I have published more than 25 book chapters and papers in leading peer-reviewed, international journals such as Nature, Science, 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

* indicates students that I supervised


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) The state of Western Australia’s coral reefs. Coral Reefs doi:10.1007/s00338-019-01795-8.

Cannell B, Thomson PG, Schoepf V, Pattiaratchi C, Fraser MW (2019) Impacts of marine heatwaves. 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.


Schoepf V, Cornwall CE, Pfeifer SM*, Carrion SA*, Alessi C, Comeau S, McCullochMT (2018) Impacts of coral bleaching on pH and oxygen gradients across the coral concentration boundary layer: a microsensor study. Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-018-1726-6.

Camp EF, Schoepf V, Mumby PJ, Suggett DJ (2018) Editorial: The future of coral reefs subject to rapid climate change: Lessons from natural extreme environments. Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00433.

Levas SJ, Schoepf V, Warner ME, Aschaffenburg M, Baumann JH, Grottoli AG (2018) Long-term recovery of Caribbean corals from bleaching.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 506: 124-134.

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) Quantitative interpretation of vertical profiles of calcium and pH in the coral coelenteron. Marine Chemistry doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2018.06.001

Ross CL*, Schoepf V, DeCarlo TM, McCulloch MT (2018) Mechanisms and seasonal drivers of calcification in the temperate coral Turbinaria reniformis at its latitudinal limits. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: 285: 20180215.

Camp EF, Schoepf V, Suggett DJ (2018) How can “Super Corals” facilitate global coral reef survival under rapid environmental and climatic change? Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.14153.

Camp EF, Schoepf V, Mumby PJ, Hardtke LA, Rodolfo Metalpa R, Smith DJ, Suggett DJ (2018) The future of coral reefs subject to rapid climate change: Lessons from natural extreme environments. Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00004.

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) Coral physiology and microbiome dynamics under combined warming and ocean acidification. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191156. pdf

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) Spatial and temporal patterns of mass bleaching of corals in the Anthropocene. Science 359: 80-83.

Ranked #28 of the Top 100 Altmetric Papers in 2018 with an Altmetric score of >3,000.


Schoepf V, Jury CP, Toonen RJ, McCulloch MT (2017) Coral calcification mechanisms facilitate adaptive responses to ocean acidification. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20172117.

Le Nohaïc M*, Ross CL*, Cornwall CE, Comeau S, Lowe R, McCulloch MT, Schoepf V (2017) Marine heatwave causes unprecedented mass bleaching of thermally resistant corals in northwest Australia. Scientific Reports 7: 14999, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14794-y. pdf

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.

Ranked #21 of the Top 100 Altmetric Papers in 2017 with an Altmetric score of >3,300.


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.