Ph.D. Anthony Inder Mazeroll

Areas of Competence in Teaching  

Animal Behavior        Environmental Science Ichthyology

Aquaculture        Evolution Limnology

Botany               Fisheries Biology Marine Biology

Conservation Biology General Biology Vertebrate Natural History

Ecology Herpetology Zoology



Research Interests

 

Reproductive behavior and dispersal of lower vertebrates

 Effects of human impacts and conservation of aquatic systems

Impact of exotic species on fresh water ecosystems

Local migrations and other movements of fishes

Ecology of threatened and endangered species

Honors and Awards

2006 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (student nominated).

1999 Council for the International Exchange of Scholars.  Fulbright Research Fellowship to Jordan. 

1999 West Texas A&M University President’s Research Excellence Award.

1998 West Texas A&M University President’s Teaching Excellence Award.

1994 Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars.

Positions Held 

Administrative

    Amazon Research Center for Ornamental Fishes, Iquitos, Peru

        2014-present Executive Director

Soka University of America

        2008-2013   Director, Environmental Studies Concentration (Department Chair)

2003-2006  Area Coordinator, Math and Science (Department Chair)

    University of California, Irvine

       2001-2002 Academic Coordinator, Minority Science Programs

Teaching

    Soka University of America

2002-present Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

    California State University Fullerton 

   2004 Adjunct Instructor of Biology (Marine Biology) 

    California State University Long Beach

  1. Adjunct Instructor of Biology (Ecology)

     California State University San Marcos

  1. Adjunct Instructor of Biology (Evolution)

San Diego City College

  1.   Adjunct Instructor of Biology (Marine Biology)

West Texas A&M University

1998-2000 Associate Professor of Biology   

1992-1998  Assistant Professor of Biology                        

   Eastern New Mexico University

    1991-1992   Temporary Assistant Professor of Biology

                  

   Northern Arizona University

1991        Faculty Associate

1991      Faculty – Young Scholars Program

    1990      Head Teaching Assistant

    1986-1990 Teaching Assistant 

                         

   Northwestern State University

     1983-1985  Teaching Assistant

Research

    West Texas A&M University

1992-2000 Curator of Lower Vertebrates – WTAMU Natural History Collection

      Northern Arizona University

     1988-1989 Graduate Curator, Vertebrate Museum 

     1988     Research Associate – National Geographic Society Grant, Eilat, Israel 

Grants Awarded

2018 Parasites of invasive species in the Peruvian Amazon. Pacific Basin Research Center. $10,000.00.

2017 Feeding ecology in an Amazon Basin invasive fish:  Blue gourami in Iquitos, Peru. Pacific Basin Research Center. $5,000.00.

2014 Alien species in the Peruvian Amazon.  Nieves Family Learning Cluster Grant (took 12 students to Iquitos, Peru). $19,500.00

2012 The impact of exotic species on the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems of Cambodia.  Nieves Family Learning Cluster Grant (took 12 students to Cambodia). $15,000.00

2010 The implementation of aquaculture in the developing world: Peru as a case study.  Nieves Family Learning Cluster Grant (took 12 students to Iquitos, Peru). $10,000.00

2009 Sustainability in the Peruvian Amazon. Nieves Family Learning Cluster Grant (took 12 students to San Pedro, Peru). $10,000.00

2007 Is a Sustainable Fishery Possible in the Colombian Amazon? Pacific Basin Research Center. $4,000.00.

2006 Population genetics of Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare; Cichlidae) and Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciata; Cichlidae) in the Rio Nanay, a tributary of the Amazon River. Guy Jordan Fund.  American Cichlid Association. $1,500.00.

2005 Genomics Education Matching Funds, Li-Cor Biosciences.  Purchase of a Li-Cor 4300 DNA Analysis System. $95,899.00.

1998 Mate Choice in Epipedobates tricolor (Anura: Dendrobatidae).  Research Enhancement Program. West Texas A&M University.  $1,103.00.

1997 Mate Acquisition in the Anemonefish Amphiprion bicinctus.  The Center for Field Research at Earthwatch.  $15,200.00.  Dr. Denis Goulet, Co-PI.

