIC GREEN TURTLE (CHELONIA MYDAS) IN SAN DIEGO BAY

M.N. Garchow and P. Krug. CSU Los Angeles, Department of Biology, Los Angeles, CA, 90032.

POPULATION DYNAMICS AT A SHIFTING RANGE BOUNDARY BETWEEN SISTER SPECIES OF ESTUARINE SEA SLUG: ROLE OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT VERSUS LARVAL SUPPLY

Poster Awardees

Physical Science--1st Place

REZAIE BOROON, M. H., California State University, Los Angeles, CA, mrezaie@calstatela.edu, RAMIREZ, P., California State University, Los Angeles, CA,

COMBINED GEOCHEMICAL AND DIGENETIC PROCESSES CONTROL THE CADMIUM ENRICHEMENT IN SEDIMENTARY ROCKS OF SOUTHERN TOGO, WEST AFRICA

Molecular Biology and Physiology--1st Place

Sergio, University of La Verne Biology Department, 1950 Third St. La Verne, CA 91750

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANISM OF METHOXYCHLOR IMPACT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THYMOCYTES.

Ecology and Evolution (3 awardees)

T. Duong, J. Gov, and G. Liu. UCLA, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Los Angeles, CA, 90095.

AGGREGATING BEHAVIOR AND SPECIES PREFERENCE IN THREE SPECIES OF GUNNEL: Apodichthys flavidus, Apodichthys fucorum and Pholis ornate.

W. Liu, C. Mac, and S. E. Walker. Department of Biological Science, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton CA 92831

THE IMPACT OF FIGHTING STRESS ON LIFESPAN IN THE HOUSE CRICKET (ACHETA DOMESTICUS)

N.P. West and K.A. Dickson, California State University Fullerton, Department of Biological Science, Fullerton, CA, 92831.

OCULAR MUSCLES AS A HEAT SOURCE FOR CRANIAL ENDOTHERMY IN THE SHORTFIN MAKO SHARK, ISURUS OXYRINCHUS

Student Grants

The Southern California Academy of Sciences supports a program of Grants to graduate and undergraduate students. One stipulation for the winners is that they present their research at the following year's Annual Meeting. This years award winners were

Tracey Magrann Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences

Nutrient Threshold for Production of Cyanobacterial Toxins in Southern California Lagoons, Bays, and Lakes

Thomas Farrugia California State University, Long Beach, Dept of Biology

Biology Department

Site fidelity, residency time and habitat use of the shovelnose guitarfish (Rhinobatos productus) in a southern California estuary: assessing restoration success

Chris Chabot University of California, Los Angeles Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Comparative Phylogeography of the Grey Smoothhound (Mustelus californicus) and the Brown Smoothhound (Mustelus henlei) from the Northeastern Pacific
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PRESENTERS

 Abstract
Name Number

M. James Allen 10
Dudenka Anaya 36
Kim Anthony 86
Alexa Aranjo 117
Keith Bayley 37
Michael Bell 8
Noelle Bidegainberry 38
M. Hassan Rezaie-Boroon 39
Navdeep Brar 103
LaRie Burgoyne 21
Donald Cadien 14
Doreen Carpio 40
Chris Chabot 41
Angela Chapman 42
Allen Cooper 43
Aaron Corbit 44
Alina Corcoran 45
Malkena Crowe 123
Michael Curbs 78
Ann Dalkey 23/46
Brian Diep 109
Sabrina Drill 5
The Duong 47
Lyle Enriquez 6
Edward Ervin 20
Christina Fahy 7
James Farlin 102
Lanny Fisk 9,596
Ali Forghani 48
Gerad Fox 49
Andrew Fredell 35
Matthew Garchow 99
Heather Gliniak 50
Kimbrie Gobbi 76
Marti Golden 4
Dominique Gordon 104
Nick Haring 51
Craig Heberer 2
Mark Helvey 1
Elizabeth Hong 118
Otis Horning 52
Edgar Huerta 91
Julie Jung Huh 113
Anna James 53
Steven James 94
Erica Jarvis 11
Cordale Johnson 31
Julianne Kalman 13
Annemarie Kelleghan 114
Serra Lynn Kelley 34
Weilin Liu 55
Angela Llaban 18
Milton Love 83
Christopher Lowe 85
Miguel Macias 56
Tracey Magrann 30
Christopher Martin 88
Karen Martin 16
Tom Mason 12
Eric Miller 80
Victoria Minnich 57
Carlos Mireles 89
Alayna Mitchell 111
Sumit Mitra 115
Helen Musharbash 58
David Nelsen 59
Mary Nishimoto 87
Julia Notar 60
John O'Brien 26
Mark Page 84
Jeremy Pal 25
Mark Parlow 61
Dawn Petchauer 9
Andryus Planutis 119
Daniel Pondella 8,182
Judith Porcasi 92
Cameron Pospisil 62
J. Quintanilla 63
Nur Raudhah Rahman 64
Pedro Ramirez 65
J. Ananda Ranasinghe 15
Mark Roeder 98
Melissa Romero 100
Lily Sam 29
Sergio Sandoval 66
Donna Schroeder 90
Samuel Scoma 67
Sarine Shahmirian 122
Elizabeth Shimer 105
Christopher Solek 28
Matthew Sutton 33
Ariel Takayanagi 112
Danielle Trathen 101
Stephen Trbovich 77
Kent D. Trego 106-108
Tracie Treybig 68
Christina Truong 69
Kristine Tulio 70
Amy Tupa 93
Rachel Uyehara 27
Jinwon Kim 24
Christopher Kofron 19
Lisa Komoroske 22
Jenna Krug 79
Dan Lawson 3
Bonnie Lei 54
Bonnie Lei 110
Kenny Lei 121
Daniel Lim 32
Jennifer Valdez 71
Uriel Vidal 17
Kelly Vuong 72
Sean Walker 73
Nicolas West 74
Michael Wlliams 97
Suh Young (Sharon) Woo 116
Anna Wrona 75
Helena (Hao) Wu 120

Southern California Academy of Sciences 2009 Session Schedule

 Friday, May 29, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 214
 Session: Sustainable Fisheries
 Chair: Mark Helvey

1 8:20 RECONCILING FISHING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL
 SUSTAINABILITY

 Mark Helvey. NOAA National Marine Fisheries
 Service, Southwest Region, Sustainable Fisheries
 Division, Long Beach, CA 90802

2 8:40 ASSESSING POST-RELEASE MORTALITY FOR COMMON
 THRESHER SHARKS CAPTURED IN THE SOUTHERN
 CALIFORNIA RECREATIONAL FISHERY
 C. Heberer (1); C.A. Sepulveda (2); S.A. Aalbers
 (2); D. Bernal (3); S. Kohin (4); National
 Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Region, 6010
 Hidden Valley Drive, Carlsbad, CA. 92011 (2)
 Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research,
 Oceanside, CA.; (3) University of Massachusetts,
 Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA; (4) National Marine
 Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science
 Center, La Jolla, CA.

