David Secor

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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
1 William St
Solomons, Maryland 20619
Email: secor@umces.edu
Phone: 410-326-7229

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

migration of coastal fishes, seascape ecology and dynamic habitat management, wind energy impacts, population dynamics of exploited fishes, interjurisdictional fisheries management, conservation biology of diadromous species, age and growth of fishes

Biographical Sketch

Dr. David Secor is USM Regents Professor at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.  His lab’s primary interest is how diversity in life history and migration contribute to resilience in exploited fishes and species of concern. Dr. Secor’s research spans a gamut of species from forage fishes (anchovy, menhaden, and mackerel) to large estuarine/coastal predators (striped bass, bluefish, bluefin tuna), endangered sturgeons, and the estuarine model species, white perch. He advises the Chesapeake Bay Program and other state and federal agencies on fisheries stock assessment, climate impacts and ecosystem based fisheries management.  A recent research program focuses on how DelMarVa wind farm development will affect migratory and sedentary fishes and associated fisheries.  Dr. Secor has recently completed a book entitled Migration Ecology of Marine Fishes published in 2015 by Johns Hopkins University Press.


1983    B. A., Macalester College, Biology.

1985    M. S., University of South Carolina, Biology.

1990    Ph. D., University of South Carolina, Biology.

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