Publications 2016 - 2021



* indicates students that I supervised

August 2021

Thirty critical research needs for managing an ecologically and culturally unique remote marine environment: the Kimberley region of Western Australia

Cvitanovic C, Mackay M, Kelly R, Wilson, SK, Waples K, Nash KL, van Putten EI, Field S, Botterill-James T, Austin BJ, Beckley LE, Boschetti F, Depczynski M, Dobbs RJ, Evans RD, Feng M, Goater RK, Halford AR, Kendrick A, Kendrick G, Lincoln GDB, Ludgerus LJ, Lowe RJ, McMahon K, Munro JK, Newman SJ, Nutt CD, Pearson L, O’Leary MJ, Richards ZT, Robbins WD, Rogers DI, Salgado Kent CP, Schoepf V, Travers M, Thums M, Tuckers AD, Underwood JN, Whiting S, Mathews D, Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation (2021) Ocean and Coastal Management 212:105771, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman. 2021.105771 

June 2021

Moderate nutrient concentrations are not detrimental to corals under future ocean conditions

Dobson KL, Levas S, Schoepf V, Warner ME, Cai W-J, Hoadley KD, Yuan X, Matsui Y, Melman TF, Grottoli AG (2021) Marine Biology 168:98, doi: 10.1007/s00227-021-03901-3

May 2021

Global declines in coral reef calcium carbonate production under ocean acidification and warming

Cornwall CE, Comeau S, DeCarlo TM, Kornder NA, Perry CT, Pratchett MS, Anderson KD, Browne N, Carpenter R, Diaz-Pulido G, D’Olivo JP, Doo S, Figueiredo J, Fortunato S, Kennedy E, Lantz CA, McCulloch MT, Gonzalez Rivero M, Schoepf V, Smithers SG, Lowe R (2021) PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.2015265118

Read our summary in The Conversation

April 2021

Coral host physiology and symbiont dynamics associated with differential recovery from mass bleaching in an extreme, macro-tidal reef environment in northwest Australia

Jung EMU*, Stat M, Thomas L, Koziol A, Schoepf V (2021) Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-021-02094-x

January 2021

Heat stress differentially impacts key calcification mechanisms in reef-building corals

Schoepf V, D’Olivo JP, Rigal C*, Jung EMU*, McCulloch MT (2021) Coral Reefs doi:10.1007/s00338-020-02038-x



* indicates students that I supervised

May 2020

Thermally variable, macrotidal reef environments promote rapid recovery from mass coral bleaching

Schoepf V†, Jung EMU†*, McCulloch MT, White N, Stat M, Thomas L (2020) Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00245.

Open access.

† contributed equally

January 2020

Lipid class composition of annually bleached Caribbean corals

Solomon S, Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Levas SJ, Schoepf V, Muñoz-Garcia A (2020) Marine Biology 167:7 doi: 10.1007/s00227-019-3616-z



* indicates students that I supervised

September 2019

Stress-resistant corals may not acclimatize to ocean warming but maintain heat tolerance under cooler temperatures

Schoepf V, Carrion SA*, Pfeifer SM*, Naugle M*, Dugal L*, Bruyn J*, McCulloch MT (2019) Nature Communications 10: 4031. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12065-0.

Open access.

April 2019

The state of Western Australia's coral reefs

Gilmour JP, Cook KL, Ryan NM, Puotinen ML, Green RH, Shedrawi G, Hobbs JPA, Thomson DP, Babcock RC, Buckee J, Foster T, Richards ZT, Wilson SK, Barnes PB, Coutts TB, Radford BT, Piggott CH, Depczynski M, Evans SN, Schoepf V, Evans RD, Halford AR, Nutt CD, Bancroft KP, Heyward AJ, Oades D (2019) Coral Reefs doi:10.1007/s00338-019-01795-8.

April 2019

Resolving structure and function of metaorganisms through a holistic framework combining reductionist and integrative approaches

Jaspers C, Fraune S, Arnold E, Miller DJ, Bosch T, Voolstra CR, Consortium of Australian Academy of Science Boden Research Conference Participants (2019) Zoology 133: 81-87.

January 2019

Impacts of marine heatwaves

Cannell B, Thomson PG, Schoepf V, Pattiaratchi C, Fraser MW (2019)  In Marine Extremes: Ocean Safety, Marine Health and the Blue Economy, edited by Techera EJ and Winter G, Series: Earthscan Oceans, Routledge/Earthscan UK, 232pp.



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December 2018

Impacts of coral bleaching on pH and oxygen gradients across the coral concentration boundary layer: a microsensor study

Schoepf V, Cornwall CE, Pfeifer SM*, Carrion SA*, Alessi C, Comeau S, McCulloch MT (2018) Coral Reefs 37: 1169–1180.

November 2018

Editorial: The future of coral reefs subject to rapid climate change: Lessons from natural extreme environments

Camp EF, Schoepf V, Mumby PJ, Suggett DJ (2018) Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00433.

Open access

September 2018

Long-term recovery of Caribbean corals from bleaching

Levas SJ, Schoepf V, Warner ME, Aschaffenburg M, Baumann JH, Grottoli AG (2018) Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 506: 124-134.

