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Deparment of Biology
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8303

Email: madreani@csun.edu

Phone: (818) 677 2641





Mia St Andrews

Dr. Mia Adreani

Postdoctoral Research Scholar



2010 Ph.D. Ecology and Evolution, Florida State University, Florida, USA.

2003 M.S. Biology, California State University, Northridge, California, USA.

1996 B.S. Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA





Research Interests


I am an evolutionary ecologist with broad interests in the evolution of mating systems and behavioral ecology. I have worked in many different systems including coral reefs, kelp forests and freshwater ponds and streams.My primary research is focused on investigating mating behavior, alternative mating tactics and fertilization dynamics in marine fishes. I employ a combination of behavioral observations, field manipulation experiments and laboratory techniques to estimate fecundity, paternity, and the contexts under which different mating tactics are deployed. Currently, I am working on a project investigating the effectiveness of a large-scale artificial reef off of southern California with respect to reproductive output, growth rate and productivity of several kelp-associated fishes.





• Adreani, MS. 2011. Fertilization dynamics and the effect of local population size structure on the use of alternative mating tactics in Serranus subligarius. Oecologia. (revisions submitted).

• Adreani, MS. Spatial, temporal and behavioral patterns associated with streak spawning in the hermaphroditic seabass, Serranus subligarius. In review.

• Adreani, MS and LG Allen. 2008. Reproductive Behavior and Mating System of the Temperate Wrasse, Halichoeres semicinctus. Copeia 2: 467-475.

• Adreani, MS, BE Erisman, RR Warner 2004. Observations of Courtship and Spawning Behavior in the California Sheephead, Semicossyphus pulcher. Env Biology of Fishes 71: 13-19.

• Adreani, MS and Travis, J. Local population size and the level of multiple paternity in the least killifish, Heterandria formosa.

• Adreani, MS and MA Steele.Life history traits of the temperate wrasse, Oxyjulis californica.In prep.

• Adreani, MS and MA Steele. Reproductive output, growth rate and tissue production of five temperate reef fish species; a comparison of artificial and natural reefs. In prep.