Anchorage Office

Stephen M. Murphy, M.S.

Senior Scientist

Stephen M. Murphy, M.S.

  • Project Management

  • Quality Control

  • Wildlife Biology

  • Impact Assessment


Steve Murphy joined ABR in 1981 and has been a Principal Investigator on a number of research projects throughout Alaska.


Steve became ABR’s Research Coordinator in 1986, and in that capacity was responsible for quality assurance with respect to research design, data management and analysis, and report content. He was made a principal in ABR in 1998 and was named President and Director of Research in 2002.


Besides his own research interests in caribou and avian studies, Steve supervises ABR’s scientific staff and is responsible for the technical quality of all work conducted by ABR.

Select Publications
  • Parker, K. R., J. A. Wiens, R. H. Day, and S. M. Murphy. 2013. Assessing impact and recovery from environmental accidents. Pp. 220–240 in J. A. Wiens (ed.), Oil in the environment: legacies and lessons of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  • Wiens, J. A., R. H. Day, and S. M. Murphy. 2013. Oil and marine birds in a variable environment. Pp. 318–347 in J. A. Wiens (ed.), Oil in the environment: legacies and lessons of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  • Zimmerman, C. E., A. M. Ramey, S. M. Turner, F. J. Mueter, S. M. Murphy, and J. L. Nielsen. 2013. Genetics, recruitment, and migration patterns of Arctic Cisco (Coregonus autumnalis) in the Colville River, Alaska, and Mackenzie River, Canada. Polar Biology. <doi:10.1007/s00300-013-1372-y>