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Coral reefs are geological structures made by living organisms from carbonate. I research the past and future of these fascinating ecosystems, and their use in documenting tropical climate variability. The study of coral reefs intersects the disciplines of biology, geology and geochemistry, and for this reason I have a joint academic position at the University of Bristol shared between the two Schools of Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences.

My research group undertakes studies that span from micron-scale geochemical probing of skeletons to global-scale models of reef distribution. We use the skeletons of massive coral colonies to look at past climates, environmental conditions and biological responses. For example, using boron isotopes to monitor how coral control calcification when stressed by reduced seawater pH or changes in water flow regimes. We also apply statistical and mechanistic modelling approaches, driven by biogeochemical and climate model output, to project forward, or reconstruct past coral reef response to global climate change and ocean acidification.

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Research Output

El Niño, surface circulation and coral larval dispersal across the world's greatest marine barrier

Wood, S., Baums, I., Paris, C., Ridgwell, A., Kessler, W. & Hendy, E., 23 Aug 2016, In : Nature Communications. 7, 11 p., 12571.

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  • 44 Citations (Scopus)
    355 Downloads (Pure)

    The role of skeletal micro-architecture in diagenesis and dating of Acropora palmata

    Tomiak, P. J., Andersen, M. B., Hendy, E., Potter, E-K., Johnson, K. G. & Penkman, K. E. H., 15 Jun 2016, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 183, p. 153-175 23 p.

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    Open Access
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    346 Downloads (Pure)

    Key impacts of climate engineering on biodiversity and ecosystems, with priorities for future research

    McCormack, C. G., Born, W., Irvine, P. J., Achterberg, E. P., Amano, T., Ardron, J., Foster, P. N., Gattuso, J. P., Hawkins, S. J., Hendy, E., Kissling, W. D., Lluch-Cota, S. E., Murphy, E. J., Ostle, N., Owens, N. J. P., Perry, R. I., Pörtner, H. O., Scholes, R. J., Schurr, F. M., Schweiger, O. & 15 others, Settele, J., Smith, R. K., Smith, S., Thompson, J., Tittensor, D. P., van Kleunen, M., Vivian, C., Vohland, K., Warren, R., Watkinson, A. R., Widdicombe, S., Williamson, P., Woods, E., Blackstock, J. J. & Sutherland, W. J., Oct 2016, In : Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences. 13, 2-4, p. 103-128 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 19 Citations (Scopus)
    377 Downloads (Pure)