June 2018

Quantitative interpretation of vertical profiles of calcium and pH in the coral coelenteron

Yuan X-C, Cai W-J, Meile C, Hopkinson BM, Ding Q, Schoepf V, Warner ME, Hoadley KD, Chen B, Liu S, Huang H, Ying Y, Grottoli AG (2018) Marine Chemistry 204: 62-69.

May 2018

Mechanisms and seasonal drivers of calcification in the temperate coral Turbinaria reniformis at its latitudinal limits

Ross CL*, Schoepf V, DeCarlo TM, McCulloch MT (2018) Proceedings of the Royal Society B: 285: 20180215.

March 2018

How can “Super Corals” facilitate global coral reef survival under rapid environmental and climatic change?

Camp EF, Schoepf V, Suggett DJ (2018) Global Change Biology 24: 2755-2757.

Invited review.

February 2018

The future of coral reefs subject to rapid climate change: Lessons from natural extreme environments

Camp EF, Schoepf V, Mumby PJ, Hardtke LA, Rodolfo Metalpa R, Smith DJ, Suggett DJ (2018) Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00004.

Open access

January 2018

Coral physiology and microbiome dynamics under combined warming and ocean acidification

Grottoli AG, Dalcin Martins P, Wilkins MJ, Johnston MD, Warner ME, Cai W-J, Melman TF, Hoadley KD, Pettay TD, Levas SJ, Schoepf V (2018) PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191156.

Open access

January 2018

Spatial and temporal patterns of mass bleaching of corals in the Anthropocene

Hughes TP, Anderson KD, Connolly SR, Heron SF, Kerry JT, Lough JM, Baird AH, Baum JK, Berumen ML, Bridge TC, Claar DC,  Eakin CM, Gilmour JP, Graham NAJ, Harrison H, Hobbs J-PA, Hoey A, Hoogenboom M, Lowe RJ, McCulloch MT, Pandolfi JM, Pratchett M, Schoepf V, Torda G, Wilson SK (2018) Science 359: 80-83.

Ranked #28 of the Top 100 Altmetric Papers in 2018 with an Altmetric score of >2,900.



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December 2017

Coral calcification mechanisms facilitate adaptive responses to ocean acidification

Schoepf V, Jury CP, Toonen RJ, McCulloch MT (2017) Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20172117.

November 2017

Marine heatwave causes unprecedented mass bleaching of thermally resistant corals in northwest Australia

Le Nohaïc M*, Ross CL*, Cornwall CE, Comeau S, Lowe R, McCulloch MT, Schoepf V (2017) Scientific Reports 7: 14999, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14794-y. 

Open access

March 2017

Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals

Hughes TP, Kerry J, Alvarez-Noriega M, Alvarez-Romero JG, Anderson KD, Baird AH, Babcock RC, Beger M, Bellwood DR, Berkelmans R, Bridge TC, Butler I, Byrne M, Cantin NE, Comeau S, Connolly SR, Cumming GS, Dalton SJ, Diaz-Pulido G, Eakin CM, Figueira WF, Gilmour JP, Harrison HB, Heron SF, Hoey AS, Hobbs J-P, Hoogenboom MO, Kennedy EV, Kuo C-Y, Lough JM, Lowe RJ, Liu G, McCulloch MT, Malcolm HA, McWilliam MJ, Pandolfi JM, Pears RJ, Pratchett MS, Schoepf V, Simpson T, Skirving WJ, Sommer B, Torda G, Wachenfeld DR, Willis BL, Wilson SK (2017) Nature 543: 373-377.

Ranked #21 of the Top 100 Altmetric Papers in 2017 with an Altmetric score of >3,300. See video below.


Feature video for 2017 co-authored Nature paper

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of an international collaboration that has examined the impact of bleaching on coral reefs over the past 20 years and in particular the impact of the most severe global bleaching event to ever be recorded in 2016.



October 2016

Coral calcification under environmental change: A direct comparison of the alkalinity anomaly and buoyant weight techniques

Schoepf V, Hu X, Holcomb M, Cai W-J, Li Q, Wang Y, Xu H, Warner ME, Melman TF, Hoadley KD, Pettay DT, Matsui Y, Baumann JH, Grottoli AG (2016) Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-016-1507-z.

May 2016

High-temperature acclimation strategies ... differ with changing pCO2 and nutrients

Hoadley KD, Pettay DT, Grottoli AG, Cai W-J, Melman TF, Levas SJ, Schoepf V, Ding Q, Yuan X, Wang Y, Matsui Y, Baumann JH, Warner ME (2016) High-temperature acclimation strategies within the thermally tolerant endosymbiont Symbiodinium trenchii and its coral host, Turbinaria reniformis, differ with changing pCO2 and nutrients. Marine Biology 163:134.

April 2016

Microelectrode characterization of coral daytime interior pH and carbonate chemistry

Cai WJ, Ma Y, Hopkinson BM, Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Ding Q, Hu X, Yuan X, Schoepf V, Xu H, Han C, Melman TF, Hoadley KD, Pettay DT, Matsui Y, Baumann JH, Levas SJ, Ye Y, Wang Y (2016) Nature Communications 7:11144, doi: 10.1038/ncomms11144.

Open access.