1997 Dynamics of Daily Migrations of Brown Surgeonfish in the Red Sea.  Research Enhancement Program. West Texas A&M University.  $6,200.00.

1996 Mate Acquisition in the Anemonefish Amphiprion bicinctus.  The Center for Field Research at Earthwatch.  $17,000.00.  Dr. Denis Goulet, Co-PI.

1995 Mate Acquisition in the Anemonefish Amphiprion bicinctus.  Research Enhancement Program.  West Texas A&M University.  $6,500.00.

1995 Biological Survey of the Medicine Mounds Ranch (Hardeman County, TX). Summerlee Foundation.  $50,000.00.  Project Director.  Dr. Kathleen Blair and Dr. David Sissom, Co-PI’s.

  1. An Ichthyological Survey of Dixon Creek (Hutchinson County, TX).  Jones and Neuse, Inc. $13,951.30

1994 A Herpetofaunal Survey of the Pantex Nuclear Reservation, Amarillo, TX.  U.S. Department of Energy, $12,500.00.

1993 Geographic Variation or Speciation in the Genus Symphysodon (Osteichthyes: Cichlidae).  Research Enhancement Program.  West Texas A&M University.    $3,905.00.

1992 Chromosomal and Electrophoretic Comparison of the Species in the Genus Symphysodon (Osteichthyes: Cichlidae).  Research Enhancement Program.  West Texas State University.  $4,486.17. 

1990 Mechanisms of Migrations in the Brown Surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigrofuscus.  National Science Foundation, Program in Animal Behavior.  Dissertation Improvement Grant.  $6,256.00.

1990 Dynamics of Daily Migrations in the Brown Surgeonfish.  American Museum of Natural History – Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research.  $500.00.

1990 The Dynamics of Daily Migrations of Brown Surgeonfish (Acanthuridae).  American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists – Raney Award in Ichthyology.  $1000.00.

1989 Learning, Memory, and Cognitive Maps in the Brown Surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus).  Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research.  $500.00

1989 Learning and Migration in the Brown Surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus).  Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences.  $250.00.

1989 Learning and Migration in the Brown Surgeonfish.  American Museum of Natural History – Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research.  $900.00.

1989 The Role of Learning in Migrations of Brown Surgeonfish (Acanthuridae).  American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists – Raney Award in Ichthyology.  $800.00.

1988 Mechanisms Maintaining Dichromatism in the Marine Puffer Arothron meleagris.  Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research.  $400.00 (did not accept due to shift in research direction).

1987 The Ecology and Life History of the Puffer Arothron meleagris with Emphasis on Gold Morphs.  Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research.  $500.00.




Papers Presented 

(presenter underlined)

2015 Mazeroll, Anthony I.   Impacts of Invasive fishes in the Peruvian Amazon. Costarricences y IV Simposio Latinoamericano de Ictiologia. San Jose, Costa Rica.  (plenary talk)

2014 Mazeroll, Anthony I.   Exotic Fishes in the Peruvian Amazon. XIII Congreso Nacional, VI Internacional de Ingenieria Pesquera.  Arequipa, Peru.  (plenary talk)

2014 Mazeroll, Anthony I. and Nathan Maynard, The ecological impacts of blue gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) in the Peruvian Amazon. Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology Conference.  Oregon State University.

2006 Mazeroll, Anthony I., Renee L. Mazeroll, Goulet, Denis, and Maroof Khalaf. Population dynamics of Amphiprion bicinctus in the upper Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea). Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology Conference.  Soka University of America.

2006 Goundar, Krishneel and Anthony I. Mazeroll. Fecundity and Maternal Size Correlation in Female Guppies, Poecilia reticulata.  Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology Conference.  Soka University of America.

2003 Mazeroll, Anthony I., Renee L. Mazeroll, Goulet, Denis, and Maroof Khalaf. Ecology of Red Sea Anemonefish on both sides of the Gulf of Aqaba. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting.  Manaus, Brazil.

