Jessica Moss  Small

Research Coordinator

Email: [[jamoss]]
Phone: (804) 684-7955
Office: Andrews Hall 408
Department: Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center

Education
  • University of New Hampshire, BSc. Marine and Freshwater Biology, 2000
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science, PhD, Marine Science, 2007
Research Interests

oysters, aquaculture, breeding, ecology, evolution, marine molecular genetics, biodiversity, parasitology, population genetics

For more information on the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center : http://www.vims.edu/research/units/centerspartners/abc/

For links to ABC Director Stan Allen's blog:  http://abcdb.blogs.wm.edu/

Website for more information on Panulirus argus virus 1 :  www.pav1.org

Publications
  • Proestou, D.A., Vinyard, B.T., Corbett, R.J., Piesz, J., Allen, S.K. Jr., Moss Small, J., Li, C., Liu, M., DeBrosse, G., Guo, X., Rawson, P., Gomez-Chiarri, M., (2016) Performance of selectively-bred lines of eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, across eastern US estuaries.  Aquaculture. 464: 17-27.
  • Butler, M.J., IV, Behringer, D.C. Jr., Dolan, T.M. III, Moss, J., and Shields, J.D. (2015) Behavioral immunity suppresses an epizootic in Caribbean spiny lobsters. PLOS One.(10)6.
  • Boyko, C.B., Moss, J., Williams, J.D., and Shields, J.D. (2013) A molecular phylogeny of Bopyroidea and Cryptoniscoidea (Crustacea: Isopoda). Systematics and Biodiveristy. 11:495-506.
  • Moss, J., Behringer, D.C., Shields, J.D., Baeza, A., Aguilar-Perera, A., Bush, P.G., Dromer, C., Herrera-Moreno, A., Gittens, L, Matthews, T.R., McCord, M.R., Schärer, M.T., Reynal, L., Truelove, N. and Butler, M.J. (2013) Distribution, prevalence, and genetic analysis of Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1) from the Caribbean Sea. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 104: 129-140.
  • Shields, J.D., Wheeler, K.N., Moss, J., Somers, B., and Castro, K. (2012) The "100 Lobsters" project: a cooperative demonstration project for health assessment of lobsters from Rhode Island. Journal of Shellfish Research. 31:  431-438.
  • Shields, J.D., Wheeler, K.N., and Moss, J. (2012) Histological assessment of the lobsters (Homarus americanus) in the "100 lobsters" project. Journal of Shellfish Research. 31:  439-447.
  • Moss, J., Buter, M.J. IV, Behringer, D.C. and Shields, J.D. (2012) Genetic diversity of the Caribbean spiny lobster virus, Panulirus argus virus I, and the discovery of PaV1 in lobster postlarvae. Aquatic Biology. 14: 223-232.
  • Behringer, D.C., Butler, M.J. IV, Moss, J. and Shields, J.D. (2012) PaV1 infection in the Florida spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) and its effect on trap function and disease transmission. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Science. 69: 136-144.
  • Xiao, J., Cordes, J. F., Moss, J. and Reece, K. S. (2011) Genetic diversity in U.S. hatchery stocks of Crassostrea ariakensis (Fujita, 1913) and comparison with natural populations in Asia. Journal of Shellfish Research. 30: 751-760.
  • Behringer, D. C., Butler, M. J. IV., Shields, J. D., and Moss, J. (2011) Review of Panulirus argus virus I - a decade after its discovery. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 94: 153-160.
  • Stentiford, G. D., Bateman, K. S., Small, H. J., Moss, J., Shields, J. D., Reece, K. S., and Tuck, I. (2010). Myospora metanephrops (n. g., n. sp.) from marine lobsters and a proposal for erection of a new order and family (Crustaceacida; Myosporidae) in the Class Marinospora (Phylum Microsporidia). International Journal for Parasitology. 40:1433-1446.
  • Small, H. J., Shields, J. D., Haas, L. W., Vogelbein, W. K., Moss, J. and Reece, K. S. (2009) Genetic variation among strains of Pseudopfiesteria shumwayae and Pfiesteria piscicida (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology. 45:1315-1322
  • Moss, J. A., Xiao, J., Dungan, C. F. and Reece, K. S. (2008) Description of Perkinsus beihaiensis n. sp., a new Perkinsus sp. parasite in oysters of southern China.  Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 55:117-130.
  • Casas, S. M., Reece, K. S., Li, Y., Moss, J. A., Villalba, A. and La Peyre, J. F. (2008) Continuous culture of Perkinsus mediterraneus, a parasite of the European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis, and characterization of its morphology, propagation and extracellular proteins in vitro. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 55:34-43.
  • Moss, J. A., Burreson, E. M., Cordes, J. F., Dungan, C. F., Brown, G. B., Wang, A., Wu, X. and Reece, K. S. (2007)  Pathogens in Crassostrea ariakensis and other Asian oyster species:  implications for non-native oyster introduction to Chesapeake Bay. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 77:207-223.
  • Dungan, C. F., Reece, K. S., Moss, J. A., Hamilton, R. M. and Diggles, B. K. (2007)  Perkinsus olseni in vitro isolates from the New Zealand clam Austrovenus stutchburyi. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 54:26-270.
  • Small, H. J., Shields, J. D., Moss, J. A. and Reece, K. S. (2007)  Conservation in the first internal transcribed spacer region (ITS1) in Hematodinium species infecting crustacean hosts found in the UK and Newfoundland.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 75:251-258.
  • Moss, J. A., Burreson, E. M. and Reece, K. S. (2006)  Advanced Perkinsus marinus infections in Crassostrea ariakensis held under laboratory conditions. Journal of Shellfish Research. 25:65-72.

 

Journal Referee

Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

Molecular Ecology

Journal of Invertebrate Parasitology

Journal of Fish Biology