3 9:00 SEALED OFF FROM THE FISH: EVALUATING A
 MODIFICATION TO PREVENT MARINE MAMMAL
 DEPREDATION ON CALIFORNIA HALIBUT TRAWL GEAR
 D. Lawson. National Marine Fisheries Service,
 Southwest Regional Office, Protected Resources
 Division, Long Beach, CA, 90803. L. Enriquez and
 C. Villafana. National Marine Fisheries Service,
 Southwest Regional Office, Sustainable Fisheries
 Division, Long Beach, CA, 90803. M. McCorkle and
 M. Castagnola. Commercial Fisherman, Santa
 Barbara, CA, 93109.

4 9:20 NOAA FISHERIES SERVICE ETHICAL ANGLER PROGRAM
 M.F. Golden. NOAA Fisheries Service, Long Beach,
 CA 90802

5 9:40 FISHES AND FISHING IN THE LOS ANGELES RIVER
 Sabrina L. Drill (1) and Camm Swift (2). (1) UC
 Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County, 4800
 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022; (2)
 Entrix, Inc. 2140 Eastman Ave # 200, Ventura, CA
 93003

 10:00-10:20 BREAK

6 10:20 THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE SOUTHWEST
 REGION OBSERVER PROGRAM'S ROLE IN REDUCING
 BY CATCH AND MANAGING SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES.
 L. Enriquez. National Marine Fisheries Service,
 Long Beach, CA, 90802. C. Villafana. LM. Systems
 Group. Rockville, MD, 20852.

7 10:40 FEDERAL STATUTORY FRAMEWORK FOR ACHIEVING
 ECOSYSTEM SUSTAINABILITY DURING FISHING
 OPERATIONS IN CALIFORNIA
 Christina C. Fahy National Marine Fisheries
 Service--Southwest Regional Office; 501 W. Ocean
 Blvd.; Suite 4200; Long Beach, California 90802

8 11:00 CENTRAL COAST GROUNDFISH PROJECT: PARTNERSHIP
 DRIVEN EFFORT TO IMPROVE CONSERVATION OF
 GROUNDFISH RESOURCE THROUGH FISHING HARVEST
 REFORM
 Michael Bell, Project Director, The Nature
 Conservancy, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

 11:30-12:30 Plenary Lecture: Auditorium
 Bill Patzert, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
 The Oceans Under Stress ... The Future Ain't What It Used to Be.
 12:30-1:20 LUNCH BREAK

 Friday, May 29, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 214
 Session: Soft Bottom Marine Ecology
 Chair: M. James Allen: SCCWRP

9 F 1:40 STUDIES OF TWO INDIGENOUS FLATFISH, PACIFIC
 SANDDAB AND ENGLISH SOLE, IN SANTA MONICA
 BAY--SEASONAL AND LOCATION- ASSOCIATED
 DIFFERENCES IN SEX STEROID LEVELS
 D.M. Petschauer, C. Cash, J.A. Reyes and K.M.
 Kelley Environmental Endocrinology Lab, Marine
 Biology Program, California State University,
 Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 90840

10 2:00 BATHYMETRIC RESPONSES IN FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE OF
 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SOFT-BOTTOM FISH COMMUNITIES
 TO CHANGING OCEAN CONDITIONS
 M. J. Allen, Southern California Coastal Water
 Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

11 2:20 SPAWNING-RELATED MOVEMENTS OF BARRED SAND BASS,
 PARALABRAX NEBULIFER, IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
 INTERPRETATIONS FROM TWO DECADES OF HISTORICAL
 TAG AND RECAPTURE DATA.
 E.T. Jarvis, C. Linardich, and C.F. Valle.
 California Department of Fish and Game, Marine
 Region, Los Alamitos, CA, 90720.

12 F 2:40 HABITAT USE AND THE EFFECTS OF HABITAT BREAKS ON
 THE MOVEMENTS OF TEMPERATE GAMEFISHES IN A
 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE PROTECTED AREA
 T. Mason and C.G. Lowe. California State
 University Long Beach, Department of Biological
 sciences, Long Beach, CA, 90840.

 3:00-3:20 BREAK

13 3:20 FIELD RESEARCH AT CABRILLO MARINE AQUARIUM:
 LONG-TERM MONITORING OF LOCAL MARINE HABITATS
 Julienne E. Kalman. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA
 90731.

14 3:40 MEGABENTHIC INVERTEBRATES OF THE UPPER
 CONTINENTAL SLOPE OFF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 Don Cadien, Marine Biology Lab, Sanitation
 Districts of Los Angeles County, Carson, CA,
 90745

15 4:00 CAN SEDIMENT PROFILE IMAGING ENHANCE
 TRADITIONAL BENTHIC ASSESSMENTS?
 J. Ananda Ranasinghe (1) and Giancarlo Cicchetti
 (2). (1) Southern California Coastal Water
 Research Project (SCCWRP), Costa Mesa, CA 92626
 and (2) US Environmental Protection Agency,
 Narragansett, RI 02882.

16 4:20 THE SANDY BEACH ECOSYSTEM AS AN INTEGRATED
 WHOLE: COMPONENTS, CONNECTIONS, AND CONCERNS
 K. L. Martin and J. E. Dugan. Pepperdine
 University, Department of Biology, Malibu, CA,
 90253 and University of California, Santa
 Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa
 Barbara, CA, 93106.

 5:00-7:00 Poster Session

 Friday, May 29, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 216
 Session: Contributed Papers
 Chair: John Dorsey, Loyola Marymount University

17 8:00 INDICATION OF PROTEIN PRESERVATION IN THE FOSSIL
 WHALE BONES OF THE MIOCENE/PLIOCENE PISCO
 FORMATION, PERU
 U.L. Vidal (1), D.S. Boskovic (1,2), L.R. Brand
 (1). (1) Department of Earth and Biological
 Sciences, School of Science and Technology, Loma
 Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 92350. (2)
 Division of Biochemistry, School of Medicine,
 Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 92350.

18 E 8:20 SLUG SEX, REPRODUCTIVE SCE, AND ALLEE EFFECTS AT
 A SHIFTING RANGE BOUNDARY
 A.S. Llaban and P.J. Krug. California State
 University Los Angeles, Department of Biological
 Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 90032.

