Dave Mississippi

Dave looking out over Lock and Dam #13 of the Mississippi River- Iowa (2005)

Dave on summit of the Twin Sisters Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA (2004)

Dave in Barcelona during Bivalvia 2006

DaelynCO

My wife, Daelyn, in Rocky Mountain National Park

 

 



About Dave Zanatta

A copy of my CV can be found here

Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2008. University of Toronto, Toronto Canada

M.Sc., Zoology, 2001, University of Guelph, Guelph Canada

B.Sc. (Hons.), Biology, 1998, Laurentian University, Sudbury Canada

44. Hewitt, T.L., D.A. Woolnough, and D.T. Zanatta. 2019. Population genetic analyses of Lampsilis cardium (Bivalvia: Unionidae) reveal multiple post-glacial colonization routes into the Great Lakes drainage. American Malacological Bulletin in press.

43. Beaver, C., D.A. Woolnough, and D.T. Zanatta. 2019. Assessment of genetic diversity and structure among populations of the freshwater mussel Epioblasma triquetra in the Laurentian Great Lakes drainage. Freshwater Science 38(3): in press.

42. Gomes-dos-Santos, A., E. Froufe, R. Amaro, O. Paz, S. Breton, D. Guerra, D. Aldridge, I. Bolotov, I. Vikhrev, H-M. Gan, D. Gonçalves, A.E. Bogan, R. Sousa, D. Stewart, A. Teixeira, S. Varandas, D. Zanatta, M. Lopes-Lima. 2019. The male and female complete mitochondrial genome of the threatened freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Bivalvia: Margaritiferidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 4: 1417-1420. LINK

41. Wu, R-W., Y-T. Liu, W. Sa, X-J. Liu, D.T. Zanatta, K.J. Roe, X-L. Song, C-T An, X-P. Wu. 2018. Testing the utility of DNA barcodes and a preliminary phylogenetic framework for Chinese freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from the middle and lower Yangtze River. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0200956. LINK

40. Wu, R-W., T-H. Chen, D.T. Zanatta, S. Ouyang, and X-P. Wu. 2018. Reproductive traits of nine freshwater mussel species (Mollusca: Unionidae) from Poyang Lake, China. Journal of Molluscan Studies 18(3): 324–332. LINK

39. Bossenbroek, J.M., L.E. Burlakova, T.D. Crail, A.Y. Karateyev, R.A. Krebs, and D.T. Zanatta. 2018. Modelling habitat of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in the lower Great Lakes 25 years after the Dreissena invasion. Freshwater Science 37(2): 330-342. LINK

38. Zanatta, D.T., B. Stoeckle, K. Inoue, A. Paquet, A.L. Martel, R. Kuehn, and J. Geist. 2018. High genetic diversity and low differentiation in North American Margaritifera margaritifera (Bivalvia: Unionida: Margaritiferidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123: 850-863. PDF

37. Hoffman, J.R., T.J. Morris, and D.T. Zanatta. 2018. Genetic evidence for canal-mediated dispersal of Mapleleaf (Quadrula quadrula, Bivalvia: Unionidae) on the Niagara Peninsula, Canada. Freshwater Science 37: 82-95. PDF

36. Zieritz, A., A.E. Bogan, O. Klishko, T. Kondo, U. Kovitvadhi, S. Kovitvadhi, J-H. Lee, M. Lopes-Lima, J.M. Pfeiffer, R. Sousa, D. V. Tu, I. Vikhrev, and D.T. Zanatta. 2018. Diversity, biogeography and conservation status of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in East and Southeast Asia. Hydrobiologia 810: 29-44. LINK

35. Hewitt, T.L. J.L. Bergner, D.A. Woolnough, and D.T. Zanatta. 2018. Phylogeography of the freshwater mussel species Lasmigona costata: Testing post-glacial colonization hypotheses. Hydrobiologia 810: 191-206. PDF

34. Mathias, P.T., J.R. Hoffman, C.C. Wilson, and D.T. Zanatta. 2018. Signature of postglacial colonization on contemporary genetic structure and diversity of Quadrula quadrula (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Hydrobiologia 810: 207-225. PDF

33. Sun, T-T., X. Liu, C. Zhou, H. Ding, W. Yang, D.T. Zanatta, S. Ouyang, X-P. Wu. 2018. Microsatellite analysis of genetic diversity and genetic structure of the Chinese freshwater mussel Solenaia carinata (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 28: 37-44. LINK