2001 Mazeroll, Anthony I., Renee L. Mazeroll, Goulet, Denis, and Maroof Khalaf. Comparative Ecology of Red Sea Anemonefish on Both Sides of the Gulf of Aqaba.  AAAS – Pacific Division.  Irvine, CA.

2001 Villarreal, Luis, P, Luis Mota-Bravo, and Anthony I. Mazeroll.  The Orange County Bridge to Biomedical Research: Results from the First 4 years.  NIH Bridges Program Directors Meeting.  Elliot City, MD.

1999 Chavez, Janelda, Anthony I. Mazeroll, and David Parker.  Response of Rana pipiens (Leopard Frog) egg and larval stages to varied concentrations of feedlot wastewater runoff. American/Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineers Annual Meeting.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1998 Goulet, Denis, Joseph Mayer, and Anthony I. Mazeroll.  Diet overlap and resource use by five species of butterflyfish (Family Chaetodontidae) in Fiji.  American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting.  Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

1995 Mazeroll, Anthony I.  Spatial Knowledge and Cognitive Maps in Brown Surgeonfish? You Be the Judge.  24th International Ethological Conference.  Invited Speaker, Ethology of Coral Reef Fishes Symposium. Honolulu, HI.

1991 Mazeroll, Anthony I.  The Role of Learning, Memory, and Spatial Knowledge in Migrations of a Coral Reef Fish.  Amer. Soc. of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting, New York, NY.  Student Travel Award.

1990 Mazeroll, Anthony I.  and W. Linn Montgomery.  The Role of Local Landmarks in Daily Migrations.  Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

1990 Mazeroll, Anthony I.  Identification of Migratory Routes by a Coral Reef Fish.  The Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA.  Seawright Travel Award Winner.

1989 Montgomery, W. Linn, Peggy P. Pollak, and Anthony I. Mazeroll.  Mass spawning aggregations in a Red Sea surgeonfish.  Amer. Soc. of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

1988 Mazeroll, Anthony I. and W. Linn Montgomery.  Daily Migrations of the Brown Surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus). Amer. Soc. of Zool.  San Francisco, CA.







Invited Seminars and Lectures

2015 Costarricences y IV Simposio Latinoamericano de Ictiologia. San Jose, Costa Rica.  (plenary talk)

2014 XIII Congreso Nacional, VI Internacional de Ingenieria Pesquera.  Arequipa, Peru.  (plenary talk)

2014 Ministry of Fisheries, Iquitos, Peru

2010 National University of Peru, Amazon, School of Fisheries, Iquitos, Peru

2010 Royal University of Phnom Penh, Department of Biology, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2009 Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear, Prey Vang, Cambodia

2009 Soka University, Department of Symbiosis, Hajiochi, Japan

2007 Amazon Institute of Scientific Research (SINCHI), Leticia, Colombia

2006 Chapman University, Department of Biology, Orange, CA

2005 Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo, CA

2002 Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA.

2002 California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA.

2001  University of California, Riverside, Department of Biology, Riverside, CA.

2001  University of California, Irvine, Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professorate, Irvine, CA.

2000  Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA.

1997  Bar Ilan University, Department of Biology, Eilat, Israel.

1996  The Interuniversity Institute of Eilat, Eilat, Israel.

1996  Tel Aviv University, Department of Ecology, Eilat, Israel.

1996  Bar Ilan University, Department of Biology, Eilat, Israel.

1996 Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

1995 School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

1995 Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. via TTVN.

1995 Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. via TTVN.

1993 The Discus Study Group – Symposium V.  Baltimore, MD.

1992 West Texas State University, Department of Biology and Geosciences. Canyon, TX.

1991 Eastern New Mexico University, Department of Biology. Portales, New Mexico.

1991 Northern Arizona University, Department of Biology, Flagstaff, AZ.

1990 The Interuniversity Institute of Eilat, Eilat, Israel.

1990 The Israeli Oceanographic and Limnological Research Station.  Eilat, Israel.

1989  H.S. Marine Biological Lab.  Eilat, Israel.




Publications and Theses

2018 Mazeroll, A.I. and N. Maynard. In review.  Diet comparisons between an invasive and native fishes in the Peruvian Amazon. 25 pp. 1 Figure, 2 Tables.

