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Cullen, CM, A Kawalpreet, S Beyhan, CE Cho, S Woloszynek, M Convertino, SJ McCoy, Y Zhang, M Anderson, D Alvarez-Ponce, E Smirnova, L Karstens, PC Dorrestein, H Li, AS Gupta, K Cheung, J Powers, Z Zhao and G Rosen (2020). Emerging priorities for microbiome research. Frontiers in Microbiology.  Accepted. 

McCoy, SJ, A Stanillán-Sarmiento, MT Brown, S Widdicombe and GA Wheeler (2020) Photosynthetic responses of turf-forming red macroalgae to high-CO2 conditions. In press, Journal of Phycology. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12922 [link]



McCoy, SJ and S Widdicombe (2019) Thermal plasticity is independent of environmental history in an intertidal seaweed. Ecology and Evolution, 9(23): 13402-13412. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5796 [OPEN ACCESS] [data]


Cissell, EC#, JC Manning# and SJ McCoy (2019) Consumption of proliferating cyanobacterial mats on Caribbean reefs. Scientific Reports, 9: 12693. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-49126-9 [OPEN ACCESS]

Ravaglioli, C#, F Bulleri, S Ruhl, SJ McCoy, H Findlay and AM Queirós (2019) Ocean acidification and hypoxia alter organic carbon fluxes in marine soft sediments. Global Change Biology, 25(12): 4165-4178.  doi: 10.1111/gcb.14806 [link] [pdf]

Kolzenburg, R#, KR Nicastro, SJ McCoy, A Ford, GI Zardi, F Ragazzola (2019) Understanding the margin squeeze: Differentiation in fitness-related traits between central and trailing edge populations of Corallina officinalisEcology and Evolution, 9: 5787–5801.​  doi: 10.1002/ece3.5162  [OPEN ACCESS] [data]

Queirós, AM, N Stephens, S Widdicombe, K Tait, SJ McCoy, J Ingels, S Ruhl, R Airs, A Beesley, G Carnovale, P Cazenave, S Dashfield, E Hua, M Jones, P Lindeque, CL McNeill, J Nunes, H Parry, C Pascoe, A Rees, C Widdicombe, T Smyth, A Atkinson, D Krause-Jensen, PJ Somerfield (2019) Connected macroalgal-sediment systems: blue carbon and foodwebs in the deep coastal ocean.  Ecological Monographs, 89(3): e01366. doi: 10.1002/ecm.1366 [OPEN ACCESS] [si]


Yuan, X, SJ McCoy, Y Du, S Widdicombe, JM Hall-Spencer (2018) Physiological and behavioral plasticity of the sea cucumber Holothuria forskali (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) to acidified seawater. Frontiers Physiology, 9: 1339. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01339 [OPEN ACCESS]

McCoy, SJ and NA Kamenos (2018) Coralline algal skeletal mineralogy affects grazer impacts.  Global Change Biology, 24(10): 4775-4783. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14370 [link] [pdf]

McCoy, SJ, NA Kamenos, P Chung, JT Wootton, CA Pfister (2018) Altered crystal mineralogy in the California mussel on decadal and centennial scales in a changing ocean.  Global Change Biology, 24(6): 2554-2562. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14013 [link] [pdf]



Pfister, CA, K Roy, JT Wootton, SJ McCoy, RT Paine, T Suchanek, E Sanford (2016) Historical baselines and the future of shell calcification for a foundation species in a changing ocean, Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 283: 20160392. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0392  [link] [pdf] [data]

McCoy, SJ, CA Pfister, G Olack and AS Colman (2016) Diurnal and tidal patterns of calcification in geniculate intertidal coralline algae, Marine Ecology, 37(3): 553-564. doi 10.1111/maec.12295  [link] [pdf]


McCoy, SJ, S Allesina and CA Pfister (2016) Ocean acidification affects competition for space: projections of community structure using cellular automata, Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 283: 20152561. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2561  [link] [pdf]


J Nunes, SJ McCoy, HS Findlay, FE Hopkins, V Kitidis, AM Queirós, L Rayner and S Widdicombe (2016) Two intertidal, non-calcifying macroalgae (Palmaria palmata and Saccharina latissima) show complex and variable responses to short-term CO2 acidification, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73(3): 887-896.  doi: 10/1093/icesjms/fsv081  





McCoy, SJ and NA Kamenos (2015) Coralline algae in a changing world: integrating ecological, physiological, and geochemical responses to global change, Journal of Phycology, 51(1): 6-24.  doi: 10.1111/jpy.12262 





McCoy, SJ and F Ragazzola (2014) Skeletal trade-offs in response to ocean acidification, Nature Climate Change, 4: 719-723.  doi:10.1038/nclimate2273  [link] [pdf] [data]


McCoy, SJ and CA Pfister (2014) Historical comparisons reveal altered competitive interactions in a guild of crustose coralline algae, Ecology Letters, 17: 475-483.  doi: 10.1111/ele.12247  [link] [pdf]




McCoy, SJ (2013) Morphology of the crustose coralline alga Pseudolithophyllum muricatum (Rhodophyta Corallinaceae) responds to 30 years of ocean acidification in the northeast Pacific, Journal of Phycology, 49(5): 830-837.  doi: 10.1111/jpy.12095  [link] [pdf]


Garrard SL, R Hunter, A Frommel, AC Lane, JC Phillips, R Cooper, R Dineshram, U Cardini, SJ McCoy, M Arnberg, BG Rodrigues Alves, S Annane, MR de Orte, A Kumar, G Aguirre-Martínez, RH Maneja, MD Basallote Sánchez, F Ape, A Torstensson, and MM Bjoerk (2013) Ocean acidification: the next generation - a postgraduate perspective on research priorities, Marine Biology, 160: 1789-1805.  doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2033-3  [link] [pdf]




Pfister, CA, SJ McCoy, JT Wootton, PA Martin, AS Colman and D Archer (2011) Rapid environmental change over the past decade revealed by isotopic analysis of the California mussel in the northeast Pacific, PLoS One, 6(10): e25766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025766  [OPEN ACCESS] [pdf]


McCoy, SJ, LF Robinson, CA Pfister, JT Wootton, and N Shimizu (2011) Exploring the B/Ca pH-proxy in bivalves: Relationships between Mytilus californianus B/Ca and environmental data from the northeast Pacific, Biogeosciences, 8: 2567-2579.  doi: 10.5194/bg-8-2567-2011  [OPEN ACCESS] [pdf]




Russell, JM, SJ McCoy, D Verschuren, I Bessems, and Y Huang (2009) Human impacts, climate change, and aquatic ecosystem response during the past 2000 yr at Lake Wandakara, Uganda, Quaternary Research, 72(3): 315-324.

doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2009.06.008  [link] [pdf]




AMAP (2013) AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway. viii + 99 pp.  [OPEN ACCESS]