Dr. Jilda Alicia Caccavo


Department of Evolutionary Genetics


Tel: 030/83850109

Short curriculum vitae

2019 – Present Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow, BeGenDiv & the Alfred Wegener Institute
“Assessing population structure of Antarctic toothfish to inform management and the establishment of a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea”
2014 – 2018 PhD in Ecology, University of Padua, Italy.
“Multidisciplinary approaches assessing population structure of Antarctic silverfish in the Southern Ocean”
2013 – 2014 MSc in Aquatic Biology, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
“Using microsatellites to characterize population ecology of sea pens in the North Sea”
2009 – 2012 MSc in Biological Sciences, Rockefeller University, NY, NY, USA.
“Identifying mechanisms underlying drug escalation behavior in rats”
2004 – 2009 BA in Neurobiology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Life history connectivity and population structure of the Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni) in the Weddell Sea.

Research interests
  • Marine biology,

  • Molecular ecology,

  • Population dynamics,

  • Fisheries management,

  • Life-history connectivity,

  • Physical-biological interactions

Selected publications

Bohleber P, Casado M, Ashworth K, Baker CA, Belcher A, Caccavo JA, Jenkins HE, Satterthwaite E, Spolaor A, Winton VHL (2020): Successful practice in early career networks: insights from the polar sciences. ADV GEOSCI 53, 1–14. doi:10.5194/adgeo-53-1-2020

Brasier MJ, McCormack S, Bax N, Caccavo JA, Cavan E, Ericson JA, Figuerola B, Hancock A, Halfter S, Hellessey N, Höfer J, Puskic PS, de Oliveira CS, Subramaniam RC, Wallis J, Weldrick CK (2020): Overcoming the obstacles faced by early career researchers in marine science: Lessons from the Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean. FRONT MAR SCI 7, 692. doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00692

Casado M, Gremion G, Rosenbaum P, Caccavo JA, Aho K, Champollion N, Connors SL, Dahood A, Fernandez A, Lizotte M, Mintenbeck K, Poloczanska E, Fugmann G (2020): The benefits to climate science of including early-career scientists as reviewers. GEOSCI COMM 3, 89–97. doi:10.5194/gc-3-89-2020

Caccavo JA, Ashford JR, Ryan S, Papetti C, Schröder M, Zane L (2019): Spatial structuring and life history connectivity of Antarctic silverfish along the southern continental shelf of the Weddell Sea. MEPS 624:195-212. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13017

Caccavo JA, Papetti C, Wetjen M, Knust R, Ashford J, Zane L (2018): Along-shelf connectivity and circumpolar gene flow in Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica). SCI REP 8:17856. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36030-x

Brooks C, Caccavo JA, Ashford J, Dunbar R, Goetz K, La Mesa M, Zane L (2018): Early life history connectivity of Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica) in the Ross Sea. Fish Oceanogr. 27: 274–287. https://doi.org/10.1111/fog.12251

Schiavon L, Milan M, Lucassen M, Caccavo JA, Paterno M, Boscari E, Marino IAM, Congiu L, Zane L (2018): Genetic variability of the striped venus Chamelea gallina in the northern Adriatic Sea. Fisheries Research 201:68-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.01.006

Caccavo JA, Brooks C, Zane L, Ashford JR (2015): Identification of Pleuragramma antarctica larvae in the Ross Sea via mitochondrial DNA. CCAMLR Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment. WG-FSA 15, 38.

Last updated on April, 15th 2021.