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  • Franklin, M.P., C. Chabot and L.G. Allen. 2016. A Baseline Investigation into the Population Structure of White Seabass, Atractoscion nobilis, in California and Mexican Waters Using Microsatellite DNA Analysis. Bulletin Southern California Academy of Sciences 115: 126-135.

  • House, P.H., B.L. Clark and L.G. Allen. 2016. The return of the king of the kelp forest: distribution, abundance, and biomass of giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) off Santa Catalina Island, California, 2014-2015. Bulletin Southern California Academy of Sciences 115: 1-14.

  • Purcell, C., C. Chabot, M. Craig, N. Martinez-Takeshita, L.G. Allen and J.R. Hyde. 2015. Developing a genetic baseline for the yellowtail amberjack species complex, Seriola lalandi sensu lato, to assess and preserve variation in wild populations of these globally important aquaculture species. Conservation Genetics 16: 1475-1488.

  • Paterson, C.N., C. Chabot, J. Robertson, B. Erisman, J.J. Cota-Nieto and L.G. Allen. 2015. The genetic diversity and population structure of barred sand bass, Paralabrax nebulifer: a historically important fisheries species off southern and Baja California. CalCOFI Reports 56: 1-13.

  • Chabot, C., H. Hawk and L.G. Allen. 2015. Low contemporary effective population size detected in the Critically Endangered Giant Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas. Fisheries Research 172: 71-78.

  • Martinez-Takeshita, N., C. Purcell, C. Chabot, M. Craig, C. Paterson, J. Hyde and L.G. Allen. 2015. A tale of three tails: cryptic speciation in a globally distributed marine fish of the genus Seriola. Copeia 103: 357-368.

  • Allen, L.G. and H.A. Hawk. 2014. Age and growth of the giant sea bass, Stereolepis gigas. CalCOFI Reports 55: 1 - 7.

  • Allen, L.G. and H. Block. 2012. Planktonic larval luration, lettlement, and growth rates of the young-of-the-year of two sand basses (Paralabrax nebulifer and P. maculatofasciatus: fam. Serranidae) from Southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California academy of Sciences 111: 15-21.

  • Allen, L.G. and A. Andrews. 2012. Bomb radiocarbon dating and estimated longevity of Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 111: 1 -14.

  • Erisman, B., L.G. Allen, J. Claisse, D. Pondella, E. Miller and J. Murray. 2011. Erisman, B.E., L.G. Allen, J.T. Claisse, D.J. Pondella II, E.F. Miller, and J. Murray 2011. The illusion of plenty: hyperstability masks collapses in fisheries that target fish spawning aggregations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: 1705-1716.

  • Chabot, C. and L.G. Allen. 2009. Global population structure of the tope (Galeorhinus galeus) inferred by mitochondrial control region sequence data. Molecular Ecology 18: 545-552.

  • Pondella II, D.J. and L.G. Allen. 2008. The decline and recovery of four predatory fishes from the Southern California Bight. Marine Biology 154: 307-313.

  • Allen, L.G., D.J. Pondella II and M. Shane. 2007. Fisheries independent assessment of a returning fishery: abundance of juvenile white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) in the shallow nearshore waters of the Southern California Bight, 1995-2005. Fisheries Research 88: 24-32. Fisheries Research 88: 24-32.

  • Allen, Larry G, Daniel J Pondella II and Michael H Horn. 2006. Ecology of Marine fishes: California and Adjacent Waters. Berkeley, CA: UC Press.

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Educational Background

  • 1980 – Ph.D., University of Southern California (Biology)

  • 1976 – M.A., California State University Fullerton (Biology)

  • 1974 – B.A., California State University Fullerton (Biology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2018 – Meritorius Teaching and Mentoring Award, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (MTAich)

  • 2016 – Wheeler J. North Award for Scientific Excellence, Southern California Academy of Sciences

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