32. Liu, X-J., Y-L. Cao, T-T. Xue, R-W. Wu, Y. Zhou, C-H. Zhou, D.T. Zanatta, S. Ouyang, and X-P. Wu. 2017. Genetic structure and diversity of Nodularia douglasiae (Bivalvia: Unionida) in the middle and lower Yangtze River drainage. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189737. LINK

31. Hoffman, J.R., J.R. Willoughby, B.J. Swanson, K.L. Pangle, and D.T. Zanatta. 2017. Detection of barriers to dispersal is masked by long lifespans and large population sizes. Ecology and Evolution 7: 9613-9623. LINK

30. Lopes-Lima, M., M. Fonseca, D. Aldridge, A. Bogan, H-M Gan, M. Ghamizi, R. Sousa, A. Teixeira, S. Varanda, D.T. Zanatta, A. Zieritz, and E. Froufe. 2017. The first male (M-type) mitogenome of Margaritiferidae: Gene order as a potential character for high order phylogeny within Unionida, Bivalvia. Journal of Molluscan Studies 83: 249-252. LINK

29. Lopes-Lima, M., E. Froufe, M. Ghamizi, K. Mock, Ü. Kebapçi, O. Klishko, S. Kovitvadhi, U. Kovitvadhi , O.S. Paulo, J.M. Pfeiffer III, M. Raley, N. Riccardi, H. Sereflisan, R. Sousa, A. Teixeira, V.T. Do, S. Varandas, X. Wu, D.T. Zanatta, A. Zieritz, A. Bogan. 2017. Phylogeny of the most species rich freshwater bivalve family (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae): Defining modern subfamilies and tribes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 106: 174-191. LINK

28. Sun, T-T., Y-L. Cao, C-H. Zhou, W-J. Yang, D.T. Zanatta, S. Ouyang, X-P. Wu. 2016. Development and characterization of 33 microsatellite markers for the endangered freshwater mussel Solenaia carinata (Bivalvia: Unionidae) based on transcriptome dataset. Conservation Genetics Resources 8: 359-370.

27. Scott, M.W., J.R. Hoffman, T.L. Hewitt, R.R. Beasley, S.L. Lance, K.L. Jones, T.J. Morris, and D.T. Zanatta. 2016. Development and characterization of 29 microsatellite markers for Ligumia nasuta (Bivalvia: Unionidae) using an Illumina sequencing approach. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 66: 239-242. LINK

26. Casenave, K.R. and D.T. Zanatta. 2016. Environmental drivers of shell shape in a freshwater gastropod from small and large lakes. Freshwater Science 35(3): 948-957. PDF

25. Caldwell, M.L., D.T. Zanatta, and D.A. Woolnough. 2016. A multi-basin approach determines variability in host fish suitability for unionids in tributaries of the Laurentian Great Lakes. Freshwater Biology 61: 1035-1048. PDF (issue cover image)

24. Paterson, W.L., T.A. Griffith, L.E. Burlakova, R.W. Krebs, and D.T. Zanatta. 2015. An evaluation of the genetic structure of mapleleaf mussels (Quadrula quadrula) in the Lake Erie watershed. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41(4): 1123-1130. PDF

23. Galbraith, H.S., D.T. Zanatta, and C.C. Wilson. 2015. Comparative analysis of riverscape genetic structure in rare, threatened and common freshwater mussels. Conservation Genetics 16: 845-857. PDF

22. Krebs, R.A., B.D. Allen, N.M. Evans, and D.T. Zanatta. 2015. Mitochondrial DNA structure of Pyganodon grandis (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from the Lake Erie watershed and selected locations in its northern distribution.  American Malacological Bulletin 33(1): 34-42. PDF

21. Zanatta, D.T., J. Bossenbroek, L. Burlakova, T. Crail, F. de Szalay, T.A. Griffith, D. Kapusinski, A Karateyev, R.A. Krebs, E.S. Meyer, W.L. Paterson, T.J. Prescott, M.T. Rowe, D. Schloesser, and M.C. Walsh. 2015. Distribution of native mussel (Unionidae) assemblages in coastal Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and connecting channels, twenty-five years after the dreissenid invasion. Northeastern Naturalist 22(1): 223-235. PDF

20. Rowe, M.T. and D.T. Zanatta. 2015. Investigating the genetic variation and structure of a native unionid mussel in the Laurentian Great Lakes following an invasion of dreissenid mussels. Biological Invasions 17: 351-364. PDF

19. Burlakova, L.E., B.L. Tulumello, A.Y. Karatayev, R.A. Krebs, D.W. Schloesser, W.L. Paterson, T.A. Griffith, M.W. Scott, T.D. Crail, and D.T. Zanatta. 2014. Competitive replacement of invasive congeners may relax impact on native species: interactions among zebra, quagga, and native unionid mussels. PLoS ONE 9(12): e114926. LINK

