Anthony Inder Mazeroll

Anthony Inder Mazeroll, PhD

Faculty - Full-Time
anthony inder mazeroll
Professor of Biology

I grew up in the Southern California desert (Imperial, CA); the son of a school teacher and a housewife. My parents taught me early on the value of an education and the importance of different cultures. Both my parents were first-generation Americans. My fraternal grandparents were French-Canadian and my mother’s father was from India and her mother from Mexico. Thus I was surrounded by 4 different cultures: French, East-Indian, Mexican, and American. From a young age, I wanted to study the ocean; more specifically fish. Most children go through a phase of being intrigued by the ocean. I just never grew out of it. I primarily study fish ecology of fishes in the Red Sea (Egypt, Israel, and, Jordan) but am currently studying population genetics of fishes from the Peruvian Amazon.

My wife and I have twin daughters and 4 wonderful grandchildren.

  • PhD, Northern Arizona University
  • MS, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • AS, Imperial Valley College
  • Animal Behavior
  • Core: Enduring Questions
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • General Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Modes of Inquiry
  • Learning Cluster
    • Human Impacts
    • Solar Energy
    • Sustainable Development of the Peruvian Amazon
  • Behavioral Ecology of Fishes
  • Impacts of Human Activities on the Environment
  • Population Genetics of Amazonian Fishes
  • Mazeroll, Anthony and Nakajima et al. (2017), “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; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3308
  • “Daily migrations of a coral reef fish in the Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba): initiation and orientation,” Copeia, 1998
  • “Does mass spawning enhance fertilization in coral reef fish? A case study of the brown surgeonfish,” Ecology Progress Series, 1998
  • “Structure and organization of local migrations in the brown surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus),” Ethology, 1995
  • Animal Biology Laboratory Manual, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1992
  • “Density- and size-dependent spacing of ant nests: evidence for intraspecific competition,” Oecologia, 1988
  • 2001-present, Professor at SUA
  • 2000-2001, Academic Coordinator, University of CA, Irvine
  • 1992-2000, Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology, West Texas A&M University
  • 1991-1992, Assistant Professor of Biology, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Fulbright Research Fellowship to Jordan, 1999
  • West Texas A&M President's Research Excellence Award,1999
  • West Texas A&M President's Teaching Excellence Award, 1998
  • Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars, 1994