Rippe JP, Baumann JH, DeLeener DN, Aichelman HE, Friedlander EB, Davies SW, Castillo KD. Corals sustain growth but not skeletal density across the Florida Keys Reef Tract despite ongoing warming. Global Change Biology. DOI:

Levas S, Schoepf V, Warner ME, Aschaffenburg M, Baumann JH, Grottoli AG. Long-term recovery of Caribbean corals from bleaching. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. DOI: . PDF



Baumann JH, Davies SW, Aichelman HE, Castillo KD. Coral Symbiodinium community composition across the Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is influenced by host species and thermal variability. Microbial Ecology. DOI:

Schoepf V, Hu X, Holcomb M, Cai W, Li Q, Wang Y, Xu H, Warner ME, Melman TF, Hoadley KD, Pettay DT, Matsui Y, Baumann JH, Grottoli AG. Coral calcification under environmental change: A direct comparison of the alkalinity anomaly and buoyant weight technique. Coral Reefs. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-016-1507-z. PDF


Baumann J, Davies SW, Courtney T, Aichelman H, Townsend J, Castillo KD. Characterizing patch reef environments on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System utilizing historical sea surface temperature records. PLOS ONE. DOI: PDF

Aichelman HE, Townsend JE, Courtney T, Baumann JH, Davies SW, Castillo KD. The Temperate Coal Oculina arbuscula Exhibits a Heterotrophic Rescue Effect to Temperature Stress. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2399 PDF

Hoadley KD, Pettay DT, Grottoli AG, Cai W, Melman TF, Levas S, Schoepf V, Ding Q, Yuan X, Wang Y, Matsui Y, Baumann JH, Warner ME. High-temperature acclimation strategies within the thermally tolerant endosymbiont Symbiodinium trenchii and its coral host, Turbinaria reniformis, differ with changing pCO 2 and nutrients. Marine Biology. Vol 163, issue 6. doi:10.1007/s00227-016-2909-8. PDF

Cai W, Ma Y, Hopkinson B, Grottoli AG, Warner M, Ding Q, Hu X, Yuan X, Schoepf V, Xu H, Han C, Melman T, Hoadley K, Pettay DT, Matsui M, Baumann J, Levas S, Ye Y, Wang Y. Microelectrode characterization of coral interior pH and carbonate chemistry. Nature Communications. Vol. 7. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11144 PDF


Levas SJ, Schoepf V, Warner ME, Aschaffenburg MD, Baumann JH, Bauer JE, Grottoli AG. Can heterotrophic uptake of DOC and zooplankton mitigate C budget deficit in annually bleached corals? Coral Reefs. In Press.

Hoadley KD, Pettay DT, Grottoli AG, Cai W, Melman TF, Schoepf V, Hu X, Li Q, Xu Hui, Wang Y, Matsui Y, Baumann J, Warner ME. Physiological response to elevated temperature and pCO2 varies across four Pacific coral species: Understanding the unique host+symbiont response. Scientific Reports. Vol: 5. PDF

Schoepf V, Grottoli AG, Levas SJ, Aschaffenburg MD, Baumann J, Matsui Y, Warner ME. Annual coral bleaching and the long-term recovery capacity of coral. Proc. R. Soc. B. Vol: 282 Issue: 1819. PDF.

Levas SJ, Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Cai W, Bauer J, Schoepf V, Baumann J, Matsui Y, Gearing C, Melman T, Hoadley KD, Pettay DT, Hu X, Li Q, Xu H, Wang Y. Organic carbon fluxes mediated by corals at elevated pCO2 and temperature. MEPS. Vol. 519: 153-164, 2015. PDF


Baumann J, Grottoli AG, Hughes A, Matsui Y. The acquisition and allocation of carbon to lipids of bleached and non-bleached Hawaiian corals. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 461:469-478.  PDF

Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Levas SJ, Aschaffenburg M, Schoepf V, McGinley M,  Baumann J, Matsui Y. The cumulative impact of annual coral bleaching can turn some coral species winners into losers. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12658 PDF


Schoepf, V, Grottoi AG, Warner ME, Cai W, Melman TF, Hoadley KD, Pettay T, Hu X, Li Q, Xu H, Wang Y, Matsui Y, Baumann J. Coral Energy Reserves and Calcification in a High-CO2 World at Two Temperatures, PLoS ONE. PDF


UNC Climate Change Symposium 2016- “Caribbean coral communities decline in variable environments, can they survive in a changing climate?”


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