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January 15, 2018

In case you missed it, here's a link to hear Sophie discuss our recent paper in Global Change Biology on WFSU/NPR last Thursday:


January 8, 2018

 Our new paper is out in Global Change Biology!  We looked at mineral structure in the California mussel over 2500 years, and found a change only in mussels collected since 2010.  The change, summarized above, reveals smaller calcium carbonate crystals, the presence of...

December 13, 2016

Our research on long-term changes in mussel shell thickness in relation to declining pH at Tatoosh Island has been featured in this month's (December 2016) National Geographic magazine!  The article, 'How the parks of tomorrow will be different,' features several Natio...

June 17, 2016

Our new paper out this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society, B shows a thinning trend in the shells of the California mussel, very likely due to long-term ocean acidification along the US Pacific Coast.  Because this study uses archival specimens (some collected by...

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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