Dr. Marianne V. Moore
Department of Biological Sciences, 106 Central Street,
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
Ph: (781)283-3098 FAX: (781)283-3642
1986 Ph.D. Aquatic Ecology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1977 M.S. Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
1975 B.A. Biology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
1997-2011 Associate Professor, Wellesley College, Dept. of Biological Sciences
2002 Medical leave
1999 Faculty Fellow, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA
1988-1996 Assistant Professor, Wellesley College, Dept. of Biological Sciences
1991-1992 Visiting Research Professor, Dept. Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College.
1986-88 Postdoctoral Fellow, Miami University, Zoology Department
1981-86 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dartmouth College, Dept. Biological Sciences
1979-80 Research Associate, Iowa State University. Co-directed Iowa Lake Survey.
1977-78 Fulbright research fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
1975-1977 Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Animal Ecology Dept.
Research Interests: Aquatic ecology; lake food web dynamics; zooplankton ecology
Selected Publications (Total= 29):
Katz, S.L., S.E. Hampton, L.R. Izmestʼeva, and M.V. Moore. 2011. Influence
of long-distance climate teleconnection on seasonality of water temperature
in the worldʼs largest lake - Lake Baikal, Siberia. PLoS ONE 6(2): e14688.
Moore, M.V., S.E. Hampton, L.R. Izmestʼeva, E.A. Silow, E.V. Peshkova, and B.
Pavlov. 2009. Climate change and the worldʼs ʻSacred Seaʼ – Lake Baikal,
Siberia. BioScience 59:405-417.
Hampton SE, L.R. Izmestʼeva, M.V. Moore, SL Katz, B Dennis, EA Silow. 2008.
Sixty years of environmental change in the worldʼs largest freshwater lake –
Lake Baikal, Siberia. Global Change Biology 14:1947-1958.
Izmestʼeva, L.R., M.V. Moore, and S.E. Hampton. 2006. Seasonal dynamics of
common phytoplankton in Lake Baikal. Proceedings of Samara RAS
(Russian Academy of Sciences) Scientific Centre. 8(3):191-196.
Moore, M.V., S.J. Kohler, and M.Cheers*. 2006. Artificial light at night in
freshwater habitats and its potential ecological effects. Pages 365-384. In C.
Rich and T. Longcore [eds.], Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night
Lighting. Island Press, Washington, D.C., USA.
Jung*, J., C. Hojnowski*, H. Jenkins*, A. Ortiz*, C. Brinkley*, L. Cadish*, A.
Evans*, P. Kissinger*, L. Ordal*, S. Osipova*, A. Smith*, B. Vredeveld*, T.
Hodge, S. Kohler, N. Rodenhouse, and M. Moore. 2004. Diel vertical
migration of zooplankton in Lake Baikal and its relationship to body size.
Pages 131-140. In A.I. Smirnov and L.R. Izmest'eva, editors. Ecosystems
and Natural Resources of Mountain Regions. "Nauka", Novosibirsk, Russia.
Moore, M.V., S.M. Pierce*, H.M. Walsh*, S.K. Kvalvik*, and J.D. Lim*. 2001.
Urban light pollution alters the diel vertical migration of Daphnia.
Proceedings of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied
Folt, C.L., C.Y. Chen, M.V. Moore and J. Burnaford*. 1999. Synergism and
antagonism among multiple stressors. Limnology and Oceanography.
Moore, M.V., M.L. Pace, J.R. Mather, P.S. Murdoch, R.W. Howarth, C.Y. Chen,
P.A. Flebbe, C.L., Folt, H.F. Hemond, and C.T. Driscoll. 1997. Potential
effects of climate change on freshwater ecosystems of the New
England/MidAtlantic region. Hydrological Processes 11:925-947.
Moore, M.V. and C.L. Folt. 1993. Zooplankton body size and community structure:
effects of thermal and toxicant stress. Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Moore, M.V. 1988. Density-dependent predation of early instar Chaoborus
feeding on multi-species prey assemblages. Limnology and
Media Coverage of Research (2008-2011):
--Interviewed for “Family Science Project Yields Surprising Data About a Siberian
Lake”, New York Times, 6 May, 2008. Article highlights work published by
my Russian-U.S. team showing how Lake Baikal is warming rapidly and the
base of the food web is changing in ways consistent with this warming.
--Interviewed by major wire services (i.e., Reuters and Bloomberg Press) and
subsequently quoted in numerous newspapers and websites from around
the world (e.g., Wall Street Journal, Russia Today, Moscow Times, various
newspapers from China, India, Japan, website of U.S. National Science
Foundation, Discovery Channel, etc.) regarding the work described above.
