Anna Virginia Black Mazzarella

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I am the Scientific Coordinator for a Nordic centers, GreenMAR (Green Growth Based on Marine Resources: Ecological and Socio-Economic Constraints) which is funded by NordForsk. GreenMAR is a project about the fundamental challenge of green growth and how to use our renewable natural resources more efficiently while ensuring that the ecosystems retain their functionality. My main tasks are to organize annual meetings, orchestrate other meetings (both in person and via video conferences), write annual reports for the funding agency NordForsk, create glossy magazine-like reports for the public, run the web sites, and keep the day-to-day business running smoothly.

I am also the National Studies Coordinator at the National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA). I administrate and coordinate IBA, which is funded by the Norwegian Research counsel. I organize courses, annual meetings, and other meetings, I write annual reports for the funding agency (NFR, the Norwegian Research Counsel), create glossy fliers for the public, and administrate and update the web page. I also keep control over the budget and handle some financial work such as reimbursements.

Previously, I was a PhD student in the stickleback project here at CEES with Asbjørn Vøllestad. My PhD was awarded in 2015 for my thesis with the title "Adaptation to freshwater in the threespine stickleback: New perspectives on old questions." My work was on evolutionary processes, in particular the selection pressures at work in the stickleback adaptive radiation with regards to salinity. I did my undergrad and my Master’s degrees at Clark University in Worcester MA, working with Susan Foster in her lab, also on stickleback.

Tags: Rad Tag Sequencing, Stickleback, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Evolutionary Ecology, Evolution, Evolutionary genomics, High-throughput sequencing, Fish, USA, Russia, Nordic

Publications

  • Taugbøl, Annette; Mazzarella, Anna; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A & Laskemoen, Terje (2017). Salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in threespine stickleback sperm activation. Biology Letters.  ISSN 1744-9561.  13(10) . doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0516 Show summary
  • Hansson, Truls Hveem; Fischer, Barbara; Mazzarella, Anna; Voje, Kjetil L. & Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn (2016). Lateral plate number in low-plated threespine stickleback: a study of plasticity and heritability. Ecology and Evolution.  ISSN 2045-7758.  6(10), s 3154- 3160 . doi: 10.1002/ece3.2020 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mazzarella, Anna; Boessenkool, Sanne; Østbye, Kjartan; Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn & Trucchi, Emiliano (2016). Genomic signatures of the plateless phenotype in the threespine stickleback. Ecology and Evolution.  ISSN 2045-7758.  6(10), s 3161- 3173 . doi: 10.1002/ece3.2072 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Trucchi, Emiliano; Mazzarella, Anna; Gilfillan, Gregor Duncan; Lorenzo, Maria Teresa; Schonswetter, Peter & Paun, Ovidiu (2016). BsRADseq: Screening DNA methylation in natural populations of non-model species. Molecular Ecology.  ISSN 0962-1083.  25(8), s 1697- 1713 . doi: 10.1111/mec.13550
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Voje, Kjetil L.; Hansson, Truls Hveem; Taugbøl, Annette & Fischer, Barbara (2015). Strong and parallel salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in one generation of threespine stickleback. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.  ISSN 1010-061X.  28(3), s 667- 677 . doi: 10.1111/jeb.12597 Show summary
  • Voje, Kjetil Lysne; Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Hansen, Thomas F; Østbye, Kjartan; Klepaker, Tom Olav; Bass, Arthur; Herland, Anders; Bærum, Kim Magnus; Gregersen, Finn & Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn (2013). Adaptation and constraint in a stickleback radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.  ISSN 1010-061X.  26(11), s 2396- 2414 . doi: 10.1111/jeb.12240

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  • Eikeset, Anne Maria; Mazzarella, Anna; Davidsdottir, Brynhildur; Klinger, Dane H.; Levin, Simon A.; Rovenskaya, Elena & Stenseth, Nils Christian (2017). What is blue growth? The semantics of “Sustainable Development” of marine environments. Marine Policy.  ISSN 0308-597X.  87, s 177- 179 . doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.019 Show summary
  • Mazzarella, Anna; Boessenkool, Sanne; Østbye, Kjartan; Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn & Trucchi, Emiliano (2015). Genomic signatures of the plateless phenotype in the Threespine Stickleback..
  • Mazzarella, Anna; Voje, Kjetil L.; Hansson, Truls Hveem; Taugbøl, Annette & Fischer, Barbara (2015). Strong and parallel salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in a single generation of threespine stickleback.
  • Hansson, Truls Hveem; Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn & Mazzarella, Anna (2014). Salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in lateral bony plate number of the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).
  • Hansson, Truls Hveem; Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn; Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Taugbøl, Annette; Voje, Kjetil L. & Fischer, Barbara (2014). Phenotypic Plasticity in threespined stickleback (G. aculeatus).
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Voje, Kjetil L.; Hansson, Truls Hveem; Taugbøl, Annette & Fischer, Barbara (2014). Strong and parallel salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in a single generation of threespine stickleback.
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Østbye, Kjartan & Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn (2013). Looking for genomic signatures of platelessness in the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Østbye, Kjartan & Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn (2013). Looking for genomic signatures of platelessness in the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black (2012). Allometric constraints influence the evolution of freshwater sticklebacks: A comparative study of a stickleback radiation.
  • Taugbøl, Annette; Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black & Laskemoen, Terje (2012). Sperm motility in marine and freshwater sticklebacks; breeding environment as a prezygotic barrier?.
  • Taugbøl, Annette; Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black & Laskemoen, Terje (2012). Sperm motility in marine and freshwater sticklebacks; breeding environment as a prezygotic barrier?.

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Published May 26, 2011 9:52 PM - Last modified June 6, 2016 10:59 AM

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