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Publications 2010 - 2020

2010-2020: About


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2010-2020: Publications

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

2010-2020: Publications

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.


* indicates students that I supervised

2010-2020: Publications

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.


* indicates students that I supervised

2010-2020: Publications

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.

2010-2020: Video


2010-2020: Publications

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.


* indicates students that I supervised

2010-2020: Publications

December 2015

Limits to the thermal tolerance of corals adapted to a highly fluctuating, naturally extreme temperature environment

Schoepf V, Stat M, Falter JL, McCulloch MT (2015) Scientific Reports 5:17639, doi: 10.1038/srep17639. 

Open access.

See here for media stories.

December 2015

Can heterotrophic uptake of dissolved organic carbon and zooplankton mitigate carbon budget deficits in annually bleached corals?

Levas SJ, Grottoli AG, Schoepf V, Aschaffenburg M, Bauman JH, Bauer JE, Warner ME (2015) Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-015-1390-z.

December 2015

Physiological response to elevated temperature and pCO2 varies across four Pacific coral species: Understanding the unique host + symbiont response.

Hoadley KD, Pettay DT, Grottoli AG, Cai W-J, Melman TF, Schoepf V, Hu X, Li Q, Xu H, Wang Y, Matsui Y, Baumann JH, Warner ME (2015)  Scientific Reports 5:18371, doi 10.1038/srep18371.

Open access.

November 2015

Annual coral bleaching and the long-term recovery capacity of corals

Schoepf V, Grottoli AG, Levas SJ, Aschaffenburg MD, Baumann JH, Matsui Y,Warner ME (2015) Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20151887.

See here for media stories.

March 2015

Preparing calcium carbonate powders for trace element and boron isotope measurements: A comparison of pre-treatment procedures.

Holcomb M, DeCarlo TM, Schoepf V, Dissard D, Tanaka K, McCulloch MT (2015) Chemical Geology 398: 11-21.

February 2015

Robust perennial growth of hermatypic corals at Rottnest Island, Western Australia (32°S)

Ross CL*, Falter JL, Schoepf V, McCulloch MT (2015) PeerJ 3:e78, 

Open access.

January 2015

Organic carbon fluxes mediated by corals at elevated pCO2 and temperature.

Levas SJ, Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Cai W-J, Bauer J, Schoepf V, Baumann JH, Matsui Y, Gearing C, Melman TF, Hoadley KD, Pettay DT, Hu X, Li Q, Xu H, Wang Y (2015) Marine Ecology Progress Series 519: 153-164.


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2010-2020: Publications

November 2014

Short-term coral bleaching is not recorded by boron isotopes

Schoepf V, McCulloch MT, Warner ME, Levas SJ, Matsui Y, Aschaffenburg MD, Grottoli AG (2014) PLoS ONE 9(11): e112011.

Open access.

October 2014

Kinetic and metabolic isotope effects in coral skeletal carbon isotopes: A re-evaluation using experimental coral bleaching as a case study

Schoepf V, Levas SJ, Rodrigues LJ, McBride M*, Aschaffenburg MD, Matsui Y, Warner ME, Hughes AD, Grottoli AG (2014) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 146: 164-178.

July 2014

The cumulative impact of annual coral bleaching can turn some winners into losers

Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Levas SJ, Aschaffenburg MD, Schoepf V, McGinley MP, Baumann JH, Matsui Y (2014) Global Change Biology 20: 3823-3833.


2010-2020: Publications

October 2013

Coral energy reserves and calcification in a high-CO2 world at two temperatures

Schoepf V, Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Cai W-J, Melman TF, Pettay DT, Hoadley K, Matsui Y, Baumann JH, Wang Y, Xu H, Li Q, Hu X (2013) PLoS ONE 8(10): e75049. 

Open access.


2010-2020: Publications

January 2010

Microhabitat use and prey selection of the coral-feeding snail Drupella cornus in the northern Red Sea

Schoepf V, Herler J, Zuschin M (2010) Hydrobiologia 641: 45-57.

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