--Filmed and interviewed at a US Congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. for
a documentary film titled “City Dark” about the excessive lighting of US
cities. I was one of four invited panelists who spoke at this briefing. I spoke
about my research and that of others exploring ecological effects of light
pollution. (July, 2008)
--Assisted two filmmakers planning a science documentary focusing on the
research of my Russian-American team. Film project ended with the 2008
--National Science Foundation (NSF) features research of my US-Russian team
(Global Change Biology, Hampton et al. 2008) in a story that is ranked
among the top 10 science news stories in 2008 for NSFʼs website. January,
--Results of BioScience paper (Moore et al. 2009) featured on CNNʼs website.
May 1, 2009. http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/05/01/eco.lakebaikal/
--Results of BioScience paper (Moore et al. 2009) described in various Asian
newspapers (e.g., Russian, Indian and Pakistani newspapers, ThaiIndian
News website, etc.). May 1-5, 2009.
--National Science Foundation features results of BioScience paper (Moore et al.
2009) on their website. May 1, 2009.
--Interviewed on Boston radio station (WBZ) about climate change research and
Lake Baikal. Broadcast May 9, 2009. Interviewed in response to
BioScience paper (Moore et al. 2009).
--National Science Foundation features the role of Wellesley College in the recent
research of my US-Russian team in NSFʼs 2010 budget request to the U.S.
Congress. May 20, 2009.
--Interviewed and featured in article in Boston Globeʼs West edition about climate
change and Lake Baikal. May 24, 2009.
--Interviewed and quoted for online article at LiveScience (Fox News website)
about ʻice ringsʼ on L. Baikal detected by astronauts on International Space
Station. 1 June, 2009.
--Interviewed by Danish journalist about ice rings on L. Baikal (June 24, 2009).
--Interviewed by journalist from EARTH, an earth sciences magazine of the
American Geological Institute (www.agiweb.org), for a published article
about the ice rings on Lake Baikal. (June 30, 2009)
--National Science Foundation features work of my US-Russian team (Hampton
et al. 2008; Moore et al. 2009) in the July, 2009 issue of their monthly
newsletter, Current. http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsletter/
--Results of BioScience paper (Moore et al. 2009) described in Science. (Parfitt,
T. 2009. Diving into the Sacred Sea. Science 324:1382. DOI:
--Filmed and interviewed at Lake Baikal for short film titled “Through the Climate
Lens: Siberiaʼs Lake Baikal” by Candice Sly, British independent filmmaker.
Film describes effects of contemporary climate change on Lake Baikal
region. Film released December, 2010. http://vimeo.com/17527545
--Interviewed about the recent research of my US-Russian team at L. Baikal for
article published in Audubon magazine. September, 2009. (Boyd Norton,
--Interviewed by documentary filmmaker about L. Baikal and climate change for
film series proposal about Great Lakes of the world. November, 2009 (Anna
Belle Peevey, Kikim Media, Menlo Park, CA).
--Interviewed by science correspondent from Der Spiegel (ONLINE) and quoted
in article about ice circles on Lake Baikal. January, 2010. (Axel Bojanowski,
Hamburg, Germany). Published Feb 3, 2010.
--Filmed and interviewed with my summer research students for a video
promoting science at Wellesley College. June 2010.
--Principal USA science advisor for an IMAX film project focusing on Lake Baikal
and freshwater conservation. Project sponsored in part by the
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
February 2011 – ongoing.
External Grants (2007-11):
“The 60-year data set of plankton dynamics in Lake Baikal: Examining facets of
the jewel of Siberia”. $36,030. Working Group Proposal, National Center
for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis, UC-Santa Barbara. Jan, 2006- Jan,
2007. Funded three meetings of Russian & US scientists for analyzing
long-term Russian data for Lake Baikal.
DIMENSIONS OF BIODIVERSITY, Collaborative Research: Lake Baikal
responses to global change: the role of genetic, functional and taxonomic
diversity in the plankton”. $441,541 is Wellesley College portion of
proposal. US National Science Foundation. Sept, 2011 – Sept, 2014. Co-
authored with 4 other collaborators.
Internal Grants (2007-11):
“Spatial-temporal analyses of aquatic organisms in the worldʼs largest lake –
Lake Baikal, Siberia”. $6000. Strategic Investment in Teaching & Research
(SIRT) Award, Wellesley College. November 2006 - December 2011.
Funding student assistants, travel, and spatial analysis training for work on
the circumBaikal data set.
