Katrina Zarrella Smith

PhD Candidate

B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic

Advisor: Adrian Jordaan

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in movement ecology integrated with reproductive biology and behavior of coastal and estuarine organisms important to fisheries managers. I utilize acoustic telemetry, fisheries surveys, and modelling to describe population dynamics and habitat use.


Goldstein JS, Zarrella Smith KA, Pugh TL. 2022. Recent declines in American lobster fecundity in southern New England: drivers and implications. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsac083. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsac083

Zarrella Smith KA, Woodall JN, Ryan A, Fury NB, Goldstein JS. 2022. Seasonal estuarine movements of green crabs revealed by acoustic telemetry. Marine Ecology Progress Series 681:129–143. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13927

Petersen CW, Mazzoldi C, Zarrella KA, Hale RE. 2005. Fertilization mode, sperm characteristics, mate choice and parental care patterns in Artedius spp. (Cottidae). Journal of Fish Biology 67(1):239–254. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-1112.2005.00732.x

Petersen CW, Zarrella KA, Ruben CA, Mazzoldi C. 2004. Reproductive biology of the rosylip sculpin, an intertidal spawner. Journal of Fish Biology 64(4):863–875. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2004.00355.x