Dr. Steven Gavlik

Associate Professor

Office: Main Building, Room 201C

Associate Professor Steven Gavilk

Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from University of Rhode Island
M.S. in Marine Science from University of South Carolina
B.S. in Marine Science/Biology from Long Island University – Southampton Campus

September 1, 2012

Steve has worked at CGCC for 10 years. His graduate research was in fish physiology, endocrinology, and development. More generally, he’s interested in understanding how life “works” from the whole animal down to the cellular level — it just so happens that he picked fish as his organism of choice for research!

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Gavlik, S. and J. L. Specker. (2004) Metamorphosis in summer flounder: Manipulation of rearing salinity to synchronize settling behavior, growth and development. Aquaculture 240(1-4): 543-559
  • Gavlik, S., M. Albino, and J. L. Specker (2002) Metamorphosis in summer flounder: Manipulation of thyroid status to synchronize settling behavior, growth, and development. Aquaculture 203(3-4): 359-373

Steve also serves as the CGCC representative on the Columbia County Environmental Management Council ( In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and dogs, riding motorcycles, and nature photography.