“Potential effects of contemporary climate change on Lake Baikal, Siberia.”
$1174. Spring, 2008. Faculty Award for additional travel funds enabling
participation at the annual meeting of Advancing Science of Limnology &
Oceanography (ASLO) in St. Johnʼs Newfoundland, June 8-13, 2008.
“Lake Baikal Workshop”. $2000. Fall, 2008. Fiske Award (Biology Dept) funded
participation of my Russian colleague, Dr. Lyubov Izmestʼeva, in a workshop
I organized for Russian and American scientists. We outlined manuscripts
and planned proposals for funding future collaborations of Russian and
American scientists and students.
“Supplemental Funding for Lake Baikal Workshop”. $1648. Fall, 2008.
Brachman-Hoffman Small Grant (Wellesley College). Funded my
participation (travel, lodging) in the “Lake Baikal Workshop” (January 2009)
and the participation of a student interpreter.
“Climate Change and the Worldʼs Sacred Sea”. $2100. Spring, 2009. Funded
page charges and production costs of Bioscience paper (Moore et al. 2009).
“Curriculum Development Proposal for ES/RAS 212 Lake Baikal: The Soul of
Siberia”. $2251. Spring, 2009. Funded purchase of new satellite phone for
emergency communication and web postings during field portion of “Lake
Grant from Committee on Lecture and Cultural Events (CLCE) to help fund
Douglas Lecture, Fall, 2009. $1285. I hosted Marina Rikhvanova, an
environmental activist from the Russian Federation. Coauthored with Jay
Turner, Environmental Studies.
“The Russians are Coming: Request Interpreter to Assist Summer Research
Students from Irkutsk, Siberia”. $3,800. Spring, 2010. Brachman-Hoffman
Small Grant. Funded Wellesley student fluent in Russian who acted as an
interpreter for the Russian students participating in Wellesley Collegeʼs
summer research program.
“Interpreter to Assist Summer Research Students from Irkutsk, Siberia, Summer
2011”. $3,220. Brachman-Hoffman Small Grant. Funding a Wellesley
College student who will participate for 7 weeks in the Wellesley Summer
Research Program while translating for two Russian students also
participating in the same program.
Faculty Award, $697. Spring, 2011. Supplementary Conference Travel Request
enabling me to deliver keynote address and invited plenary lecture, Annual
meeting International Association for Great Lakes Research, June 2011.
Conference Participation and Invited Talks (2007-2011):
(*Wellesley College student; **Irkutsk State University student)
Moore, M.V. 2007. "Sixty Years of Environmental Change at Lake Baikal:
Tarnishing the Pearl of Siberia?", Biology Department & Great Lakes
Research Center, Buffalo State-SUNY (This lecture was part of a "Women
in Science" series at Buffalo State). November 2007. Invited talk.
Moore, M.V. 2007. "Sixty Years of Environmental Change in the Sacred Sea of
Siberia", Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University.
December, 2007. Invited talk.
Moore, M.V. 2007. "Climate Change and the ʻSacred Seaʼ of Siberia", invited
talk, Dept of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences, UMass-Boston.
December, 2007. Invited talk.
Moore, M.V., L.R. Izmestʼeva, E.A. Silow, S.E. Hampton, E.V. Peshkova, and
B.K.Pavlov. 2007. “Synergistic effects of climate change and anthropogenic
stressors on Lake Baikal, Siberia”. XXX Congress of the International
Society of Limnology. Montreal, Canada. August, 2007.
Moore, M.V. 2008. “Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting”, US
Congressional briefing (Senate side), Washington, DC. July 24, 2008.
Moore, M.V., S.E. Hampton and L.R. Izmestʼeva. 2008. Potential effects of
contemporary climate change on Lake Baikal, Siberia. Annual meeting of
Advancing the Science of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO), St. Johnʼs
Newfoundland. June 2008.
Moore, M.V. 2008. Session chair (moderator) for Special Symposium: Global
Change Effects on Aquatic Ecosystems, Annual meeting of ASLO, St.
Johnʼs Newfoundland. June 2008.
Hampton, S.E., L.R. Izmestʼeva, M.V. Moore, S.L. Katz. 2008. Long-term
warming and food web reorganization in the worldʼs largest freshwater lake
– L. Baikal, Siberia. Annual meeting of ASLO, St. Johnʼs Newfoundland.
Hughes, J.E., M.V. Moore, M. Timofeyev, M. Protopopova, *K. Lucey, *M.