19 E 8:40 THE ENDANGERED MORRO BAY KANGAROO RAT DIPODOMYS
 HEERMANNI MORROENSIS IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY,
 CALIFORNIA: 2008
 C.P. Kofron and F.X. Villablanea. U.S. Fish and
 Wildlife Service, Ventura, CA; and Department of
 Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic
 State University, San Luis Obispo.

20 9:00 FROM DOT LOCALITIES TO AN UPDATED DISTRIBUTION
 MAP: REFINING THE DISTRIBUTION PATTERN OF THE
 RARE "COMMON GARTERSNAKE" (THANINOPHIS SIRTALIS)
 IN THE SEMI-ARID SOUTH COAST BIOREGION OF
 CALIFORNIA.
 Edward L. Ervin1 and Clark R. Mahrdt2.
 lAssociate Biologist, Merkel & Associates, Inc.,
 5434 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123; 2Research
 Assistant, San Diego Natural History Museum,
 Dept. of Herpetology, P.O. Box 121390, San
 Diego, CA 92112-1390

21 E 9:20 FLUCTUATING AND TRANSLATIONAL ASYMMETRY AS
 INDICATORS OF STRESS FOR COASTAL WETLAND PLANTS
 LaRie Burgoyne, Daryle Hinton-Hardin, Gianna
 Ramos, Maekenzie Shribbs, and Dr. Philippa M.
 Drennan, Loyola Marymount University, Department
 of Biology, Los Angeles, CA 90045

22 E 9:40 EVALUATING CONTAMINANTS IN AN ENDANGERED SPECIES
 INHABITING AN URBANIZED COASTAL ECOSYSTEM:
 BIOACCUMULATION AND HEALTH EFFECTS IN THE EAST
 PACIFIC GREEN TURTLE (CHELONIA MYDAS) IN SAN
 DIEGO BAY
 Lisa Komoroske (1), Rebecca Lewison (1), Peter
 H. Dutton (2), Jeffrey Seminoff (2), Dimitri
 Deheyn (3); (1) San Diego State University; (2)
 NOAA- Southwest Fisheries Science Center; (3)
 Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 10:00-10:20 BREAK

 Friday, May 29, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 216
 Session: Climate Change
 Chair: Ann Dalkey, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

23 10:20 EVERYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: REDUCING
 GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.
 Dalkey, A. Palos Verdes Peninsula Land
 Conservancy, Rolling Hills Estates, CA, 90274

24 10:40 THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ON SOUTHERN
 CALIFORNIA: IMPLICATIONS ON WATER RESOURCES,
 WILDFIRES, AND AIR QUALITY
 Kim, Jinwon, Joint Institute For Regional Earth
 System Science and Engineering/Department of
 Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of
 California Los Angeles

25 11:00 CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON WATER RESOURCES IN
 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 Jeremy S. Pal, Loyola Marymount University,
 Seaver College of Science and Engineering,
 Department of Civil Engineering and
 Environmental Science, Los Angeles, CA 90045

 11:30-12:30 Plenary Lecture: Location: Auditorium
 Bill Patzert, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
 The Oceans Under Stress ... The Future Ain't What It Used to Be.

 12:30-1:20 LUNCH BREAK

 Friday, May 29, 2009
 Location: Cecidia 216
 Session: Contributed Papers
 Chair: Brad Blood, PSOMAS

26 1:20 STATUS, DISTRIBUTION, AND RELATIVE ABUNDANCE OF
 FISHES IN THE UPPER SAN GABRIEL RIVER BASIN.
 J.W. O'Brien, H. K. Hansen, and M. E. Stephens.
 California Department of Fish and Game, 4665
 Lampson Ave, Suite C, Los Alamitos, CA, 90720.

27 E 1:40 BIRD USE OF CONCRETE-BOTTOM AND NATURAL-BOTTOM
 HABITATS ON THE LOS ANGELES RIVER
 R. Uyehara, C. Kumpu, and J. R. Thomlinson.
 Department of Biology, California State
 University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA 90747.

28 2:00 BLACK FLY (DIPTERA: SIMULIIDAE) DISTRIBUTION,
 DIVERSITY, AND ANTHROPOGENIC INFLUENCES ON
 LARVAL ABUNDANCE IN THE UPPER SAN GABRIEL RIVER
 CATCHMENT (LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA).
 C.W. Solek, Southern California Coastal Water
 Research Project, Watersheds Department, Costa
 Mesa, CA, 92626.

29 E 2:20 SETTLEMENT OF OSTREA LURIDA AS A FUNCTION OF
 TIDAL HEIGHT IN NEWPORT BAY, CALIFORNIA
 L.A. Sam and D.C. Zacherl. California State
 University, Fullerton. Department of Biological
 Science.

30 E 2:40 ALGAL CONTROL BY PHOSPHATE RESTRICTION IN
 SHALLOW, FRESHWATER LAKES
 T. M. Magrann, S. G. Dunbar, PhD, and D.
 Boskovic, PhD. Marine Research Group, Loma Linda
 University, Department of Earth and Biological
 Sciences, Loma Linda, CA, 92350.

 3:00-3:20 BREAK

31 E 3:20 THE PHYTOREMEDIATION CAPACITY OF BACCHARIS
 SALICIFOLIA WITH RESPECT TO COPPER SEQUESTRATION
 Cordale Johnson, John Thomlinson, and Connie
 Vadheim Roth, Cal State University Dominguez
 Hills, Department of Biology, Carson, CA, 90747

32 E 3:40 THE PRODUCTION OF ACOUSTIC SIGNALS IN THE HOUSE
 CRICKET ACHETA DOMESTICUS: MORPHOLOGICAL
 INFLUENCE ON CALLING SONGS.

 D. Lim and S.E. Walker. California State
 University, Fullerton, Department of Biological
 Science, Fullerton, CA, 92831

33 E 4:00 EFFECT OF EXOTIC ANNUAL GRASS REMOVAL ON THE RE-
 ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMON NATIVE OAK UNDERSTORY
 SPECIES ON SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CA
 Matthew P. Suttoa and Darren R. Sandquist.
 California State University, Fullerton,
 Department of Biological Science, Fullerton, CA,
 92834-6850.

34 E 4:20 ARE ALL LARVAE CREATED EQUAL? LIPID VARIATION IN
 KELLETIA KELLETII LARVAE ACROSS THEIR GEOGRAPHIC
 RANGE.
 S.L. Kelley and D.C. Zacherl. Southern
 California Ecosystems Research Program,
 California State University, Fullerton,
 Department of Biology, Fullerton, CA, 92831.

