Research Fellow – School of Earth and Environment & ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, University of Western Australia (2015 – )
Research Fellow – Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania (2013 – 2015)
I am originally from New Zealand, where I completed a MSc at Victoria University of Wellington in 2007. I worked as a research assistant in 2008 at the Department of Botany at Otago University and commenced a PhD there in 2010. His dissertation examined the capacity of macroalgal metabolism to reduce the effects of ocean acidification on calcifying species under a variety of environmental conditions. In 2013, I took up a Research Fellow positon at IMAS in Tasmania, examining macroalgal inorganic carbon use and pH variability in rocky reefs around Tasmania. My current research at UWA examines how organism physiology and the environment will interact to influence the response of coralline algae to ocean acidification and warming. I am also interested in the roles of environmental variability, hydrodynamics, and light on autotrophic physiology and ecosystem functioning.
I am interested in estimating how organism physiology and environmental variability will interact to influence the response of coralline algae to ocean acidification and warming. I am also interested in the roles of pH variability, hydrodynamics, and light on inorganic carbon acquisition and am interested in predicting the effects of ocean acidification on ecosystem functioning.
I am actively looking for potential PhD students. Please feel free to email me if any of your research interests align with mine.
- Cornwall, C.E., Comeau, S., McCulloch, M.T. 2017. Coralline algae elevate pH at the site of calcification under ocean acidification. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13673. JIF = 8.44. 1 citation.
- Cornwall, C.E., Revill, A.T., Hall-Spencer, J., Milazzo, M., Raven, J.A., Hurd, C.L.2017. Physiology underpins macroalgal responses to ocean acidification. Scientific Reports. 7:46297 | DOI: 10.1038/srep46297. JIF = 5.23.
- Diaz-Pulido, G., Cornwall, C.E., Gartrell, P., Hurd, C.L., Van Tran, N. 2016. Strategies of dissolved inorganic carbon use in macroalgae across a gradient of terrestrial influence: implications for the Great Barrier Reef in the context of ocean acidification. Coral Reefs. DOI:10.1007/s00338-016-1481-5. JIF = 3.00. 2 citations.
- Britton, D., Cornwall, C.E., Revill, A.T., Hurd, C.L., Johnson, C.R. 2016. Ocean acidification reverses the positive effects of seawater pH fluctuations on growth and photosynthesis of the habitat-forming kelp, Ecklonia radiata. Scientific Reports 6:26036. DOI: 1038/srep26036. JIF = 5.23. 9 citations.
- Boyd, P.W., Cornwall, C.E., Davidson, A., Doney, S., Fourquez, M., Hurd, C.L., Lima, S., McMinn, A. 2016. Biological responses to environmental heterogeneity under future ocean conditions. Global Change Biology 22: 2633 – 2650. JIF = 8.44. 7 citations.
- Boyd, P.W., Dillingham, P.W., McGraw, C., Armstrong, E., Cornwall, C.E., Feng, Y.-Y., Hurd, C.L., Roleda, M., Nunn, B., Timmins-Schiffman, E. 2016. Individual and interactive effects of warming alter diatom physiology under 22ndCentury ocean conditions. Nature Climate Change. 6: 207-213. JIF = 17.18. 20 citations.
- Roleda, M. Y., Cornwall, C. E., Feng, Y., Smith, A.M., McGraw, C.M., Hurd, C.L. 2015. Development of diverse benthic algal assemblages under static and fluctuating pH: newly recruited coralline algae perform better than their parents.Plos ONE. E0140394. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.01403394. JIF = 3.06. 8 citations.
- Hurd, C.L., Cornwall, C.E., Dupont, S., Gattuso, J.-P., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Gao, K., Lagos, N.A. 2015. Ocean acidification: Laboratory seawater studies are justified. Nature. 525, 187. DOI:10.1038/525187c. JIF = 38.40. 1 citation
- Cornwall, C.E, Hurd, C.L. 2015. Experimental design in ocean acidification research: problems and solutions. ICES Journal of Marine Science. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv118. JIF = 2.63. 47 citations. Focus of a ‘highlight’ article in Nature.
- Celis-Plá, P.S.M., Hall-Spencer, J.M., Horta, P., Milazzo, M., Korbee, N., Cornwall, C.E., Figueroa, F.L. 2015. Macroalgal responses to ocean acidification depend on nutrient and light levels. Frontiers in Marine Science 2: 26 pages: DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00026. JIF = 2.10.17 citations.
- Cornwall, C. E.,Pilditch, C.A., Hepburn, C.D., Hurd, C.L. 2015. Flow reduction by canopy macroalgae regulates the pH and oxygen environment of understorey coralline assemblages (accepted, Marine Ecology Progress Series). DOI: 10.3354/meps11190. JIF = 2.62. 8 citations.
