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Cecily N. Steppe

Cecily Natunewicz Steppe

Department of Oceanography, Chauvenet Hall 200

The United States Naval Academy
572C Holloway Road, Annapolis, MD 21402

(410) 293-6552


  • University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware (1995-2001)
    • Ph. D., Oceanography; Dissertation: "Transport of crab larvae in the coastal ocean; a multi-scale analysis"
  • Yale University (1991-1995)
    • B.S., Biology

Research Areas:

  • Population dynamics of marine and estuarine invertebrates and fishes
  • Larval transport/ bio-physical coupling in the coastal ocean
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Aquaculture

Professional Experience:

  • Chair, Oceanography Department, U.S. Naval Academy (2017-present)
  • Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (2016-present)
  • Associate Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (2009-2016)
  • Research Associate, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland (2012-2015)
  • Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (2002-2009)
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate, NOAA/ National Marine Fisheries Service, Beaufort, NC (2000-2001)
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