35 E 4:40 OUT OF THE SAND AND INTO THE SURF: DETERMINING
 PHILOPATRY AND POPULATION CONECTIVITY IN THE
 CALIFORNIA GRUNION, LEURESTHES TENUIS
 (ATHERINOPSIDAE).
 A.W. Fredell and D. C. Zacherl, California State
 University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 92834

 5:00-7:00 Poster Session

 Friday, May 29, 2009
 Location: View Room
 Session: Poster Session and Wine and Cheese Social 5-7 P.M.

36 COMPARISON OF TWO URBAN WETLAND STTES USING BENTHIC
 MACRO-INVERTEBRATES AND ABIOTIC VARIABLES
 D. A. Anaya and John R. Thomlinson, California State
 University, Dominguez Hills, Department of Biology, Carson,
 CA, 90747

37 E THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT AND FEEDING CYCLES ON FEEDING
 ANTICIPATORY BEHAVIORS OF THE BAY PIPEFISH, SYNGNATHUS
 LEPT0RHYNCHUS
 K. Bayley, H. Chu and M. Estrada. University of California Los
 Angeles, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Los
 Angeles, CA, 90024

38 CORRELATION BETWEEN FREQUENCY OF MARINE LEECH (Malmiana buthi)
 INFECTION AND THE SIZE OF ITS FISH HOST (Oligocottus snyderi)
 Noelle Bidegainberry, Alison Fujii, and Larisa Pender-Healy,
 Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

39 P COMBINED GEOCHEMICAL AND DIGENETIC PROCESSES CONTROL THE
 CADMIUM ENRICHEMENT IN SEDIMENTARY ROCKS OF SOUTHERN TOGO,
 WEST AFRICA
 M.H. REZAIE-BOROON, California State University, Los Angeles,
 CA, mrezaie@calstatela.edu, RAMIREZ, P., California State
 University, Los Angeles, CA, pramir@calstatela.edu, GNANDI,
 K., University of Lome, Togo, kgnandi@yahoo.fr

40 F DEVELOPMENT OF THE HEART AND QUANTIFICATION OF SPONGY VERSUS
 COMPACT MYOCARDIUM IN ENDOTHERMIC AND ECTOTHERMIC
 SCOMBRID FISHES
 Doreen Emilee Carpio, Lori Critchfield, and Kathryn Dickson;
 California State University of Fullerton, Department of
 Biological Science; Fullerton, CA 92831

41 E INTROGRESSION OF MITOCHONDRIAL DNA BETWEEN CATOSTOMUS
 FUMEIVENTRIS AND CATOSTOMUS SANTAANAE (CYPRINIFORMES:
 CATOSTOMIDAE) IN THE SANTA CLARA DRAINAGE
 Chris Chabot (1), Donald Buth (1), Camm Swift (2), Jonathan
 Sim (1), Thomas Dowling (3), Larry Allen (4); (1) CLA, Los
 Angeles, CA, (2) Entrix, Inc., Ventura, CA, (3) Arizona State
 University, Tempe, AZ, (4) California State University,
 Northridge, CA

42 A COMPARISON OF CURRENT AND HISTORICAL SHOREBIRD POPULATIONS
 IN VENTURA COUNTY: PRELIMINARY RESULTS
 Angela Chapman, Donald A. Rodriguez, Christopher Kahler,
 Christina Fahim, Lisa Winfrey and Amanda Goldstein. Biology
 and Environmental Science and Resource Management Programs,
 One University Drive, California State University Channel
 Islands, Camarillo, CA 93012

43 A STING TO DIE FOR: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VENOM AVAILABILITY
 AND PREDATORY AND DEFENSIVE STINGING BEHAVIOR IN THE
 CENTIPEDES SCOLOPENDRA POLYMORPHA AND S. SUBSPINIPES
 A.M. Cooper, G.A. Fox, D.R. Nelsen, and W.K. Hayes. Loma Linda
 University, Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, Loma
 Linda, CA, 92350.

44 HOW DANGEROUS ARE BABY RATTLESNAKES? ORIGIN AND PREVALENCE
 OF A DEFANGED MYTH
 A.G. Corbit and W.K. Hayes, Department of Earth and Biological
 Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 92350

45 E STOR.MWATER PLUME DEVELOPMENT IN SANTA MONICA BAY, CA (USA)
 A.A. Corcoran, K.M. Reifel, B.H. Jones and R.F. Shipe.
 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of
 California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095; Marine
 Environmental Biology, Department of Biological Sciences,
 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089;
 Institute of the Environment, University of California Los
 Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

46 MICROCLIMATE TRENDS FOR THREE SPECIES OF COASTAL SAGE SCRUB
 ON THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA.
 Dalkey (1), A., N. Lime, O. Saliu (2), and N. Wakama (2).
 Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Rolling Hills
 Estates, CA, 90274; (2) Palos Verdes Peninsula High School,
 Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

47 E AGGREGATING BEHAVIOR AND SPECIES PREFERENCE IN THREE SPECIES
 OF GUNNEL: Apodichthys flavidus, Apodichthys fucorum and
 Pholis ornate.
 T. Duong, J. Gov, and G. Liu. UCLA, Department of Ecology and
 Evolutionary Biology, Los Angeles, CA, 90095.

48 F COMPARISON OF DIGESTIVE ENZYME ACTIVITIES IN THE ENDOTHERMIC
 MAKO SHARK AND THE ECTOTHERMIC BLUE SHARK
 Ali Forghani, Ramtin Khanipour, and Kathryn Dickson;
 California State University of Fullerton, Department of
 Biological Science; Fullerton, CA 92831

49 VENOM YIELD AND CHARACTERISTICS IN THE DESERT HAIRY SCORPION
 (HADRURUS ARIZONENSIS)
 G.A. Foz, W.K. Hayes, A.M. Cooper, and D.R. Nelsen. Department
 of Earth and Biological Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma
 Linda, CA, 92350.

50 TEMPORAL TRENDS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FISH POPULATIONS
 H.L. Gliniak, C.F. Valle, E.T. Jarvis, O. Homing, and C.
 Linardich. California Department of Fish and Game, Los
 Alamitos, CA 90720.

51 TOLERANCE INTERVALS OF BIOIIVDICATORS CHARACTERIZE REFERENCE
 CONDYITONS FOR SOFT BOTTOM MACROFAUNA OFF SAN DIEGO, SOUTHERN
 CALIFORNIA
 Nick Haring, Tim Stebbins, Ron Velarde; City of San Diego
 Marine Biology Laboratory, Metropolitan Wastewater Department,
 San Diego, CA 92101

52 SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF BARRED SAND BASS CATCH IN THE
 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRIVATE/RENTAL BOAT FISHERY (2004-2008)
 O. Horning, E.T. Jarvis, and C.F. Valle. California Department
 of Fish and Game, Marine Region, Los Alamitos, CA, 90720.

