Scott VanderKooi


B.S. 1991. Marine Biology, Oregon State University

M.S. 1999. Fishery Science, Oregon State University

Scott VanderKooi is a Supervisory Biologist and is the Chief of the USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center.  He has been studying salmonids, catostomids and cyprinids in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, and Arizona since 1991.


Ottinger, C.A., C.L. Densmore, L.S. Robertson, D.D. Iwanowicz, and S.P. VanderKooi. 2016. Transforming growth factor-β1 expression in endangered age-0 shortnose suckers (Chasmistes brevirostris) from Upper Klamath Lake, OR relative to histopathology, meristic, spatial, and temporal data. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 49:1-6.

Robertson, L.S., C.A. Ottinger, S.M. Burdick, and S.P. VanderKooi. 2012. Development of a quantitative assay to measure expression of transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) in Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris) and evaluation of potential pitfalls in use with field-collected samples. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 32(5):890-898.

Ellsworth, C.M., T.J. Tyler, and S.P. VanderKooi. 2010. Using spatial, seasonal, and diel drift patterns of larval Lost River suckers Deltistes luxatus (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) and shortnose suckers Chasmistes brevirostris (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) to help identify a site for a water withdrawal structure on the Williamson River, Oregon. Environmental Biology of Fishes 89(1):47-57.

Maule, A.G., S.P. VanderKooi, R.S. Shively, J. Hamilton, R. Stocking, and J. Bartholomew. 2009. Physiological Development and Vulnerability to Ceratomyxa shasta of Fall-run Chinook Salmon in the Upper Klamath River Watershed. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:1743-1756.

Burdick, S.M., H.A. Hendrixson, and S.P. VanderKooi.  2008.  Age-0 Lost River and shortnose sucker near-shore habitat use in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon: a patch-occupancy approach. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:417-430.

Geist, D.R., R.S. Brown, V.I. Cullinan, M.G. Mesa, S.P. VanderKooi, and C.A. McKinstry.  2003.  Relationships between metabolic rate, muscle electromyograms and swim performance of adult Chinook salmon.  Journal of Fish Biology 63:970-989.

Morris, R.G., J.W. Beeman, S.P. VanderKooi, and A.G. Maule.  2003.  Lateral line pore diameters correlate with the development of gas bubble disease signs in several Columbia River fishes.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A. 135:309-320.

VanderKooi, S.P., A.G. Maule, and C.B. Schreck.  2001.  The effects of electroshock on immune function and disease resistance in juvenile spring chinook salmon.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:397-408.

VanderKooi, S.P., W.L. Gale, and A.G. Maule.  2000.  Gill Na+, K+-ATPase in juvenile spring chinook salmon following electroshock or handling stress.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:528-533.

VanderKooi, S.P. and A.G. Maule. 1999.  Prevalence of Renibacterium salmoninarum in juvenile spring chinook salmon at Columbia and Snake river hatcheries, 1993 ‑1996. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 11:162-169.

Maule, A.G and S.P VanderKooi. 1999. Stress-induced immune-endocrine interaction. In P. H. M. Balm, editor. Stress Physiology in Animals.  Sheffield Academic Press Ltd. Sheffield, UK