18. Scott, M.W., M.T. Begley, R.A. Krebs, and D.T. Zanatta. 2014. Mitochondrial DNA variation in the Eastern Pondmussel, Ligumia nasuta (Bivalvia: Unionoida), in the Great Lakes region. Walkerana 17(2): 60-67. PDF

17. Lucy, F., L.E. Burlakova, A. Karatayev, S. Mastitsky, and D.T. Zanatta. 2014. Zebra mussel impacts on unionids: A synthesis of trends in North America and Europe. Pp. 623-646 in “Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impact, and Control, 2nd Edition” Edited by T.F. Nalepa & D.W. Schloesser. CRC Press, Boca Raton FL. PDF

16. Zanatta, D.T. and A.T. Harris. 2013. Phylogeography and genetic variability of the freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) Ellipse, Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Conrad 1836), and Bleeding Tooth, V. pleasii (Marsh 1891). American Malacological Bulletin 31(2): 267-279. PDF

15. Sherman, J.J., B.A. Murry, D. A. Woolnough, D.T. Zanatta, and D.G. Uzarski. 2013. Assessment of remnant unionid assemblages in a selection of Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39: 201-210. PDF

14. Harris, A.T., D.A. Woolnough, and D.T. Zanatta. 2011. Insular lake island biogeography: Using lake metrics to predict diversity in littoral zone mollusk communities. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(4): 997-1008. PDF

13. Galbraith, H.S., C.M. Smith, K.M. Wozney, D.T. Zanatta, and C.C. Wilson. 2011. Development and characterization of nine microsatellite loci for the endangered Kidneyshell, Ptychobranchus fasciolaris, and cross-amplification in closely-related lampsilines (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 533-536. Contact me for a PDF copy

12. Zanatta, D.T. and D.A. Woolnough. 2011. Confirmation of Obovaria olivaria, Hickorynut mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae), in the Mississagi River, Ontario Canada. Northeastern Naturalist 18(1): 1-6. PDF (issue cover image)

11. Crail, T.D., R.A. Krebs, and D.T. Zanatta. 2011. Unionid mussels from nearshore zones of Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37: 199-202. PDF

10. Zanatta, D.T. and C.C. Wilson. 2011. Testing congruency of geographic and genetic population structure for a freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoida) and its host fish. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102: 669-685. PDF

9. Galbraith, H.S., K.M. Wozney, C.M. Smith, D.T. Zanatta, and C.C. Wilson. 2011. Characterization of microsatellite loci in the freshwater mussel Lasmigona costata (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 9-11. Contact me for a PDF copy

8. Zanatta, D.T. and R.W. Murphy. 2008. The zoogeographic and management implications of population structure in the imperiled snuffbox mussel, Epioblasma triquetra (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 371-384. PDF

7. Brooks, D.R., J. Bilewitch, C. Condy, D.C. Evans, K.E. Folinsbee, J. Fröbisch, D. Halas, S, Hill, D.A. McLennan, M. Mattern, L.A. Tsuji, J.L. Ward, N. Wahlberg, D. Zamparo, and D.T. Zanatta. 2007. Quantitative Phylogenetic Analysis in the 21st Century. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 78: 225-252.

6. 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. PDF

5. 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. PDF

4. Zanatta, D.T., A. Ngo, and J. Lindell. 2007. Reassessment of the phylogenetic relationships among Anodonta, Pyganodon, and Utterbackia (Bivalvia: Unionoida) using mutation coding of allozyme data.  Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 156: 211-216. PDF

3. 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. PDF

2. 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. PDF

1. 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 (Dreissena polymorpha) in Lake St. Clair. Journal of Great Lakes Research 28: 479-489. PDF

Liu, X-J., W-K. Wang, D.T. Zanatta, Y-L. Wu, R-W. Wu, W-W. Sun, C-H. Zhou, S. Ouyang, X-P. Wu. In review. Co-varying patterns of genetic diversity and structure with life history traits of freshwater mussel species (Bivalvia: Unionoida) in the Poyang Lake drainage, China. Freshwater Science.

Krebs, R.A., L.E. Burlakova, D.T. Zanatta. In review. Patterns of dispersal of Pyganodon grandis (Bivalvia: Unionidae) into the lower Great Lakes Watershed. The Nautilus.