53 E DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF JUVENILE POCILLOPORA SP. AND
 ENCRUSTING CORRALLINE ALGAE ON OCEANOGRAPHIC MOORINGS
 AROUND MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
 A.K. James. Moorea LTER, University of California Santa
 Barbara, Department of Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology,
 Santa Barbara, CA, 93117.

54 TO SPECIATE OR NOT TO SPECIATE?: POPULATION STRUCTURE OF
 HAMINOEA VESICULA (OPISTHOBRANCHIA: HAMINOEIDAE) IN THE
 NORTHEAST PACIFIC
 Bonnie R. Lei. Walnut High School, 400 North Pierre Road,
 Walnut, CA 91789. Department of Biological Sciences,
 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 3801 West
 Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768-4032

55 E THE IMPACT OF FIGHTING STRESS ON LIFESPAN IN THE HOUSE CRICKET
 (ACHETA DOMESTICUS)
 W. Liu, C. Mae, and S. E. Walker. Department of Biological
 Science, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton CA
 92831

56 DO WOODY CHAPARRAL SPECIES FACILITATE RECRUITMENT OF ISLAND
 OAKS ON CATALINA ISLAND?
 Miguel A. Macias, Matthew P. Sutton and barren R. Sandquist.
 California State University, Fullerton, Department of
 Biological Science, Fullerton, CA, 92834-6850.

57 ENVIRONMENTAL METAPHORS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY: WORKFLOW OF
 THE CASE STUDY "THE ELEPHANT AND THE OAK TREE"
 V.G. Minnich. University of California, Santa Barbara. Donald
 Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Santa
 Barbara, CA, 93106.

58 M POSSIBLE ROLE OF KIDNEY CHROMAFFIN CELLS IN CRANIAL ENDOTHERMY
 IN THE ALBACORE TUNA, Thunnus alalunga
 H. Musharbash and K.A. Dickson, Department of Biological
 Science, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton,
 CA, 93831

59 POKE BUT DON'T PINCH: RISK ASSESSMENT AND DEFENSIVE BEHAVIORS
 OF THE WESTERN WIDOW SPIDER (LATRODECUTS HESPERUS)
 D.R. Nelsen, A.M. Cooper, G.A. Fox, and W.K. Hayes. Loma Linda
 University, Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, Loma
 Linda, CA, 92350.

60 E ECOLOGY OF AN INTERTIDAL LEECH: EXPANDING THE RANGE OF
 MALMIANA BUTHI
 J.C. Notar and J. Gessoes. University of California, Los
 Angeles, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Los
 Angeles, CA, 90095.

61 ARRIAL THERMAL IMAGERY AND PLANT DIVERSITY IN POST-FIRE
 ENVIRONMENTS OF THE NORTH MOUNTAIN EXPERIMENTAL AREA
 Mark E. Parlow, Marcia G. Narog, Jan L. Beyers, David R.
 Weise, Philip J. Riggan, and Anna Wrona, USDA Forest Service,
 Riverside, California, 92507

62 F THE USE OF ROTENONE AS MEANS OF INCREASING SURVEY BIODIVERSITY
 IN THE ROCKY INTERTIDAL ZONE
 C.R. Pospisil, Rene Carbajal and Suong Tran. Department of
 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA, Los Angeles CA,
 90095-1606

63 E AN HERBARIUM STUDY OF THE PHENOLOGY OF FOUR WET-SEASON
 DECIDUOUS TROPICAL PLANT SPECIES
 J. Quintanilla, L. Gabrielian, and V. Carmona-Galindo.
 Department of Biology, Loyola Marymount University, Los
 Angeles, CA 90045.

64 E DO Medicago truncatula SEEDS PERCEIVE NOD FACTOR?
 N.R. Rahman, G. Ramirez, and G. Brelles-Marino, California
 State Polytechnic University, Biological Sciences Department,
 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768.

65 EVIDENCE FOR SIMILAR CLIMATIC CONDITIONS DURING DEPOSITION OF
 THE PALEOCENE SILVERADO AND LAS VIRGENES FORMATIONS OF
 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE EOCENE IONE FORMATION OF CENTRAL
 CALIFORNIA
 P.C. Ramirez and A.C. Hamane, Department of Geological
 Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles Los
 Angeles, CA 90032

66 M AN INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANISM OF METHOXYCHLOR IMPACT ON
 THE DEVELOPMENT OF THYMOCYTES.
 Sergio Sandoval, University of La Verne Biology Department,
 1950 Third St. La Verne, CA 91750

67 DISTRIBUTION OF MYLTTUS AND PISASTER AT THE LOS ANGELES RIVER
 OUTLET
 S.R. Scoma, L.C. Teague, A.M. Noice, M. Moradian. Pasadena
 City College, Pasadena, 91101.

68 F EFFECTS OF DELAYED HATCHING ON DEVELOPMENT AND SWIMMING
 SPEED IN THE CALIFORNIA GRUNION, LEURESTHES TENUIS
 Treybig, Tracie; Degrassi, Allyson; Casillas, Ernesto; Hessom,
 Elizabeth; Ramos, Elaine.

69 E THE DISTRIBUTION AND BEHAVIOR OF THE INTERTIDAL LEECH Malmiana
 buthi AS OBSERVED IN THE ROCKFISH TANK AT THE BODEGA MARINE
 LABORATORY
 Ashleigh Berger, David Lau, Christina Truong. Department of
 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California,
 Los Angeles, 90024

70 E TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS FOR GERMINATION OF THE SAND VERBENAS
 ABRONIA MARITIMA S. AND ABRONIA UMBELLATA Lam.
 Kristine Tulio and Philippa M Drennan, Loyola Marymount
 University, Department of Biology, Los Angeles, CA 90045

71 P IDENTIFYING CULTURABLE BACTERIA FROM DEL REY LAGOON, LOS
 ANGELES COUNTY, DURING FLOOD AND EBB TIDAL FLOWS
 Jennifer T. Valdez (1), Julie Huh (2), John H. Dorsey (3),
 Loyola Marymount University, Department of Civil Engineering,
 Los Angeles, CA 900451, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA
 900042, Loyola Marymount University, Natural Science
 Department, Los Angeles, CA 900453

72 E SEXUAL DIMORPHISM IN HOUSE CRICKETS (ACHETA DOMESTICUS) AND
 GRYLLUS PENNSYLVANICUS
 B.D. Narcisse (1), K. Vuongl, J. Andrew Roberts (2), and S. E.
 Walker (1). (1) Department of Biological Science, California
 State University Fullerton, Department of Biology, Fullerton,
 CA, 92831. (2) Department of Evolution, Ecology, and
 Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University at Newark,
 Newark OH, 43055

73 M THE EFFECTS OF AGE AND STRESS ON THE IMMUNE RESPONSE OF MALE
 AND FEMALE HOUSE CRICKETS (ACHETA DOMESTICUS)
 K. Celeste, E. Hill, and S. E. Walker Department of Biological
 Science, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA,
 92831.

