I have published in leading peer-reviewed, international journals such as Nature, Nature Communications, Global Change Biology, Proceedings of the Royal Society B and Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

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  • ResearcherID: H-5786-2014
  • ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-9467-1088
  • Scopus author ID: 35263301100


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) Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals. Nature 543: 373-377, doi:10.1038/nature21707.


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 calcification under environmental change: A direct comparison of the alkalinity anomaly and buoyant weight techniques. Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-016-1507-z.

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) Microelectrode characterization of coral daytime interior pH and carbonate chemistry. Nature Communications 7:11144, doi: 10.1038/ncomms11144. pdf

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.


Schoepf V, Stat M, Falter JL, McCulloch MT (2015) Limits to the thermal tolerance of corals adapted to a highly fluctuating, naturally extreme temperature environment. Scientific Reports 5:17639, doi: 10.1038/srep17639. pdf

Schoepf V, Grottoli AG, Levas SJ, Aschaffenburg MD, Baumann JH, Matsui Y,Warner ME (2015) Annual coral bleaching and the long-term recovery capacity of corals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20151887.

Levas SJ, Grottoli AG, Schoepf V, Aschaffenburg M, Bauman JH, Bauer JE, Warner ME (2015) Can heterotrophic uptake of dissolved organic carbon and zooplankton mitigate carbon budget deficits in annually bleached corals? Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-015-1390-z.

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) Physiological response to elevated temperature and pCO2 varies across four Pacific coral species: Understanding the unique host + symbiont response. Scientific Reports 5:18371, doi 10.1038/srep18371. pdf

Ross CL*, Falter JL, Schoepf V, McCulloch MT (2015) Robust perennial growth of hermatypic corals at Rottnest Island, Western Australia (32°S). PeerJ 3:e78, doi.org/10.7717/peerj.781. pdf

Holcomb M, deCarlo TM, Schoepf V, Dissard D, Tanaka K, McCulloch MT (2015) Preparing calcium carbonate powders for trace element and boron isotope measurements: A comparison of pre-treatment procedures. Chemical Geology 398: 11-21.

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) Organic carbon fluxes mediated by corals at elevated pCO2 and temperature. Marine Ecology Progress Series 519: 153-164.


Schoepf V, McCulloch MT, Warner ME, Levas SJ, Matsui Y, Aschaffenburg MD, Grottoli AG (2014) Short-term coral bleaching is not recorded by boron isotopes. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112011. pdf

Schoepf V, Levas SJ, Rodrigues LJ, McBride M*, Aschaffenburg MD, Matsui Y, Warner ME, Hughes AD, Grottoli AG (2014) Kinetic and metabolic isotope effects in coral skeletal carbon isotopes: A re-evaluation using experimental coral bleaching as a case study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 146: 164-178.

Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Levas SJ, Aschaffenburg MD, Schoepf V, McGinley MP, Baumann JH, Matsui Y (2014) The cumulative impact of annual coral bleaching can turn some winners into losers. Global Change Biology 20: 3823-3833.


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) Coral energy reserves and calcification in a high-CO2 world at two temperatures. PLoS ONE 8(10): e75049. pdf


Schoepf V, Herler J, Zuschin M (2010) Microhabitat use and prey selection of the coral-feeding snail Drupella cornus in the northern Red Sea. Hydrobiologia 641: 45-57.

* indicates students that I (co)supervised