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Dr Christopher Cornwall

Research Fellow
Earth Sciences, School of

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School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M470)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3644
Email
christopher.cornwall@uwa.edu.au

Research Fellow
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

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Address
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
The University of Western Australia (M470)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 4464
Email
christopher.cornwall@uwa.edu.au

Research Fellow
UWA Ocean's Institute

Contact details
Address
UWA Ocean's Institute
The University of Western Australia (M470)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3644
Email
christopher.cornwall@uwa.edu.au
Biography
Chris is originally from New Zealand, where he completed a PhD at the University of Otago in 2013. His dissertation examined the capacity of macroalgal metabolism to reduce the effects of ocean acidification on calcifying species under a variety of environmental conditions. He has previously worked as a Research Fellow at IMAS in Tasmania, examining macroalgal inorganic carbon use and pH variability in rocky reefs around Tasmania. His current research at UWA examines how organism physiology and the environment will interact to influence the response of coralline algae to ocean acidification and warming. Chris is also interested in the roles of environmental variability, hydrodynamics, and light on autotrophic physiology and ecosystem functioning.
Key research
The impacts of ocean acidification on temperate and tropical reefs
The role of environmental variability on macroalgal physiology
Inorganic carbon acquisition for calcification and photosynthetic processes
Publications
13. Cornwall, C. E., Revill, A.T., Hurd, C.L. High prevalence of diffusive uptake of CO2 by macroalgae in a temperate subtidal ecosystem. Photosynthesis Research 124(2): 181-190 IF = 3.19. 1 citation.

12. Cornwall, C. E., Pilditch, C.A., Hepburn, C.D., Hurd, C.L. Flow reduction by canopy macroalgae regulates the pH and oxygen environment of understorey coralline assemblages. Marine Ecology Progress Series 525:81-95. DOI: 10.3354/meps11190. IF = 2.64

11. Rautenberger, R. Fernandez, P., Strittmatter, M., Heesch, S., Cornwall, C.E., Hurd, C.L., Roleda, M.Y. 2015. Saturating light and not carbon dioxide influences the growth of Ulva rigida. Ecology and Evolution 5(4):874-888. IF = 1.66. 1 citation.

10. Cornwall, C. E. and Eddy, T.D. 2015. Effects of near-future ocean acidification, fishing, and marine protection on a temperate, coastal ecosystem. Conservation Biology. 29(1): 207-215. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12394. IF = 4.30

9. Cornwall, C. E., McGraw, C.M., Hepburn, C.D., Morris, J.N., Currie, K.I., Pilditch, C.A., Boyd, P.W., Hurd, C.L. 2014. Diffusion boundary layers ameliorate the negative effects of ocean acidification on the temperate coralline macroalga Arthrocardia corymbosa. Plos ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0097235. IF = 3.53. 6 citations.

8. James, R., Hepburn, C.D., Cornwall, C.E., McGraw, C.M., Hurd, C.L. 2014. Growth response of an early successional assemblage of coralline algae and benthic diatoms to ocean acidification. Marine Biology. 161: 1687-1696. IF = 2.39. 2 citation.

7. Cornwall, C. E., Hepburn, C.D., McGraw, C.M., Currie, K.I., Pilditch, C.A., Hunter, K.A., Boyd, P.W., Hurd, C.L. 2013. Diurnal fluctuations in seawater pH influence the response of a calcifying macroalga to ocean acidification Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280 (1772) – selected as a research highlight of the week by the journal. IF = 5.42. 13 citations.

6. Cornwall, C.E., Hepburn, C.D., Pilditch, C.A., McGraw, C.M., Hurd, C.L. 2013. Concentration boundary layers around complex assemblages of macroalgae: Implications for the effects of ocean acidification on understory coralline algae. Limnology and Oceanography 58(1): 121-130. IF = 3.40. 10 citations.

5. Cornwall, C.E., Hepburn, C.D., Pritchard, D., Currie, K.I., McGraw, C.M., Hunter, K.A., Hurd, C.L. 2012. Carbon-use strategies in macroalgae: differential responses to lowered pH and implications for ocean acidification. Journal of Phycology 48: 137-144. IF = 2.53. 34 citations.

4. Hurd, C.L., Cornwall, C.E., Currie, K., Hepburn, C.D., McGraw, C., Hunter, K., and Boyd, P. 2011. Metabolically induced pH fluctuations by some coastal calcifiers exceed projected 22nd century ocean acidification: a mechanism for differential susceptibility? Global Change Biology 17 (10):3254-3262. IF = 8.22. 44 citations.

3. Hepburn, C. D., Pritchard, D., Cornwall, C.E., McLeod, R., Raven, J.A., Beardall, J. Hurd, C.L. 2011. Diversity of carbon use strategies in a kelp forest community: a window to a high CO2 ocean? Global Change Biology 17 (7): 2488-2497. IF = 8.22. 63 citations.

2. McGraw, C.M., Cornwall, C.E., Reid, M.R., Currie, K.I., Hepburn, C.D., Boyd, P., Hurd, C.L., Hunter, K.A. 2010. An automated, pH-controlled culture system for laboratory-based ocean acidification experiments. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 8:686-694.IF = 1.68. 18 citations.

1. Cornwall, C. E., Phillips, N.E., and McNaught, D. 2009. Feeding preferences of the abalone Haliotis iris in relation to macroalgal species, attachment, accessibility and water movement. Journal of Shellfish Research 28(3): 589-597. IF = 1.10. 9 citations
Future research
pH regulation at the site of calcification of calcareous macroalgae
Interactive effects of ocean acidification, warming, hydrodynamics and light on calcareous macroalgae
Previous positions
Research Fellow, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, 2013-2015
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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