74 E OCULAR MUSCLES AS A HEAT SOURCE FOR CRANIAL ENDOTHERMY IN
 THE SHORTFIN MAKO SHARK, ISURUS OXYRINCHUS
 N.P. West and K.A. Dickson, California State University
 Fullerton, Department of Biological Science, Fullerton, CA,
 92831.

75 EFFECTS OF RECENT FIRE ON PLANT DIVERSITY ALONG CHAPARRAL FUEL
 BREAKS
 Anna M. Wrong, Marcia G. Narog, Tim Paysen, Jan L. Beyers,
 USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station,
 Riverside, California, 92507.

 Saturday, May 30, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 214
 Session: Reef Biology
 Chair: Daniel Pondella III, Occidental College

76 P 8:40 INORGANIC SEDIMENT SOURCE, FLUX, AND COMPOSTITON
 WITHIN BAYS IN ST. JOHN, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
 Kimbrie L. Gobbi, Sarah C. Gray, Patricia V.
 Narwold, University of San Diego, Marine Science
 and Environmental Studies Department, 5998
 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

77 F 9:00 EVIDENCE OF REDUCED GENE FLOW ALONG AN INSHORE-
 OFFSHORE GRADIENT OBSERVED IN KELP BASS
 (PARALABRAX CLATHRATUS) IN THE SOUTHERN
 CALIFORNIA BIGHT
 S.M. Trbovich and R.R. Wilson, Jr. California
 State University-Long Beach, Department of
 Biological Sciences, Long Beach, CA 90840

78 9:20 BOOM AND BUST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA KELP BEDS
 Michael D. Curtis Senior Scientist MBC Applied
 Environmental Sciences Costa Mesa, CA

79 E 9:40 A TEST FOR CORRELATED RECRUITMENT OF PREDATOR
 AND PREY SPECIES OF KELP FOREST FISHES
 J M. Krug and M.A. Steele. California State
 University, Northridge, Department of Biology,
 Northridge, CA, 91330.

 10:00-10:20 BREAK

80 10:20 BOTTOM-UP FORCING AND VARIATION IN THE SOUTHERN
 CALIFORNIA GIANT KELP FORESTS, 1967-2007.
 Eric F. Miller, MBC Applied Environmental
 Sciences, Costa Mesa, CA

81 10:40 THE ROCKY REEFS OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BIGHT
 D.J. Pondella, II. Department of Biology and
 Vantuna Research Group, Moore Laboratory of
 Zoology, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd. Los
 Angeles, CA 90041

82 11:00 THE ICHTHYOPLANKTON OF KING HARBOR, REDONDO
 BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 1974-2006 D. J. Pondella,
 II (1). J. P. Williams (1) and E. F. Miller (2) (1)
 Department of Biology and Vantuna Research
 Group, Moore Laboratory of Zoology, Occidental
 College, 1600 Campus Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90041.
 (2) MBC Applied Environmental Sciences, 3000 Red
 Hill Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 11:30-12:30 Plenary Lecture: Location: Auditorium
 Dr. Ann Scarborough Bull, Minerals Management Service
 Outlook On The Outer Continental Shelf For Offshore Energy
 12:30-1:20 LUNCH BREAK

 Saturday, May 30, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 214
 Session: Marine Platforms
 Chair: Chris Lowe, CSU Long Beach

83 1:40 15 YEARS OF PLATFORM FISH RESEARCH SOMEHOW
 REDUCED TO A 15 MINUTE SOUNDBITE M. S. Love and
 M. Nishimoto, Marine Science Institute,
 University of California, Santa Barbara, 93106.
 D. S. Schroeder, Minerals Management Service,
 770 Paseo Camarillo, CA 93010.

84 2:00 HABTTAT FORMING INVERTEBRATES ASSOCIATED WTTH
 OIL PLATFORMS IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL:
 POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE STABLE STATES
 H.M. Page, J.E. Dugan, C.S. Culver, and S.C.
 Schroeter, Marine Science Institute, University
 of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 93117.

85 2:20 SITE FIDELITY PATTERNS OF GROUNDFISHES
 ASSOCIATED WITH PLATFORMS IN THE SANTA BARBARA
 CHANNEL.
 C.G. Lowe (1), K.M Anthony, E.T. Jarvis (1),
 L.F. Bellquist (1), and M.S. Love (2). (1)
 California State University Long Beach, Dept. of
 Biological Sciences, Long Beach, CA 90840,
 (2) Marine Science Institute, University of
 California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
 93106

86 F 2:40 HOMING AND HABTTAT USE OF ROCKFISHES AROUND OIL
 PLATFORMS IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL.
 K.M. Anthony and C.G. Lowe. California State
 University Long Beach, Department of Biological
 Sciences, Long Beach, CA, 90840.

 3:00-3:20 BREAK

87 3:20 FISH RECRUITMENT AT PLATFORMS IS LINKED TO OCEAN
 CURRENT PATTERNS
 M.M. Nishimoto (1), L. Washburn (2, 3), M.S.
 Love (1), D.M. Schroeder (4) and B.M. Emery (3).
 (1) Marine Science Institute, University of
 California, Santa Barbara, CA 93117; (2)
 Department of Geography, UCSB; (3) Institute for
 Computational Earth System Science, UCSB; (4)
 Minerals Management Service, Pacific OCS Region,
 Camarillo, CA

88 3:40 SAN PEDRO SHELF PLATFORM FISH ASSEMBLAGES AND
 RELATIONS TO HABTTAT QUALITY
 C.J.B. Martin *, B.J. Allen, and C.G. Lowe.
 Department of Biological Sciences, California
 State University, Long Beach, CA 90840

89 F 4:00 THE SITE FIDELITY AND DEPTH DISTRIBUTION OF
 SHALLOW OCCURRING NEARSHORE REEF SPECIES
 INHABITING OFFSHORE PETROLEUM PLATFORMS ON THE
 SAN PEDRO SHELF
 Carlos Mireles and Christopher G. Lowe,
 Department of Biology, California State
 University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, CA,
 90840

90 4:20 WHAT CAN OIL PLATFORM STUDIES TELL US ABOUT THE
 POTENTIAL ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF OFFSHORE
 RENEWABLE ENERGY?
 D. M. Schroeder and A. Scarborough-Bull.
 Minerals Management Service, 770 Paseo
 Camarillo, Camarillo, CA, 93010.

