I have published more than 30 book chapters and papers in leading peer-reviewed, international journals such as NatureScience, Nature Communications and Proceedings of the Royal Society B. See below for recent and selected publications or visit my Google Scholar and ResearchGate page. A list of all my publications can be found here.


  • ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9467-1088

  • Scopus author ID: 35263301100

  • ResearcherID: H-5786-2014


Most recent publications


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

Schoepf V†, Jung EMU†*, McCulloch MT, White N, Stat M, Thomas L

Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00245.

*students that I supervised

†contributed equally


Solomon S, Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Levas SJ, Schoepf V, Muñoz-Garcia A

Marine Biology 167:7 doi: 10.1007/s00227-019-3616-z


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

Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12065-0

*students that I supervised


Selected publications


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: 373-378


Coral calcification mechanisms facilitate adaptive responses to ocean acidification

Schoepf V, Jury CP, Toonen RJ, McCulloch MT

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20172117


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

Schoepf V, Stat M, Falter JL, McCulloch MT

Scientific Reports, 5:17639, doi: 10.1038/srep17639

Open access


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.


List of all publications

Please see below for a complete list of my publications.

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