- Cornwall, C.E.,Revill, A.T., Hurd, C.L. 2015. High prevalence of diffusive uptake of CO2 by macroalgae in a temperate subtidal ecosystemPhotosynthesis Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11120-015-0114-0. JIF = 4.12. 21 citations.
- Cornwall, C. E.and Eddy, T.D. 2015. Effects of near-future ocean acidification, fishing, and marine protection on a temperate, coastal ecosystem. Conservation Biology. 29(1): 207-215. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12394. JIF = 4.27 4 citations.
- Rautenberger, R. Fernandez, P., Strittmatter, M., Heesch, S., Cornwall, C.E.,Hurd, C.L., Roleda, M.Y. 2015. Saturating light and not carbon dioxide influences the growth of Ulva rigida. Ecology and Evolution. 5(4):874-888. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1382. JIF = 2.54. 23 citations.
- Cornwall, C. E.,McGraw, C.M., Hepburn, C.D., Morris, J.N., Currie, K.I., Pilditch, C.A., Boyd, P.W., Hurd, C.L. 2014. Diffusion boundary layers ameliorate the negative effects of ocean acidification on the temperate coralline macroalga Arthrocardia corymbosa. Plos ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0097235. JIF = 3.06. 32 citations.
- James, R., Hepburn, C.D., Cornwall, C.E.,McGraw, C.M., Hurd, C.L. 2014. Growth response of an early successional assemblage of coralline algae and benthic diatoms to ocean acidification. Marine Biology. 161: 1687-1696. JIF = 2.38. 8 citations.
- Cornwall, C. E.,Hepburn, C.D., McGraw, C.M., Currie, K.I., Pilditch, C.A., Hunter, K.A., Boyd, P.W., Hurd, C.L. 2013. Diurnal fluctuations in seawater pH influence the response of a calcifying macroalga to ocean acidification. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280 (1772). JIF = 4.82. 57 citations. Selected as a research highlight of the week by Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
- Cornwall, C.E.,Hepburn, C.D., Pilditch, C.A., McGraw, C.M., Hurd, C.L. 2013. Concentration boundary layers around complex assemblages of macroalgae: Implications for the effects of ocean acidification on understory coralline algae. Limnology and Oceanography58(1): 121-130. JIF = 3.66. 41 citations.
- Cornwall, C.E.,Hepburn, C.D., Pritchard, D., Currie, K.I., McGraw, C.M., Hunter, K.A., Hurd, C.L. 2012. Carbon-use strategies in macroalgae: differential responses to lowered pH and implications for ocean acidification. Journal of Phycology 48: 137-144. JIF = 2.54. 82 citations.
- Hurd, C.L., Cornwall, C.E.,Currie, K., Hepburn, C.D., McGraw, C., Hunter, K., and Boyd, P. 2011. Metabolically induced pH fluctuations by some coastal calcifiers exceed projected 22nd century ocean acidification: a mechanism for differential susceptibility? Global Change Biology 17 (10):3254-3262. JIF = 8.44. 78 citations.
- Hepburn, C. D., Pritchard, D., Cornwall, C.E.,McLeod, R., Raven, J.A., Beardall, J. Hurd, C.L. 2011. Diversity of carbon use strategies in a kelp forest community: a window to a high CO2 ocean? Global Change Biology 17 (7): 2488-2497. JIF = 8.44. 126 citations.
- McGraw, C.M., Cornwall, C.E.,Reid, M.R., Currie, K.I., Hepburn, C.D., Boyd, P., Hurd, C.L., Hunter, K.A. 2010. An automated, pH-controlled culture system for laboratory-based ocean acidification experiments. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 8:686-694. JIF = 2.01. 37 citations.
- Cornwall, C. E.,Phillips, N.E., and McNaught, D. 2009. Feeding preferences of the abalone Haliotis iris in relation to macroalgal species, attachment, accessibility and water movement. Journal of Shellfish Research 28(3): 589-597. JIF = 0.83. 15 citations.
Comeau, S. and Cornwall, C.E. 2016 Contrasting Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef “Animal Forests” Versus Seaweed “Kelp Forests”. In Marine Animal Forests, S. Rossi (ed.), DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-17001-5_29-1. 2 citations.
Andrew Warnes (MSc, UWA)
Erik Krieger (Intern –MSc, University of Bremen)
Billy Moore (Intern – Undergraduate, Swansea University)
Quentin D’Alexis (Intern – MSc, Paris-Sud University)
Svenja Pfeifer (Undergraduate exchange student, University of Dusseldorf)
Kurt Gilroy (Intern – UWA)