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  • Hampton, S., S. Anderson, S. Bagby, N. Zimmerman, C. Gries, M. Jones, C. Lenhardt and W. Michener. 2015. The Tao of Open Science. Ecosphere 6: 1-13.

  • Levin, P. and S. Anderson. 2014. Biblical influences on marine conservation: An examination of the apparent sustainability of kosher seafood. Ecology & Society 19: 55-64.

  • Peterson, C.H., S. Anderson and G.N. Cherr. 2012. A Tale of Two Spills: Novel Science and Policy Implications of an Emerging New Oil Spill Model. BioScience 62: 461-469.

  • Anderson, S. 2012. Public perceptions of coastal resources in southern California. Urban Coast 3: 36-47.

  • Anderson, S. and C. Sekercioglu. 2011. Global significance of Turkey’s neglected biodiversity. Biological Conservation 144: 2752-2769.

  • Sekercioglu, C. and S. Anderson. 2011. Turkey’s Rich Biological Heritage Under Assault. Science 33: 1637-1639.

  • Anderson, Sean and R. Ambrose. 2011. Estuary Subwatershed Study Assessment of the Physical and Biological Condition of the Santa Clara River Estuary, Ventura County, California. Technical Report No. 1. City of Ventura and Regional Water Quality Control Board, Ventura. 31 pp.

  • Anderson, Sean. 2009. Characterization of Invasive Plant Abundance in Woodland Trail and Park. Technical Report . Woodlands Trail and Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Anderson, S., E. Buisson, K. Holl, E. Crocket, G. Hayes, A. Peeters and T. Dutoit. 2008. Reintroduction of Nassella pulchra to California coastal grasslands: Effects of topsoil removal, plant neighbour removal and grazing. Applied Vegetation Science 11: 195-204.

  • Anderson, S., E. Buisson, K. Holl, E. Corcket, G. Hayes, F. Torre, A. Peteers and T. Dutoit. 2006. Effect of Seed Source, Topsoil Removal, and Plant Neighbor Removal on Restoring California Coastal Prairies. Restoration Ecology 14: 569-577.

  • Anderson, S., S. Bailey, M.C. Horner-Devine, G. Luck, L.A. Moore, K.M. Carney, C. Betrus and E. Fleishman. 2004. Primary productivity and species richness: relationships among functional guilds, residency groups and vagility classes at multiple spatial scales. Ecography 27: 207-217.

  • Anderson, S., R. Ambrose, R. Vance, T. McPherson, S. MacNeil and T. Keeney. 2003. Evaluating Sewage Sludge Use as a Soil Amendment in Wetland Restorations I: Plant-based Indicators of Performance. Restoration Ecology 11: 155-167.

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Educational Background

  • 2002 – Ph.D., UCLA (Marine Population Biology)

  • 2001-2003 – Post Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University (Coastal Restoration)

  • 1993 – B.S., UCSB (Ecology and Evolution)

  • 1993 – B.S., UCSB (Environmental Studies)

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  • NCEAS Gulf Oil Spill EcoTox Working Group

  • Pilot Riparian Restoration along the Santa Clara River, Ventura County

  • Santa Clara River Estuary Toxicity and Emerging Contaminants Study

  • Ormond Beach Monitoring and Metric Development

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Positions & Honors

  • 2017 – Earth Day Award, Ventura County Board of Supervisors

  • 2011 – Lynton Award for Scholarly Community Engagement Award Finalist, NERCHE ((national finalist))

  • 2011 – Faculty of the Year, Center for Community Engagement, CSU Channel Islands

  • 2011 – President's Innovation in Teaching Award, CSU Channel Islands (inaugural winner)

  • 2010 – EDEN Award Destination of Excellence for Sustainable Tourism, European Union

  • 2009, 2012 – Maximus Faculty of the Year, CSU Channel Islands (Finalist only)

  • 2008 – Whitley Fund For Nature Gold Award, Whitley Fund For Nature (UK) (Voted best global, international collaborative project of 2008)

  • 2008 – Whitley Fund For Nature Award, Whitley Fund For Nature (UK) (Awarded to my Turkish Conservation Group's efforts in eastern Turkey)

  • 2007 – Maximus Faculty of the Year Award, CSU Channel Islands

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