 Saturday, May 30, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 203
 Session: Archaeology
 Chair: Edgar Huerta and Steven James, CSU Fullerton

91 1:40 RETHINKING THE PARADIGM: THE CLAY ARTIFACTS FROM
 CAORA-64, THEIR SIGNIFICANCE, AND PLACE WITHIN
 THE EARLY CERAMIC COMPLEX OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 AND ADJACENT REGIONS.
 Edgar Huerta. Department of Anthropology,
 California State University, Fullerton, 800 N.
 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831.

92 2:00 ZOOARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR A TRANS-HOLOCENE
 "BROAD-SPECTRUM REVOLUTION" ON THE CALIFORNIA
 COAST.
 Judith F. Porcasi, Cotsen Institute of
 Archaeology at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 90095

93 2:20 SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND STEATITE SOURCING
 Amy L. Tupa. California State University Long
 Beach, Department of Anthropology, Long Beach,
 CA 90840

94 2:40 THE NINTH CHANNEL ISLAND: ARCHAEOLOGICAL
 INVESTIGATIONS AT ABALONE COVE ON THE PALOS
 VERDES PENINSULA.
 Steven R. James and Gary Jones. Department of
 Anthropology, California State University at
 Fullerton, P.O, Box 6846, Fullerton, CA
 92834-6846.

 3:00-3:20 BREAK

 Saturday, May 30, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 203
 Session: Paleontology
 Chair: Mark Roeder, San Diego Natural History Museum

95 3:20 MARINE DINOFLAGELLATES FROM THE OLIGOCENE OTAY
 FORMATION, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 L.H. Fisk, PaleoResouree Consultants, 550 High
 Street, Suite #108, Auburn, CA, 95603, J.
 Lucas-Clark, Clark Geological, Inc., Fremont, CA
 94536, and L.R. Pratt, PaleoResource
 Consultants, Auburn, CA, 95603.

96 3:40 INTO. STRATIGRAPHIC LEAKAGE OF TERTIARY
 PALYNOMORPHS BEDFORD CANYON FORMATION
 LIIIIESTONE, SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS, SOUTHERN
 CALIFORNIA
 L.H. Fisk, PaleoResource Consultants, 550 High
 Street, Suite #108, Auburn, CA, 95603, G.J.
 Jaecks, American River College, Sacramento, CA
 95841, D.M. Haasl, PaleoResource Consultants,
 Auburn, CA, 95603, D.F. Maloney, PaleoResource
 Consultants, Auburn, CA, 95603, and M.R. Roeder,
 Paleo Environmental Associates, Inc., Costa
 Mesa, CA, 92626.

97 4:00 NEOGENE HERPETOFAUNAS FROM LOUISIANA, USA AND
 THEIR BIOGEOGRAPHICAL AND PALEOENVIRONMENTAL
 SIGNIFICANCE
 M.J. Williams Natural History Museum of Los
 Angeles County, Department of Vertebrate
 Paleontology, Los Angeles, Ca 90007

98 4:20 LATE PLEISTOCENE FOSSILS FROM THE PACIFIC CITY
 PROJECT SITE IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, SOUTHERN
 CALIFORNIA
 M.A. Roeder, Department of Paleontology, San
 Diego Natural History Museum P.O. Box 121390,
 San Diego, CA 92112.

 Saturday, May 30, 2009
 Location: Cecidia 216
 Session: Contributed Papers
 Chair: John Roberts, California State University, Dominguez Hills

99 E 1:20 POPULATION DYNAMICS AT A SHIFTING RANGE BOUNDARY
 BETWEEN SISTER SPECIES OF ESTUARINE SEA SLUG:
 ROLE OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT VERSUS LARVAL
 SUPPLY
 M.N. Garchow and P. Krug. CSU Los Angeles,
 Department of Biology, Los Angeles, CA, 90032.

100 1:40 NTTRIC OXIDE SIGNALING REGULATES LARVAL
 METAMORPHISIS IN A HOST-SPECIALIZED SEA SLUG.
 M. R. Romero and P. J. Krug, California State
 University, Los Angeles, Department of Biology,
 Los Angeles, CA 90032.

101 2:00 COMPARATIVE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF CARIBBEAN SEA
 SLUGS WTTH LONG-LIVED VS. SHORT-LIVED LARVAE
 Danielle Y. Trathen California State University,
 Los Angeles

102 2:20 STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSIS OF A SEAGRASS FOOD WEB
 IN SAN DIEGO BAY J.P. Farlin, Fish Ecology
 Laboratory, San Diego State University, San
 Diego, CA, 92115.

103 M 2:40 DOCUMENTATION OF THYROID ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION IN
 PACIFIC STAGHORN SCULPIN (LEPTOCOTTUS ARMATUS)
 AND SHINER SURFPERCH (CYMATOGASTER AGGRECATA)
 RESIDING IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY
 Brar NB (1,2), Waggoner CM (1,2), Reyes JA
 (1,2), Fairey R (3), and Kelley KM. (1,2) (1)
 Environmental Endocrinology Laboratory
 Department of Biology, CSULB, CA 90840. (2)
 Institute for Integrated Research on Materials,
 Environment, and Society, CSULB, CA 90840. (3)
 Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory, Moss
 Landing Marine Laboratories, CA

 3:00-3:20 BREAK

104 F 3:20 FACTORS THAT ELICIT A SWITCH IN LARVAL
 DEVELOPMENT OF THE SEA SLUG ALDERIA WILLOWI

 Dominique Gordon and Patrick Krug. Biological
 Sciences, California State University, Los
 Angeles

105 3:40 SURVIVAL AT THE EDGE: ECOPHYSIOLOGY AND RANGE
 LIMUTS OF ALDERIA E.L. Shinier and P.J. Krug,
 California State University, Los Angeles,
 Department of Biology, Los Angeles, CA 90032

106 4:00 POSSIBLE MACROBENTHIC COMMUNITIES IN THE DEEPEST
 OCEAN HADAL TRENCHES Kent D. Trego, Nautilus
 Oceanic Institute, La Jolla, California 92037

