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. and Hurd, C. L. Experimental design in ocean acidification research: problems and solutions. ICES Journal of Marine Science. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv118. Link to full text or PDF
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. Link to full text or pdf
Cornwall, C. E., Revill, A.T., Hurd, C.L. High prevalence of diffusive uptake of CO2 by macroalgae in a temperate subtidal ecosystem. Photosynthesis Research 124(2): 181-190. Link to full text or pdf
Cornwall, C. E., Pilditch, C.A., Hepburn, C.D., Hurd, C.L. Flow reduction by canopy macroalgae regulates the pH and oxygen environment of understorey coralline assemblages. Marine Ecology Progress Series 525:81-95. DOI: 10.3354/meps11190. Link to full text or pdf
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.Link to full text or pdf
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. Link to full text or pdf
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. Link to full text or pdf
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. Link to full text or pdf
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 acidificationProceedings of the Royal Society B 280 (1772). Link to full text or pdf
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 Oceanography 58(1): 121-130. Link to full text or pdf
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. Link to full text or pdf
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. Link to full text or pdf
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. Link to full text or pdf
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.IF = 1.68. Link to full text or pdf
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. Link to full text or pdf