Biological Science Faculty Member
Dr. Sophie J. McCoy
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.
, and (2019) Consumption of proliferating cyanobacterial mats on Caribbean reefs. , 9:12693.
, A Stanillán-Sarmiento, MT Brown, S Widdicombe and GA Wheeler (2019) Photosynthetic responses of turf-forming red macroalgae to high-CO2 conditions. In press, .
and NA Kamenos (2018) Coralline algal skeletal mineralogy affects grazer impacts. , 24(10): 4775-4783.
, NA Kamenos, P Chung, JT Wootton, CA Pfister (2018) Altered crystal mineralogy in the California
mussel on decadal and centennial scales in a changing ocean. , 24(6): 2554-2562.
, S Allesina and CA Pfister (2016) Ocean acidification affects competition for space: projections of community structure using cellular automata, , 283: 20152561.
McCoy, SJ and NA Kamenos (2015) Coralline algae in a changing world: integrating ecological, physiological, and geochemical responses to global change. Journal of Phycolog, 51(1): 6-24.
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.
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