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  • Romero, M., K.M. Walker, C.J. Cortez, Y. Sanchez, K. Nelson, D. Ortega, S. Smick, W.J. Hoese and D. Zacherl. 2012. Larval Diel Vertical Migration of the Marine Gastropod Kelletia kelletii (Forbes, 1850). Journal of Marine Biology.

  • White, C., K.A. Selcoe, J. Watson, D. Siegel, D. Zacherl and R.J. Toonen. 2010. Ocean currents help explain population genetic structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 1685-1694.

  • Zacherl, D., S. Morgan, S. Swearer and R. Warner. 2009. A shell of its former self. Can Ostrea lurida larval shells reveal information about a recruit's natal source? Journal of Shellfish Research 28: 23-32.

  • Polson, M., W. Hewson, D. Eernisse, P. Baker and D. Zacherl. 2009. You say conchaphila, I say lurida: Molecular evidence for restricting the Olympia oyster to temperate western North America. Journal of Shellfish Research 28: 11-21.

  • Polson, M. and D. Zacherl. 2009. Geographic distribution and Intertidal Population Status for the Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida Carpenter 1864, from Alaska to Baja. Journal of Shellfish Research 28: 69-77.

  • Lloyd, D., D. Zacherl, G. Paradis, M. Sheehy and R. Warner. 2008. Effects of temperature, natal site and seawater chemistry on statolith element incorporation in Kelletia kelletii larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 353: 115-130.

  • Thorrold, S., D. Zacherl and L. Levin. 2007. Quantifying population connectivity via larval dispersal in benthic marine populations using geochemical signatures in calcified structures. Oceanography 20: 32-41.

  • Zacherl, D., G. Paradis and D. Lea. 2003. Barium and strontium uptake into larval protoconchs and statoliths of the marine neogastropod Kelletia kelletii. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta.

  • Zacherl, D., S. Gaines and S. Lonhart. 2003. The limits to biogeographical distributions: insights from the northward range extension of the marine snail, Kelletia kelletii (Forbes, 1852). Journal of Biogeography 30: 913-924.

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Educational Background

  • 2003 – PhD, University of California Santa Barbara (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology)

  • 1989 – BA, Brown University (Biology)

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  • Upper Newport Bay Living Shoreline Project

  • Restoration of native Olympia oysters, Ostrea lurida, in Alamitos Bay, CA

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Burnaford, J – CSU Fullerton

  • Eernisse, D – CSU Fullerton

  • Ferner, M – SFSU

  • Fredell, A – CSU Fullerton

  • Gaines, S – UCSB

  • Gilman, S – Claremont

  • Kinlan, B – NOAA

  • Koch, S – UCLA

  • Martin, K – Pepperdine University

  • Raith, M – CSU Fullerton

  • Walker, K – CSU Fullerton

  • Warner, R – UCSB

  • Whitcraft, C – CSU Long Beach

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