2017 Nakajima R,, E.V. Rimachi, E.N. Santos-Silva, L.S.F. Calixto, R.G. Leite, A. Khen, T. Yamane, A.I. Mazeroll, J.C. Inuma, E.Y.K. Utumi, and A. Tanak. The density and biomass of mesozooplankton and ichthyoplankton in the Negro and the Amazon Rivers during the rainy season: the ecological importance of the confluence boundary. PeerJ 5:e3308.

2006 Kiflawi, M. and A.I. Mazeroll.  Female leadership during migration and the potential for sex-specific benefits of mass spawning in the brown surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus)?  Environment Biology of Fishes.  76:19-23. 

1998 Mazeroll, A.I. and W.L. Montgomery.  Daily migrations of a coral reef fish in the Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba): initiation and orientation. Copeia 1998(4):893-905. 

1998 Kiflawi, M., A.I. Mazeroll, and D. Goulet.  Does mass spawning enhance fertilization in coral reef fish?  A case study of the brown surgeonfish.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 172:107-114.

1995 Mazeroll, A.I. and W.L. Montgomery.  Structure and organization of local migrations in the brown surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus).  Ethology 99:89-106.

1992   Montgomery, W.L., S. Allred, C. Anderson, W. Arjo, T. DeMoulin, A.I. Mazeroll, C. Runck, T. Theimer, P. Thomas, C. Tobin, S. Travis, and E. Wiltenmuth.  Animal Biology Laboratory Manual.  Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.  229 pp.

1991 Mazeroll, A.I.  Daily migrations of the brown surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigrofuscus, in the northern Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba, Israel).  Ph.D. Dissertation.  Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.  170 pp.

1989 Mazeroll, A.I.  The effects of kraftmill effluent on channel catfish fry, Ictalurus punctatus.  M.S. Thesis.  Northwestern St. Univ. of Louisiana, Natchitoches.  53 pp. 

1988 Cushman, J.H., G.D. Martinsen, and A.I. Mazeroll.  Density- and size-dependent spacing of ant nests: evidence for intraspecific competition.  Oecologia 77:522-525.



Published Abstracts:

  1990 Mazeroll, A.I. and W.L. Montgomery.  The role of local landmarks in daily migrations of brown surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus) in the Red Sea.  Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 25:6.

  1988 Mazeroll, A.I. and W.L. Montgomery.  Daily migrations of the brown surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus).  Amer. Zool. 28(4):81A.

Technical Reports:

  1994 Mazeroll, A.I., L.S. Boatman, and L.H. Boomershine.  Results of the herpetofaunal survey of the Pantex Reservation, Amarillo, TX, D.O.E. Final Report # FFP19934.  20 pages.

Popular Articles:

  1995 Mazeroll, A.I. and M. Weiss. The state of confusion in Discus taxonomy.  in, The Cichlids Yearbook 5. ed. Ad Konings.  pp.77-83.  Cichlid Press.  Germany.   (Published in English, German, Swedish, French, and Dutch).

  1994 Mazeroll, A.I.  The pitfalls of R.O. water.  Journal of the International Discus Association. 1994(1):3-5.

  1993 Mazeroll, A.I. The last word on discus taxonomy? Maybe, maybe not.  Journal of the International Discus Association.  1993(2):3-5. 

Students Advised:

    Capstone Chairman:

Stella Zoe Witt.  River Ecology and Ecological Restoration: A Case Study of the Los Angeles River. Soka University of America.  May, 2017 graduation 

Eri Tamura.  Aquaponics: Opportunities for Sustainable Food Production.  Soka University of America.  May, 2017 graduation

Nicholas Peck.  The Fishing Industry and the Environment in Japan.   Soka University of America.  May, 2015 graduation

Silda Lorenzo.  Effects of Temperature on the Reproductive Rate of Betta splendens in Relation to Climate Change.   Soka University of America.  May, 2013 graduation

Nandini Choudhury.  Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) Infection in Captive Anurans: A Disease Survey.  Soka University of America.  May, 2012 graduation.

