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Steve Arnott

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: Marine Resources Research Institute, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.9794


Ph.D., University of Glasgow

Research Interests

  • Fisheries ecology, life history evolution, parasite ecology, climate change

Current and planned research projects

  • Long-term monitoring of estuarine fish populations
  • Responses of estuarine ecosystems to climate change
  • Effects of parasites on fish populations
  • Molecular detection and quantification of planktonic fish eggs


  • Anweiler K, Arnott SA & Denson MR. (2014) Low-temperature tolerance of juvenile spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, in South Carolina. Transactions of American Fisheries Society (in press).
  • Hein JL, Arnott SA, Roumillat WA, Allen DM & de Buron I. (2014) The invasive swim bladder parasite, Anguillicoloides crassus: status of infection 15 years after discovery in wild populations of American eel, Anguilla rostrata. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 107: 199-209.
  • Kingsley-Smith PR, Joyce RE, Arnott SA, Roumillat WA, McDonough CJ, Reichert MJM. (2012) Habitat use of intertidal eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reefs by nekton in South Carolina estuaries. Journal of Shellfish Research, 31: 1009-1021.
  • Arnott, S.A., Roumillat, W.A., Archambault, J.A., Gerhard, J.I., Darden, T.L., Wenner, C.A., Denson, M.R. (2010) Population dynamics and spatial synchrony of juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) in South Carolina.  Mar Ecol-Prog Ser, 415: 221-236.
  • Conover, D.O., Munch, S.B., Arnott, S.A. (2009) Reversal of evolutionary downsizing caused by selective harvest of large fish. Proc Roy Soc B - Biol Sci 276: 2015-2020.
  • Barber, I., Wright, H.A., Arnott, S.A., Wootton, R.J. (2008) Growth and energetics in the stickleback-Schistocephalus host-parasite system: a review of experimental infection studies. Behaviour, 145: 647-668.
  • Arnott, S.A. Chiba, S. & Conover, D.O. (2006) Evolution of intrinsic growth rate: metabolic costs drive tradeoffs between growth and swimming performance inMenidia menidiaEvolution. 60: 1269-1278.
  • Conover, D.O., Arnott, S.A., Walsh, M.R. & Munch, S.B. (2005) Darwinian fishery science: lessons from the Atlantic silverside. Can J Fish Aquat Sci 62: 730-737.
  • Arnott S.A. & Ruxton G.D. (2002) Sandeel recruitment in the North Sea: demographic, climatic and trophic effects. Mar Ecol-Prog Ser. 238: 199-210.

Full publication list in Google Scholar.