Liu, X-J., X. Yang, D.T. Zanatta, M. Lopes-Lima, A.E. Bogan, A. Zieritz, S. Ouyang, X-P. Wu. In revision. Conservation status assessment and a new method for establishing conservation priorities for freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in the Yangtze River drainage. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

Froufe, E., I. Bolotov, D.C. Aldridge, A. Bogan, H-M. Gan, U. Kovitvadhi, S. Kovitvadhi, N.  Riccardi, G. Secci-Petretto, R. Sousa, A. Teixeira, S. Varandas, D. Zanatta, A. Zieritz, M. Fonseca, and M. Lopes-Lima. In revision. Mesozoic mitogenome rearrangements support pulsed macroevolution scenario in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidea). Heredity.

Scott, M.W., T.J. Morris, and D.T. Zanatta. In revision. Population structure, genetic diversity, and colonization history of the Eastern Pondmussel, Ligumia nasuta, in the Great Lakes drainage. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

Bucholz, J., N.M. Sard, T.J. Morris, D.T. Zanatta. In prep. Patterns of genetic and genomic diversity in the Hickorynut mussel (Obovaria olivaria) correspond to colonization history of the Laurentian Great Lakes drainage. Target Journal: Freshwater Science.

Liu, X-J., R-W. Wu, D.T. Zanatta, M. Lopes-Lima, A.E. Bogan, S. Ouyang, X-P. Wu. In prep. Biodiversity patterns of freshwater mussel in China: Threat and Conservation. Target Journal: TBD.

Beauchamp, K., M.W. Scott, D.T. Zanatta. In prep. Assessing hybridization between Pyganodon grandis and P. lacustris (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from inland lakes on Beaver Island, Michigan USA. Target Journal: Journal of Molluscan Studies.

Beyett, T., K. McNichols, T. Morris, D.T. Zanatta. In prep. Reliably differentiating between Deertoe (Truncilla truncata) and Fawnsfoot (T. donaciformis) using DNA barcodes and morphometric analyses. Target Journal: Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation.

Van Tassel, N., C. Beaver, D.A. Watkinson, T.J. Morris, and D.T. Zanatta. In prep. Microsetellite genotypes reveal a lack of genetic structure in the threatened Manitoba population of the Mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula quadrula). Target Journal: Canadian Field Naturalist.

Healy, C.J. and D.T. Zanatta. 2006. The Mussel Behind Ontario’s Aquatic Biodiversity: Charismatic creatures of Ontario’s lakes, rivers, and streams. Rotunda 39: 11-13. PDF

Zanatta, D.T. 2013. Review of “North American Freshwater Mussels: Natural History, Ecology, and Conservation” by W.R. Haag. Quarterly Review of Biology 88: 357-358.

Zanatta, D.T., J.R. Hoffman, J. Carney (COSEWIC). 2016. Update Status Report on Mapleleaf, Quadrula quadrula.  Prepared for Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Status reassessed as Special Concern in the Great Lakes-Western St. Lawrence DU and Threatened in the Saskatchewan-Nelson River DU in November 2016.

Zanatta, D.T. (COSEWIC). 2011. Update Status Report on Snuffbox, Epioblasma triquetra.  Prepared for Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Species reassessed as Endangered in November 2011. xii + 57 pp.

Zanatta, D.T., A. Martel, J. Madill, A. Paquet, and I. Picard (COSEWIC). 2011. Status Report on Hickorynut, Obovaria olivaria. Prepared for Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Species assessed as Endangered, May 2011. viii + 52 pp.

Zanatta, D.T. and S.K. Staton (COSEWIC). 2010. Update Status Report on Northern Riffleshell, Epioblasma torulosa rangiana.  Prepared for the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Species re-assessed as Endangered, April 2010. vi + 48 pp.

Morris, T.J. and D.T. Zanatta (COSEWIC). 2010. Update Status Report on Wavy-rayed Lampmussel, Lampsilis fasciola.  Prepared for Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Species re-assessed as Special Concern, April 2010. vii + 64 pp.

Zanatta, D.T. and J.L. Metcalfe-Smith (COSEWIC). 2003. Status Report on Round Pigtoe, Pleurobema sintoxia (Rafinesque, 1820).  Prepared for Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Species assessed as Endangered, May 2004.

Zanatta, D.T. and J.L. Metcalfe-Smith (COSEWIC). 2002. Status Report on Round Hickorynut, Obovaria subrotunda (Rafinesque, 1820).  Prepared for Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).  Species assessed as Endangered, May 2003.

Metcalfe-Smith, J.L. and D.T. Zanatta (COSEWIC). 2002. Status Report on Kidneyshell, Ptychobranchus fasciolaris (Rafinesque, 1820).  Prepared for Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).  Species assessed as Endangered, May 2003.

   
           
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