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William Macy

Educational Background

Ph.D., Oceanography
M.S., Oceanography
B.A., Biology
University of Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island
Middlebury College

Areas of Specialization


Bill Macy's research interests include bioenergetics of marine organisms, with emphasis on age, growth and feeding of squid and fishes.


Macy, W. K. and J. K. T. Brodziak. 2001. Seasonal maturity and size at age of Loligo pealeii in waters of southern New England. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 58(4): 852-864.

Macy, W. K. and A. G. Durbin. (1999). Metabolic costs of swimming in the Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus. Fish. Bull. (US) 97(2): 282-293.

Maxwell, M. R., W.K. Macy, K. S. Odate, and R. T. Hanlon,. 1998. Evidence for multiple spawning by squids (Loligo pealei) in captivity. Biol.Bull.195: 225-226.

Macy, W. K., S. J. Sutherland, and E. G. Durbin. 1998. Effects of Zooplankton Size and Concentration, and Light Intensity on the Feeding Behavior of Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.172: 89-100.

Gonzalez, A. F., W. K. Macy and A. Guerra. 1998. Validation of a semi-automatic image analysis system to age squids and its application to age Illex coindetii statoliths. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 55: 535-544.


Feb 2001: ASLO Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM: present paper entitled Feeding behavior of Atlantic mackerel and herring at low light levels.

July 4-7, 2000: Attended the Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC2000) meetings, Aberdeen, Scotland. Presented 2 posters: Macy, W.K. and J.K.T.Brodziak, Size, maturation, and age of Loligo pealeii in southern New England waters and Lipinski, M.R., W.K.Macy, Angel F. Gonzalez, and M.D.Durholz Age estimates from statoliths of squid Loligo pealeii may yield different results when different methods are used (LM vs SEM).


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