Katrina Zarrella Smith

PhD Candidate

NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellow

B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic

Advisor: Adrian Jordaan

Research Interests

I am interested in fisheries population dynamics and specialize in movement ecology, reproductive biology, and behavior of marine and estuarine organisms. I use acoustic telemetry, fisheries surveys, field and lab studies, and modelling to describe population dynamics and ecological connections.


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