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Jilda Alicia Caccavo

Jilda Alicia Caccavo
Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace · Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
The reason I changed fields in 2013, moving from Neurobiology to Marine Biology research, was so that my efforts could have positive environmental impacts. Throughout my PhD and now during my post-doctoral research, my goal has always been to develop and apply multidisciplinary approaches to address conservation and environmental management issues.
Additional affiliations
May 2019 - December 2021
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
November 2014 - October 2018
University of Padova
Field of study
  • Evolution, Ecology and Conservation
October 2013 - September 2014
Queen Mary, University of London
Field of study
  • Aquatic Ecology
September 2009 - October 2012
The Rockefeller University
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences

Publications

Publications (24)
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Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments are facing increasing pressure from multiple threats. The Antarctic Treaty System regularly looks to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) for the provision of independent and objective advice based on the best available science to support decision- making, policy development and effective e...
Technical Report
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The Southern Ocean plays a central role in the Earth System by connecting the Earth’s ocean basins, and it is a crucial link between the deep ocean, surface ocean and atmosphere. Hence, the ongoing changes in the Southern Ocean impact global climate, rates of sea level rise, biogeochemical cycles and ecological systems. Yet, understanding of the ca...
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Defining the impact of anthropogenic stressors on Antarctic wildlife is an active aim for investigators. Telomeres represent a promising molecular tool to investigate the fitness of wild populations, as their length may predict longevity and survival. We examined the relationship between telomere length and human exposure in Adélie penguin chicks (...
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Southern Ocean ecosystems are globally important and vulnerable to global drivers of change, yet they remain challenging to study. Fish and squid make up a significant portion of the biomass within the Southern Ocean, filling key roles in food webs from forage to mid-trophic species and top predators. They comprise a diverse array of species unique...
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Pressure in academia and science is rapidly increasing and early career researchers (ECRs) have a lot to gain from being involved in research initiatives such as large international projects. But just how inclusive are they? Here we discuss experiences of ECRs directly involved in the Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO), an A...
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Early-career scientists (ECSs) are a large part of the workforce in science. While they produce new scientific knowledge that they share in publications, they are rarely invited to participate in the peer-review process. Barriers to the participation of ECSs as peer reviewers include, among other things, their lack of visibility to editors, inexper...
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Acquiring not only field-specific knowledge but also a set of transferable professional skills becomes increasingly important for Early Career Scientists (ECS) in Geo-sciences and other academic disciplines. Although the need for training in transferable skills adds to the work-load of an individual Early Career Scientist, it is often neglected wit...
Poster
In our collective endeavour towards global sustainability, there is now a broad appreciation that producing scientifically robust knowledge requires new forms of engagement between scientists, stakeholders and society. But what is the role of Early Career Scientists (ECS) in these processes that are closing the gap between science and policy? Becau...
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Early Career Scientists (ECS) are a large part of the work force in science. While they produce new scientific knowledge that they share in publications, they are rarely invited to participate in the peer-review process. Barriers to the participation of ECS as peer-reviewers include, among others, their lack of visibility to editors, inexperience i...
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A multi-disciplinary approach was employed to examine a physical-biological population hypothesis for a critical forage species, the Antarctic silverfish Pleuragramma antarctica. Caccavo et al. (2018; Sci Rep 8:17856) had shown strong gene flow along the westward Antarctic Slope Current, in addition to spatially recurring length modes that provided...
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The Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica) is a critically important forage species with a circumpolar distribution and is unique among other notothenioid species for its wholly pelagic life cycle. Previous studies have provided mixed evidence of population structure over regional and circumpolar scales. The aim of the present study was to...
Poster
Poster presented at : - 14e ArcticNet annual scientific meeting - YOPP Arctic Science Workshop References : Casado, M., Gremion G., Rosenbaum, P.*, Caccavo, J.A., Aho, K., Champollion, N., Connors, S., Dahood A., Fernández A., Lizotte, M., Mintenbeck, K., Poloczanska, E., Fugmann G., (2019) – Giving a voice to Early Carrer Scientists through p...
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In our collective endeavour towards global sustainability, there is now a broad appreciation that producing scientifically robust knowledge requires new forms of engagement between scientists, stakeholders and the society. But what is the role of Early Career Scientists (ECS) in these processes that help bridge the gap between science and policy? B...
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Correspondence in Nature. Full list of co-signatories: https://goo.gl/RoqD96
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A recent population hypothesis for Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica), a critical forage species, argued that interactions between life history and circulation associated with glacial trough systems drive circumpolar distributions over the continental shelf. In the Ross Sea, aggregations of eggs and larvae occur under fast ice in Terra...
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RATIONALE: A genetic component may be involved in different stages of the progression of drug addiction. Heroin users escalate unit doses and frequency of self-administration events over time. Rats that self-administer drugs of abuse over extended sessions escalate the amount of drug infused over days. OBJECTIVES: Using a recently developed model o...
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A genetic component may be involved in different stages of the progression of drug addiction. Heroin users escalate unit doses and frequency of self-administration events over time. Rats that self-administer drugs of abuse over extended sessions escalate the amount of drug infused over days. Using a recently developed model of extended-access self-...

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Projects (2)
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The purpose of the APECS expert review group and its partners is to provide a comprehensive review of the IPCC reports using the variety of knowledge that APECS members and polar Early Career Researchers (ECRs) can provide. APECS and its partners will then be included in the reviewer list which is published along with the report. Participating in this will be a great opportunity to get involved in a large, polar initiative. Objectives - Engage ECR in the IPCC activities; - Improve the quality and the diversity of the contents in IPCC reports; - Train ECR to tackle future challenges for their career paths; - Involve APECS in large international reports of the scientific community; and - Encourage other ECR associations to join APECS efforts.
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This project utilizes multidisciplinary methods (including genetics, otolith chemistry, hydrography, and life history data) to investigate population structure and connectivity of Antarctic fish species (suborder Notothenioidei). The current focus is on Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni), with previous and ongoing work related to Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica).