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David Zanatta

David Zanatta
Associate Professor
Biology

Brooks Hall 156
989-774-7829
zanat1d@cmich.edu

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Education

Ph.D., University of Toronto, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2007
M.S., Zoology, University of Guelph, 2001
B.Sc. (Hons.), Biology, Laurentian University, 1998

Research Expertise

  • Molecular Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Phylogeography
  • Evolution
  • Aquatic Invertebrates
  • Freshwater Mussels (Unionidae)

Selected Publications

  • Crail, T.D.*, R.A. Krebs, and D.T. Zanatta. Accepted. Unionid mussels return to open-lake,
    nearshore zones of Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research. Manuscript No: GLR-S-10-
    00096.
  • Zanatta, D.T. and C.C. Wilson. In press. Testing congruency of geographic and genetic
    population structure for a freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoida) and its host fish. Biological
    Journal of the Linnean Society. Manuscript No: BJLS-1621.
  • Galbraith, H.S., K.M. Wozney, C.M. Smith, D.T. Zanatta, and C.C. Wilson. In press (online
    early). Characterization of microsatellite loci in the freshwater mussel Lasmigona costata
    (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Conservation Genetics Resources. DOI 10.1007/s12686-010-9261-y
  • Zanatta, D.T. and D.A. Woolnough. In press. Confirmation of Obovaria olivaria, Olive Hickorynut mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae), in the Mississagi River, Ontario Canada. Northeastern Naturalist. Manuscript No: NEN-896.
  • Zanatta, D.T. and R.W. Murphy. 2008. The phylogeographic and management implications
    of genetic population structure in the imperiled snuffbox mussel, Epioblasma triquetra
    (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 371-384.
  • Zanatta, D.T., S.J. Fraley, and R.W. Murphy. 2007. Population structure and mantle display
    polymorphisms in the wavy-rayed lampmussel, Lampsilis fasciola (Bivalvia: Unionidae).
    Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 1169-1181.
  • Zanatta, D.T. and R.W. Murphy. 2007. Range-wide population genetic analysis of the
    endangered northern riffleshell mussel, Epioblasma torulosa rangiana (Bivalvia: Unionoida).
    Conservation Genetics 8: 1393-1404.
  • Zanatta, D.T. and R.W. Murphy. 2006. The evolution of active host-attraction strategies in the
    freshwater mussel tribe Lampsilini (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and
    Evolution 41: 195-208.
  • Zanatta, D.T. and R.W. Murphy. 2006. Development and characterization of microsatellite
    markers in the endangered northern riffleshell mussel, Epioblasma torulosa rangiana
    (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 850-852.
  • Zanatta, D.T., G.L. Mackie, J.L. Metcalfe-Smith, and D. Woolnough. 2002. A refuge for native
    freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from impacts of the exotic zebra mussel ( Dreissenapolymorpha) in Lake St. Clair. Journal of Great Lakes Research 28: 479-489.

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