Biological Science Faculty Member
Dr. Sophie J. McCoy
- Office: 4060 King Life Sciences
- Office: (850) 644-1549
- Lab: Coastal and Marine Lab Room 11
- Lab: (850) 697-4099
- Fax: (850) 645-8447
- Mail code: 4295
Ph.D. The University of Chicago, 2014.
Graduate Faculty Status
Research and Professional Interests:
I am a community ecologist with broad interests in ecology, evolution, physiology, and environmental chemistry. My research focuses on macroalgal populations, intertidal communities, and links between biology, environmental conditions and water chemistry. I use a combination of field and laboratory methods to understand natural variability in marine populations, responses of species and communities to climate change and pollution.
McCoy, SJ and NA Kamenos (2015) Coralline algae in a changing world: integrating ecological, physiological, and geochemical responses to global change, in press, Journal of Phycology.
McCoy, SJ and F Ragazzola (2014) Skeletal trade-offs in response to ocean acidification, Nature Climate Change, 4: 719-723.
McCoy, SJ and CA Pfister (2014) Historical comparisons reveal altered competitive interactions in a guild of crustose coralline algae, Ecology Letters, 17: 475-483.
McCoy, SJ (2013) Morphology of the crustose coralline alga Pseudolithophyllum muricatum (Rhodophyta Corallinaceae) responds to 30 years of ocean acidification in the northeast Pacific, Journal of Phycology, 49(5): 830-837.
Pfister, CA, SJ McCoy, JT Wootton, PA Martin, AS Colman and D Archer (2011) Rapid environmental change over the past decade revealed by isotopic analysis of the California mussel in the northeast Pacific, PLoS One, 6(10): e25766.
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