Zamora, and *A. Yip. 2008. Species richness and abundance of benthic
macro-scavengers along a depth gradient in L. Baikal, Siberia. Annual
meeting of ASLO, St. Johnʼs Newfoundland. June, 2008. (Poster
presentation; presented by M.V. Moore)
Izmestʼeva, L.R., M.V. Moore, and S.E. Hampton. 2008. Climate change and
phytoplankton community structure in Lake Baikal, Siberia. Climate-Lakes
Conference at Lake Tahoe. Conference sponsored by Advancing the
Science of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO) and the American
Geophysical Union (AGU). September, 2008. (Poster presentation written
and presented by M.V. Moore)
Hampton, S.E., M.V. Moore, L.R. Izmestʼeva, and S.L. Katz. 2008. Long-term
warming and deepening summer phytoplankton distribution in Lake Baikal,
Siberia. Climate-Lakes Conference at Lake Tahoe. Conference sponsored
by ASLO and AGU. (Poster presentation). September, 2008.
Moore, M.V. 2008. “Protecting Sherborn's Rarest Asset: Farm Pond”,
Conservation Connections: Town of Sherborn, MA. October, 2008. Invited
Katz, S.L., S.E. Hampton, L.R. Izmestʼeva, and M.V. Moore. 2008. Long-
distance climate teleconnection deciphered through non-stationary long-
term environmental data from Lake Baikal, Siberia. Annual meeting of
American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. December 2008. (Poster
Moore, M.V. 2009. “Climate Change and the ʻSacred Seaʼ of Siberia”, Dept of
Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. February
27, 2009. Invited talk.
Moore, M.V. 2009. “Artificial Night Lighting and its Potential Effects Nearshore
and Offshore in Lakes“. Water quality course for advanced undergraduates
and graduate students. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
February 27, 2009. Invited talk.
Moore, M.V. 2009. “Tales from Siberia: Climate Change and the Worldʼs Largest
Lake”, Dept of Biological Sciences, Utica College, Utica, NY. April 20, 2009.
Moore, M.V. 2009. “Artificial Night Lighting and Lakes”, Lake Sunapee Protection
Association, Mount Sunapee, NH. June 2, 2009. Invited talk.
Izmestʼeva, L.R., M.V. Moore, S.E. Hampton, S.L. Katz, and E. Silow. 2009.
Hydro-biological long-term changes in Lake Baikal, Siberia. National
Congress of Hydrobiology, Vladivostok, Russia. September 2009.
Moore, M.V. 2010. “Science Without Boundaries in a Changing World”,
Madeleine K. Albright Institute for Global Affairs, Wellesley College.
January, 2010. Invited talk.
Moore, MV. 2010. Co-chaired (moderator) Climate Change Session, XXXI
Congress of the International Society of Limnology (SIL). Cape Town, South
Africa. August, 2010.
Moore, MV, Izmestʼeva LR, Hampton SE, **Axenov-Gribanov DV, *Nizkorodov
ES, **Tsitsenko ME. 2010. Spatial trends in crustacean zooplankton
abundance in Lake Baikal, Siberia across 26 years of warming. XXXI
Congress of the International Society of Limnology (SIL). Cape Town, South
Africa. August 2010.
*Daswani S, Moore M, *Harmon A, *Gerlek A, *Pravalprukskul P, *Seng N,
*Rossetti N, *Grogan A, **Stepnova G, and **Budagaeva K. 2010.
Golomyanka (Comephorus spp.) onshore and offshore in Lake Baikal,
Siberia: Abundance, diet, and size distributions. XXXI Congress of the
International Society of Limnology (SIL). Cape Town, South Africa. August,
Hampton, SE, LR Izmestʼeva and MV Moore. 2010. Rotifer dynamics across a
half century of warming in Lake Baikal, Siberia. XXXI Congress of the
International Society of Limnology (SIL) Cape Town, South Africa. August,
Moore, MV. 2011. Big Lakes and Environmental Change: A View from Lake
Baikal. Invited Keynote Plenary Address, International Association for
Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), May, 2011. Duluth, Minnesota.
--Associate Editor for Inland Waters, the journal of the International Society of
Limnology. (September, 2010-2015)
Ad hoc reviewing:
--Water Research, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Princeton
University Press (book proposal), Limnology and Oceanography, Photochemical
& Photobiological Sciences, Journal Plankton Research, Lake and Reservoir
Management, Global Change Biology, Acta Zoologica Academiae Scienciarum
Hungaricae, Wiley & Blackwell Press (book proposal), Ecosphere, Ecology,
Biogeosciences, National Science Foundation (proposal), Estonia Science
Foundation (postdoc proposal).