Researcher Profile

Professor Malcolm McCulloch

Malcolm McCulloch
Malcolm McCulloch

Phone: +61 8 6488 1921

Research Expertise:
  • Coral reefs
  • Coral calcification
  • Ocean acidification
  • Paleo oceanography
  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Coastal processes
  • Climate change

Qualifications

BAppSc MAppSc Curtin, PhD Calif.Tech.

Previous Positions

Professor Environmental Geochemistry, Research School of Earth Sciences ANU, 1996 -2009
Senior Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences ANU, 1990 – 1996
Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences ANU, 1980 – 1990

New and Noteworthy

In 2012 Professor Malcolm McCulloch, was awarded Australia's most prestigious research fellowship an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship, worth $3.2 million over five years.

Funding Received

2017 LE170100219 A multi-institutional environmental radioactivity research centre
Prof P Masque; Prof P Lavery; Prof B McInnes; Dr P Grierson; Prof M McCulloch; A/Prof C Sanders ; Dr P Macreadie; Prof P Boyd; A/Prof Z Chase; Prof C Lovelock; Prof R Connolly; Dr M Vanderklift
$170,000

2015 LE150100139 Isotope analyser with delta17O capability to examine water fluxes
Dr G Skrzypek; Dr P Grierson; Dr P Edwards; Prof M McCulloch; Prof K Grice
$160,000

2015 LE150100013 Laser ablation multiple split streaming
Dr A I Kemp; Prof M T McCulloch; Dr M Fiorentini; Prof T C McCuaig; Dr A W Rate; A/Prof C F Clark; Prof B Rasmussen; Dr N J Evans; Prof S M Reddy; Prof P A Bland; Dr T Raimondo; A/Prof N J Pearson; Dr E Belousova; Dr D E Jacob; Prof D Rubatto; Dr C Spandler; Dr S J Barnes
$860,000

2015 LE150100139 Isotope analyser with delta170 capability to examine water fluxes
A/Prof G Skrzypek, A/Prof P Grierson, Dr P Edwards, Prof M McCulloch, Prof K Grice
$160,000

2013 LE130100029 Ultra-trace analytical facility for earth system change
Dr P Edwards, A/Prof I Goodwin, Dr S Tessalina, Dr P Grierson, Prof P Nelson, Prof M McCulloch
$280,000

2014 CE140100020 ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (ex JCU Townsville)
Prof T Hughes, Ms J Lappin, Prof G Jones, Prof R Pressey, Prof B Willis, Prof A Baird, Prof D Bellwood, Prof J Cinner, Prof N Graham, Prof O Hoegh-Guldberg, Dr M Hoogenboom, Prof M Kingsford, Prof M McCormick, Prof D Miller, Prof P Munday, Prof M Pratchett, Prof G Russ, Prof S Connolly, Prof J Pandolfi, Dr S Foret, Prof P Mumby, A/Prof S Dove, Prof M McCulloch, Prof R Lowe, Dr L McCook, Prof J Jackson, Dr S Planes, Prof S Palmbi, Dr J Lough, Prof M van Oppen, Prof N Andrew
$28,000,000

2014 WAMSI West Australian Marine Science Institute
Past and future impacts of climate change on calcification on coral reefs and crustose coraline algae
$200,000

2014 NERP National Environmental Research Program – Environmental Decisions Hub (ex UQ)
Boron Isotopes and ocean acidification, geochemistry and paleoclimatology
Prof M McCulloch, Dr J P D’Olivo Cordero
$150,000

2015 (1-12/3/15) Perth Canyon: first deep sea exploration on board RV Falkor
Schmidt Ocean Institute
Prof M McCulloch et al
$1,033,793

2013 NCB Net Conservation Benefits Program (CSIRO): 3 projects:
Coral growth (historical and current)
Prof M McCulloch, Prof R Lowe, Dr J Falter
$100,000
Thresholds of environmental pressures for coral health
Prof M McCulloch, Prof C Duarte, Prof G Kendrick, Prof R Lowe
$108,000
Temporal pCO2, pH and nutrient variability
Prof M McCulloch, Dr J Falter, Prof C Duarte, Dr A Waite
$90,000

2012 FL120100049 ARC Laureate Fellowship
A new paradigm for quantifying the resilience of marine calcifiers to ocean acidification and global warming
Professor Malcolm McCulloch
$3,229,566

2011 FS11020021 - Indian Ocean Climate Change: Ningaloo Reef, a litmus test for the survival of coral reefs
Prof M McCulloch, Prof G Ivey, Prof R Lowe, Dr J Falter, Dr R Jones
$556,800

2010 CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Fund Projects
Ocean Acidification and Environmental Change Across a Widening Tropical-Subtropical Gradient
Prof M McCulloch, Dr J Falter, Prof Ryan Lowe, Dr J Trotter
$199,000

2009 DP0986505 Ocean Acidification in a Rapidly Increasing CO2 World
Prof M McCulloch, Dr J Trotter
$702,360

2009 ARC LIEF & John De Laeter Centre of Mass Spectrometry
Advanced Facility for Climate & Environmental Change Research in Australia’s Indian Ocean Region'
Professor Malcolm McCulloch, et al
$1,500,000

2009 WA Premiers Research Fellowship Program, WA Dept of Premier & Cabinet Funds awarded (4 years):
Prof M McCulloch
$1,000,000

2005 CE0561435 - ARC Centre of Excellence (ex JCU Townsville)
Innovation science for sustainable management of coral reef biodiversity
Prof T Hughes, Prof A Baird, Prof D Bellwood , Prof S Connolly, A/Prof S Dove, Prof O Hoegh-Guldberg, Prof M Pratchett, Prof G Jones, Prof M Kingsford, Prof M McCormick, Prof M McCulloch, Prof D Miller, Prof P Munday, Prof J Pandolfi, Prof G Russ, Prof B Willis, Prof D Yellowlees, Prof R Pressey, Dr W Leggat, Dr C Fulton, Prof C Folke, Prof R Karlson, Dr J Lough, Dr M Meekan, Dr S Planes, Prof R Steneck, Prof M van Oppen, Dr L McCook
$21,051,479

Biography

Professor Malcolm McCulloch is an ARC Laureate Fellow undertaking research on the theme ‘Coral Reef Futures: a new paradigm for quantifying the resilience of marine calcifiers to ocean acidification and global change'. He is a member of ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and leader of the UWA node - Program 3: Responding to a changing world. In mid-2009 he was appointed to UWA as a Western Australian Premier’s Fellow. Professor McCulloch received his PhD from the Californian Institute of Technology (Caltech) and previously held an appointment at the Australian National University. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher and has published over 270 scientific papers in leading international journals including 26 in Science and Nature.

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Most frequent journals
  • CORAL REEFS

    ISSNs: 0722-4028, 1432-0975

    Springer-Verlag London Ltd.

    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 1.307 SNIP 0.938

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

    ISSNs: 0016-7037, 1872-9533

    Pergamon

    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 2.677 SNIP 1.637

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Chemical Geology

    ISSNs: 0009-2541, 1872-6836

    Elsevier

    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 1.755 SNIP 1.38

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Earth & Planetary Science Letters

    ISSNs: 0012-821X, 1385-013X

    Pergamon

    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 3.166 SNIP 1.616

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Scientific Reports

    ISSNs: 2045-2322

    Nature Publishing Group - Macmillan Publishers

    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 1.533 SNIP 1.245

    Indexed in DOAJ

    Journal: ERA2018

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