Nathan Maynard. The Ecological Impacts of the Blue Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) in Peru.

Soka University of America.  May, 2012 graduation.

Erika Moromisato.  The effect of incubation and water temperature on the embryonic development and hatching rates of the African killifish, Fundulopanchax gardneri.  Soka University of America.  May, 2012 graduation.

Nick Starinieri.  Comparison of the nutrient uptake ability of four aquatic macrophytes.  Soka University of America.  May, 2012 graduation.

 

Annie Whone. Competition between exotic and native California grasses: 

Passengers or drivers of ecological change?  Soka University of America.  May, 2012 graduation.

Jennifer Geisler.  Proximate Cues in inducing color change in male Poeciliopsis occidentalis.  Soka University of America.  May, 2008 graduation.

Krishneel Goundar.  The development of the cognitive portions of the brain in two Dendrobates species (Anura: Dendrobatidae).  Soka University of America.  May, 2006 graduation.

 

Mr. Amitesh Kumar.  Observational learning in female Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens).  Soka University of America.  May, 2005 graduation.

    Thesis Chairman:

Ms. Kari Sanders.  Taxonomic status of species in the Genus Symphysodon (Osteichthyes: Cichlidae): meristic evidence.  Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences.  May, 2001 graduation.

Mr. Eric Altena.  Feeding competition between yellow perch and bluegill in Greenbelt Reservoir.  Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences.  May, 1999 graduation.   

 

    

    Thesis Committee Member: 

Ms. Michal Roberts.  Robber flies in the genus Efferia (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Texas panhandle and adjacent areas.  Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences. Spring, 2001 graduation.

Ms. Kathleen Frederiksen.  Communication signals of the black-tailed prairie dog.   Department of Behavioral Sciences.  Spring, 1995 graduation.

Mr. Charles Munger.  Determination of gizzard shad spawning period in Lake Meredith, Texas.  Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences.  Spring, 1993 graduation.

    Non-Thesis Advisor:

Mr. Greg Mouser.  Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences.  Spring, 1998 graduation. Major Advisor.  

Ms. Pam Crossland.  Department of Behavioral Sciences.  Spring, 1994 graduation.  Minor Advisor.

   Other Research Directed:

Ms. Janelda Chavez.  The use and survivability of amphibians in feedlot contaminated playas.  Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences.  Graduate research, 2001.

Ms. Amy Hedgecoke.  Social interactions of Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, in the Texas panhandle.  Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences.  Graduate research, 2001.

Mr. Clarence Lamb.  Age and growth of rainbow trout in Lake Meredith, TX.  Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences.  Graduate research, 2001.

Ms. Scarlet Nunley.  Identification of Vibrio spp. in sediments from the Salton Sea (Imperial County, California). Graduate research, 2000.

 

Mr. Brett Kennedy.  Mate choice in dendrobatid frogs.  Undergraduate research, 1999.

Mr. J. Mack Britten.  Prairie dog avoidance of radionuclide contamination.  Undergraduate research, 1998.

Mr. Stefan Bressler.  Biological assay of feedlot contaminated and “natural” playas.  Undergraduate honors research, 1997.

Ms. Shelia Heath.  Learning by observation in the Midas Cichlid. Graduate research, 1996.

Ms. Jennise Knight.  Does color influence mate choice in Siamese Fighting Fish?  Graduate research, 1996.

Ms. Kris Richardson.  Desiccation of algae in a playa lake.  Undergraduate honors research, 1996.

Ms. Tiffany DiGeorge.  Dispersal of and management plan for prairie dogs at the Pantex Reservation.  Non-thesis graduate research, 1996-1997.

Mr. Shay Boatman.  Macrophyte control with varying densities of Grass Carp.  Non-thesis graduate research, 1995.

Society Affiliations and Memberships

   American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

   National Marine Educators Association

   North American Native Fishes Association

   Phi Beta Delta – International Honor Society

   Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

Society for Conservation Biology

World Aquaculture Society