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October 12, 2019

Starting this fall, Sophie will be the 3rd ever Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellow of the Phycological Society of America.  

 Above, Sophie McCoy with PSA President Kirsten Muller and Lang Committee Chair Patrick Martone at the June 2019 PSA Meeting in Hollywood Bea...

January 29, 2019

The spat of funding continues for Josh and Ethan, who have both received funding from the Phycological Society of America Grants-in-Aid of Research for their upcoming research plans in Bonaire!  Congrats, guys!

July 22, 2018

Our new paper, "Coralline algal skeletal mineralogy affects grazer impacts," came out yesterday in Global Change Biology (McCoy & Kamenos 2018).  We found that weaker skeletal organization leads to deeper wounding by grazers. 

Read the paper, here: https://onlineli...

April 26, 2018

Ethan recently received a Mote Research Assistantship as a part of the William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar in Marine Biology Endowment to FSU  to work with endolithic bacterial communities in crustose coralline algae in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Over the...

May 5, 2016

My work was featured in a profile piece on the UChicago ScienceLife Blog. Thanks to Matt Wood for this well-written piece.


Ocean acidification causing long-term effects on competition among species, University of Chicago ScienceLife Blog


 Photo credit: Matt Wood (photo...

March 3, 2016

The last paper in the saga of changing coralline algal interactions over 30 years of in situ ocean acidification came out yesterday in Proceedings of the Royal Society, B.  



Sophie McCoy's work is featured in a profile piece on the UChicago ScienceLife Blog:


September 22, 2014

My work with coralline algal communities was featured in a special New York Times science edition on climate change, alongside diverse examples of other plants and animals responding to a changing environment.


New York Times:  On the cusp of climate change


January 14, 2014

Our new paper in Ecology Letters describes changes in competitive dynamics of crustose coralline algae over 30 years since the onset of ocean acidification in a natural community at Tatoosh Island, WA.  This paper has received coverage in the local and international ne...

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