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Researcher: Cornwall, CE (Dr Chris Cornwall)

Fields of Research

Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Chemical oceanography
Biological oceanography
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Global change biology

Research Objectives

Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Marine biodiversity
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Effects of climate change on New Zealand (excl. social impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An automated pH-controlled culture system for laboratory-based ocean acidification experiments; Limnology and Oceanography
Biological responses to environmental heterogeneity under future ocean conditions; Global Change Biology
Carbon-use strategies in macroalgea: differential responses to lowered pH and implications for ocean acidification; Journal of Phycology
Concentration boundary layers and complex assemblages of macroalgae: Implications for the effects of ocean acidification on understory coralline algae; Limnology and Oceanography
Diurnal fluctuations in seawater pH influence the response of a calcifying macroalga to ocean acidification; Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Diversity of carbon use strategies in a kelp forest community: implications for a high CO2 ocean; Global Change Biology
Effects of near-future ocean acidification, fishing, and marine protection on a temperate coastal ecosystem; Conservation Biology
Experimental design in ocean acidification research: problems and solutions; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Feeding Preferences of the Abalone Haliotis Iris in relation to macroalgal species, attachment, accessibility and water movement; Journal of Shellfish Research
Growth response of an early successional assemblage of coralline algae and benthic diatoms to ocean acidification; Marine Biology
High prevalence of diffusive uptake of CO2 by macroalgae in a temperate subtidal ecosystem; Photosynthesis Research
Inorganic carbon physiology underpins macroalgal responses to elevated CO2; Scientific Reports
Macroalgal responses to ocean acidification depend on nutrient and light levels; Frontiers in Marine Science
Metabolically induced pH fluctuations by some coastal calcifiers exceed projected 22nd century oceanacidification: a mechanism for differential susceptibility?; Global Change Biology
Ocean acidification reverses the positive effects of seawater pH fluctuations on growth and photosynthesis of the habitat-forming kelp, Ecklonia radiata; Scientific Reports
Physiological responses of a Southern Ocean diatom to complex future ocean conditions; Nature Climate Change
Remnant kelp bed refugia and future phase-shifts under ocean acidification; PLoS ONE
Saturating light and not increased carbon dioxide under ocean acidification drives photosynthesis and growth in Ulva rigida (Chlorophyta); Ecology and Evolution
Strategies of dissolved inorganic carbon use in macroalgae across a gradient of terrestrial influence: implications for the Great Barrier Reef in the context of ocean acidification; Coral Reefs
Variability in the benefits of ocean acidification to photosynthetic rates of macroalgae without CO2-concentrating mechanisms; Marine and Freshwater Research

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision