Stephen D. McCormick

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Steve McCormick

Curriculum vitae (pdf)


Contact Info:
US Geological Survey
Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center
One Migratory Way
PO Box 796
Turners Falls, MA 01376

email: or
office: (413) 863-3804
fax: (413) 863-9810


Title: Section Leader


1977 - B.S. Bates College
1983 - Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


St. Andrews Biological Station, New Brunswick, Canada, 1983-1986
Dept. Integr. Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 1986-1990
Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 1990


Research Interests:

I am interested in the environmental and hormonal control of osmoregulation, development, growth and reproduction in fish. Much of this work is applied to the conservation and restoration of anadromous fish. Recent research includes four major areas:

1) Hormonal control of salinity tolerance and mechanisms of ion transport in anadromous fish (salmon, alewife, shad, sturgeon and lamprey).

2) Environmental regulation of migratory behavior and physiology in anadromous fish.

3) Disruption of normal development by contaminants, including endocrine disruptors and acidification.

4) Impact of temperature on stress, growth and migration in brook trout and Atlantic salmon.



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