William E. Avery

                                                                                      (April 2002)

Department of Biological Sciences                                                                                          Office: (916) 278-6279
California State University
6000 J St.                                                                                                                               E-mail: averyw@csus.edu
Sacramento, CA 95819                                                                                                           www.csus.edu/indiv/a/averyw


Ph.D. Biology - December  1998.  Bahamian reef communities: composition, recruitment and change (10 meters to 250 meters).  Utah State University, Logan, UT.

M.A. Biology - August 1990.  The Ecology of Mysids in Trinidad Bay, Northern California.  Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

B.S. Biology - May 1988.  Marine Biology and Systematics/Natural History with additional emphasis phase in Native American Studies.  Honor Graduate (cum laude). Member Phi-Kappa-Phi.  Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

Technical Training - U.S. Navy, 1978 to 1984.  Technical schools totaling three years education in math, physics, fluid systems, electrical and naval nuclear submarine engineering.


Full-time Tenure-track Faculty - California State University, Sacramento
BIO 160 - General Ecology.  Fall 1998, 1999, 2000,2001; Spring 1999, 2000, 2002; Summer 1999
BIO   11 - Animal Biology.  Fall 1998, 2000, 2001; Spring 2001
BIO 108 - Laboratory Investigations.  Spring 1999
BIO 164 - Herpetology.  Spring 2001
BIO 220 - Graduate Research Methods.  Spring 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
BIO 260 - Population and Community Ecology.  Fall 1999

Part-time Faculty - Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Biology 101 - Biology and the Citizen - Two Sections.  Spring 1998

Adjunct Faculty - Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
Zoology 160 - General Zoology.  Fall 1997
Zoology 345 - General Ecology.  Fall 1997

Teaching Assistant -Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Biology  106 - Discovering Nature w/ Dr. Ivan Palmblad.  Spring, Summer 1997
Biology  127 - Zoology w/ Dr. Jim Gessaman.  Spring 1994, 1995, 1996
Biology  126 - Botany w/ Dr. Ivan Palmblad.  Winter 1996, 1997
Biology  125 - General Biology w/ Dr. Ray Lynn.  Fall 1994, 1995, 1996, Summer 1996
Biology  102 - Biology and the Citizen.  Winter 1995, 1998
Geology 430 - Paleontology (Invertebrate) w/ Dr. David Liddell.  Fall 1994
Geology 680 - Quantitative Methods w/ Dr. David Liddell.  Winter 1995

Teaching Assistant - Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Zoology 110 w/ Dr. Gary Brusca.  Spring 1989, 1990
Botany  105 w/ Dr. Robert Rasmussen.  Fall 1989

Computer Room Supervisor -  Summer 1995.  Biology Department, Utah State University.
Assisted graduate students with various computer programming problems.

Summer Site Supervisor - Marin Conservation Corps.  Marin County, CA.
June to August 1987.  Supervised teenage trail crew, led environmental education field trips.


W. D. Liddell and Avery, W. E.  2001. Temporal change in hard substrate communities 10-250m, the Bahamas.  Proc 9th Int Coral Reef Sym Bali, Indonesia

Avery, W. E. and W. D. Liddell.  1997.  Sessile community recruitment patterns on Western Atlantic shallow and deep-reef hard substrata.  Proc 8th Int Coral Reef Sym, Panama 2:1179-1184.

Liddell, W. D., Avery, W. E. and S. L. Ohlhorst.  1997.  Patterns of benthic community structure, 10 - 250m, The Bahamas.  Proc 8th Int Coral Reef Sym, Panama 1:437-442.

Avery, W. E. and W. D. Liddell.  1995.  Patterns of recruitment in Western Atlantic coral-reef and associated deep-reef communities.  Paper and abstract.  Ecological Society of America, 1995 annual meeting, Snowbird, Utah.

Richards, D., D. Kushner and W. Avery.  1993.  Kelp Forest Monitoring - Channel Islands National Park 1991.  NPS/WRUC/NRTR-93/06  Annual Reports - Channel Islands National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura, CA.

Richards, D., W. Avery and D. Kushner.  1993.  Kelp Forest Monitoring - Channel Islands National Park 1990.  NPS/WRUC/NRTR-93/05  Annual Reports - Channel Islands National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura, CA.

Avery, W. E. and C. Hawkinson.  1992.  Gray whale feeding in a Northern California estuary.  Northwest Science.  66(3):199-203.  Amphipod abundances associated with whale feeding observations and traces.