107 4:20 INTERNAL OCEAN SURFACING ON THE JUPTTER
 SATELLITES EUROPA AND GANYMEDE K.D. Trego,
 Nautilus Oceanic Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037

108 4:40 EVAPORATION OF OCEANS ON THE SURFACE OF MARS
 Kent D. Trego, Nautilus Oceanic Institute, La
 Jolla, CA 92037

 Saturday, May 30, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 202
 Session: Research Training Program Session I
 Chair: Richard Schwartz

109 8:20 COMPARATIVE HISTOLOGY OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT IN
 THE SOUTH AMERICAN PARASITIC CATFISHES
 (TELEOSTEI, TRICHOMYCTERIDAE)
 Diep, Brian (1), Jonathan N. Basking, Andrew
 Cheng San Gabriel High School, San Gabriel, CA,
 917761, California State Polytechnic University
 Pomona, Department of Biological Sciences,
 Pomona, CA, 917688

110 8:40 CRYPTIC SPECIES AND SYNONYMS: A RECLASSIFICATION
 OF THE TROPICAL SPURILLA GENUS
 Bonnie R. Lei. Walnut High School, 400 North
 Pierre Road, Walnut, CA 91789. Department of
 Biological Sciences, California State
 Polytechnic University, Pomona, 3801 West Temple
 Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768-4032.

111 9:00 AN ANALYSIS OF COYOTE AND FOX DIETARY HABITS IN
 THE PALOS VERDES LAND PRESERVES, PALOS VERDES
 PENINSULA, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 Mitchell, Alayna (1); Dalkey, Ann (2) Torrance
 High School, 2200 West Carson Street, Torrance,
 CA 905011 Palos Verdes Peninsula Land
 Conservancy, 916 Silver Spur Road, Suite 207,
 Rolling Hills Estates, CA 902748

112 9:20 ANTS AS SYMBIOTIC PARTNERS AND HABTTAT QUALITY
 INDICATORS FOR GLAUCOPSYCHE LYGDAMUS
 PALOSVERDESENSIS, THE PALOS VERDES BLUE
 BUTTERFLY
 Ariel Takayanagi; Palos Verdes High School

113 9:40 DYNAMICS OF FECAL INDICATOR AND OTHER BACTERIA
 DURING VARYING TIDAL CONDITIONS IN DEL REY
 LAGOON, PLAYA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA
 J.J. Huh, J.T. Valdez, J. Dorsey.
 Leonetti-O'Connell Honors Research in Science,
 Loyola Marymount University and Marlborough
 School, Department of Natural Sciences, Los
 Angeles, CA, 90015 and 90004.

 10:00-10:20 BREAK

114 10:20 AN INVESTIGATION OF RADIOISOTOPES AND E.COLI
 LEVELS IN SANTA MONICA BEACH
 A. R. Kelleghan Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles,
 CA and University of Southern California, Los
 Angeles, CA

115 10:40 THE EFFECT OF DENITRIFICATION ON METHANOGENESIS
 IN CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS
 Sumit Mitra, University High School, Irvine, CA

116 AND PHOTOSYNTHETIC C[O.sub.2] UPTAKE OF INVASIVE
 AND NATIVE PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA
 Suh Y. Woo Teacher Peter Starodub, Mentor Dr.
 Rasoul Sharifi, Research conducted at University
 of California, Los Angeles, Department of
 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 11:30-12:30 Plenary Lecture: Auditorium
 Dr. Ann Scarborough Bull, Minerals Management Service
 Outlook On The Outer Continental Shelf For Offshore Energy

 12:30-1:20 LUNCH BREAK

 Saturday, May 30, 2009
 Location: Cecilia 202
 Session: Research Trainiing Program Session II
 Chair: Martha Schwartz

117 1:40 MPP+ MEDIATES CALPAIN ACTIVATION IN PRIMARY
 NEURONS: A FLUORESCENT BASED ANALYSIS OF A
 PARKINSONIAN MODEL
 Alexa Aranjo, Mr. Martin Byhower, Chadwick
 School; Professor Michel Baudry University of
 Southern California

118 2:00 CONSTRUCTION OF HUMAN RECOMBINANT IgA1 SPECIFIC
 TO M1 MANNAN ON CANDIDA ALBICANS CELL SURFACE
 Elizabeth Hong, Nicole Johnson, and Mason Zhang
 Ph.D. California State University Long Beach
 1250 Bellflower Blvd, MICR 202E Long Beach, CA
 92648

119 2:20 EXTRACELLULAR WNT/[beta]-CATENIN AUTOCRINE
 SIGNALING SUPPORTS A MALIGNANT PHENOTYPE EVEN
 WITHOUT INTRACELLULAR WNT PATHWAY MUTATION IN
 COLON CANCER
 Andrius Planutis University High School, Irvine,
 California, and University of California,
 Irvine, 3800 Parkview Lane #8B, Irvine,
 California 92612, pandryus@gmail.com

120 2:40 EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON LEFT
 VENTRICULAR FUNCTION AND CALCIFICATION
 Wu, Helena (Hao); Teacher Peter Starodub, Mentor
 Dr. BudofF and Dr. Mao, Research conducted at
 Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at
 Harbor--UCLA Medical Center

 3:00-3:20 BREAK

121 3:20 IMPROVING ELEVATOR SCHEDULING EFFICIENCY BY
 IMPLEMENTING A SMARTER CONTROLLER
 Kenny Lei. Walnut High School, 400 N. Pierre
 Road, Walnut, CA 91789. California State
 Polytechnic University, Pomona, 3801 W. Temple
 Avenue, Pomona, CA 9176

122 3:40 PROPARGYL METHYL ETHERS: NOVEL PRECURSORS TO
 COBALT-COMPLEXED PROPARGYL CATIONS
 Sarine Shahmirian and Gagik G. Melikyan.
 California State University Northridge,
 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
 Northridge, CA, 91330

123 4:00 EQUUS MATERIAL FROM THE LA HABRA FORMATION,
 RALPH B. CLARK REGIONAL PARK, BUENA PARK, ORANGE
 COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.
 M.K. Crowe and L. Babilonia, Ralph B. Clark
 Regional Park, Interpretive Center, 8800
 Rosecrans Ave. Buena Park, CA, 90621.


Future SCAS Meetings

2010--California State University, Los Angeles

2011--California Polytechnic University, Pomona

2012--Occidental College

Acknowledgements

The Southern California Academy of Sciences wishes to acknowledge the following organizations and people for their support of the 2009 Annual Meeting.

Marymount College

Special thanks to the SCAS 2009 Annual Meeting Local Committee at Marymount College: Ann Dalkey
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