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NOAA Fisheries Personnel Default Profile

Steve Arnott, Ph.D.

Field Lead, Long Island Sound Project (Affiliate)
Aquaculture Systems & Ecology Branch

Steve Arnott, Ph.D.

Field Lead, Long Island Sound Project (Affiliate)


  • Ph.D. University of Glasgow (1997)
  • M.Sc. Edinburgh Napier University (1992)
  • B.Sc. (Hons). Newcastle University (1990)

Professional History

  • 2023-Present: Field Survey Lead, AIS / NOAA
  • 2023-2023: Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation
  • 2019-2022: City University of New York
  • 2008-2018: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • 2003-2008: Aberdeen & Stanford Universities
  • 2001-2003: Stony Brook University
  • 1999-2001: Glasgow University
  • 1998-1999: Kristineberg Marine Research Station

Steve has a broad background in evolutionary ecology and fisheries biology. He has performed research on topics that include population and genetic responses of fish to climate variation, host-parasite interactions, and spatial connectivity. He headed the South Carolina Inshore Fisheries Lab in Charleston for nine years, and held positions on numerous committees of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Recently, he worked on American lobster and Jonah crab populations in the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument. Currently, he is working on the population biology of Eastern oysters in Long Island Sound.

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