Avery, W.E. 1999.  Mitten crab habitat utilization and diet preference within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and tributaries. $4300 from the C.M. Goethe Foundation.

Liddell, W. D., S. Ohlhorst and W. Avery.  1996.  Disturbance and change in Western Atlantic reef communities.  $10,000 renewal grant.  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.), National Undersea Research Program (N.U.R.P) and Caribbean Marine Research Center (C.M.R.C.).

Liddell, W. D., S. Ohlhorst and W. Avery.  1993-1996.  Disturbance and change in Western Atlantic reef communities.  $100,000 in kind granted for submersible, shipboard operation and marine laboratory access.  N.O.A.A/N.U.R.P and C.M.R.C.

Avery, W. E.  1994.  Disturbance, recruitment and change in Western Atlantic reef communities. $1000 grant from the Lerner Gray Fund for Marine Research, American Museum of Natural History.

Liddell, W. D., S. Ohlhorst and W. Avery.  1993.  Disturbance and change in Western Atlantic reef communities.  $70,000 grant.  N.O.A.A/N.U.R.P and C.M.R.C.


Ecological Society of America
American Institute of Biological Sciences
International Society for Reef Studies
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles


Project Manager - Fresno/Madera East/West Corridor CalTrans Project (CSUS, Foundation account 301199) June 2000 to present.  Designed sampling plans, conducted field surveys, directed  field assistant and provided reports regarding potential impacts to the bird community associated with three alternative construction routes.

Project Manager - Lake Britton Project (CSUS, Foundation account 301289) March 2000 to present.  Designed field sampling plan, conducted field surveys, directed field assistants in assessing and reporting potential impact to invertebrate and amphibian habitat for several CalTrans/USFS highway construction projects in northern California.

Research Assistant and Project Leader - Neotropical Migrant Bird Monitoring Program.  Utah Coop. Fish. and Wildl. Res. Unit, Utah State University, Logan, UT.   June 1992 to March 1994.  Led crews in 12 week- long wilderness bird-census, habitat analysis (vegetation, insects) trips.

Marine Biologist (GS-7, seasonal) - National Park Service, Channel Islands National Park, Ventura, CA.  June 1990 to December 1991.  Long-term ecological monitoring (shipboard SCUBA operations) and statistical analysis of kelp forest ecology with emphasis on subtidal invertebrate and fishes.

Consulting Wildlife Biologist - Wildlands Research Center, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. and California Department of Fish and Game, Eureka, CA.  December 1990 to May 1991.  Reviewed timber harvest plans and conducted field surveys (N. California) with foresters to ensure compliance with Northern Spotted Owl monitoring and protection protocols.

Consulting Wildlife Biologist - Frank Galea Consultants, Arcata, CA. December 1990 to May 1991. Conducted spotted owl habitat assessment and sensitive amphibian species surveys.

Research Assistant - Humboldt Foundation, Menzies Wallflower Project and The Nature Conservancy, Arcata, CA.  June 1989 to June 1990.  Supervised European Beach Grass Removal crews.

Research Assistant - Humboldt Foundation, Ocean Monitoring Project.  Apr. to Oct. 1989. Sorted, identified and recorded benthic samples collected during shipboard operations.

President - Humboldt Wildlife Care Center, Arcata, CA.  May to October 1985.  General volunteer from May 1985 to December 1988.  Captured and transported injured or ailing Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals and California Sea Lions to Marine Mammal Care Center.

USFS - Wilderness Patrol.  Weaverville District, Weaverville, CA.  May to June 1987.

United States Navy - Nuclear Engineering Watch Supervisor/Electrician/Diver.  January 1978 to January 1984.  Various duties included: operation and maintenance of submarine electrical and propulsion systems; log taking and record keeping; supervising and training operators; electrical troubleshooting; and SCUBA diving.


Computer Skills - MS Windows; HTML; Quattro Pro; SAS; BASIC; FORTRAN; SPSS; MSDOS; dBASE; Statview; Word Perfect; Microsoft WORD; TNT map and image processing; Adobe Photoshop and other applications for IBM/PC and Macintosh.

Special Certificates - Private Pilot's License (single engine land - May 25, 1985); PADI Advanced SCUBA (December 1987) and Research Diver (May 1988);  Small Boat Operator, California State University cert.  (May 1990);  First Aid/CPR, American Red Cross.

Miscellaneous Interests - Piano; Painting; Screenplay Writing; French Language; Backpacking; Kayaking