1

Marine Geochemistry

2

Coastal Processes

3

Facilities

Coral Reef Studies

Ocean Change Group
Oceans Institute
The University of Western Australia
Western Australia 6009 Australia

Phone: 61 8 XXXX XXXX
Email: info@oceanchange.com.au

Menu
StaffStaff StudentsStudents VisitorsVisitors Past MembersPast Members
Chris Cornwall

Chris Cornwall


Postdoctoral Research Fellow


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)


University of Western Australia



+61 (0)8 6488 3644



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.

Research Interests

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.

Google Scholar

Selected Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book chapters:

 

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.

 

Students:

 

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)

 

 

Our Affiliations

Partner Partner