Malcolm McCulloch

Professor, BAppSc MAppSc Curtin, PhD Calif.Tech.

  • The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

  • 5811 Citations
  • 39 h-Index
20052019
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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 5811 Citations
  • 39 h-Index
  • 135 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Literature review
2019
1 Citation (Scopus)

Acclimatization of massive reef-building corals to consecutive heatwaves

DeCarlo, T. M., Harrison, H. B., Gajdzik, L., Alaguarda, D., Rodolfo-Metalpa, R., D'Olivo, J. P., Liu, G., Diana, P. & McCulloch, M. T., 13 Mar 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286, 1898, 20190235.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Coral Reefs
Reefs
Acclimatization
acclimation
corals
2 Citations (Scopus)
Boron
Calcium Carbonate
Carbonates
Laser ablation
Isotopes
1 Citation (Scopus)
acidification
corals
coral
warming
oceans

Biologically controlled Mo isotope fractionation in coral reef systems

Wang, Z., Li, J., Wei, G., Deng, W., Chen, X., Zeng, T., Wang, X., Ma, J., Zhang, L., Tu, X., Wang, Q. & McCulloch, M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 262, p. 128-142 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reefs
Fractionation
Isotopes
coral reef
coral
1 Citation (Scopus)

Boron isotope composition of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa along the Norwegian margin: Zooming into a potential pH-proxy by combining bulk and high-resolution approaches

Jurikova, H., Liebetrau, V., Raddatz, J., Fietzke, J., Trotter, J., Rocholl, A., Krause, S., McCulloch, M., Rüggeberg, A. & Eisenhauer, A., 20 May 2019, In : Chemical Geology. 513, p. 143-152

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
boron isotope
Boron
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
cold water
Isotopes
2 Citations (Scopus)

Coral Li/Mg thermometry: Caveats and constraints

Cuny-Guirriec, K., Douville, E., Reynaud, S., Allemand, D., Bordier, L., Canesi, M., Mazzoli, C., Taviani, M., Canese, S., McCulloch, M., Trotter, J., Rico-Esenaro, S. D., Sanchez-Cabeza, J. A., Ruiz-Fernández, A. C., Carricart-Ganivet, J. P., Scott, P. M., Sadekov, A. & Montagna, P., 30 Sep 2019, In : Chemical Geology. 523, p. 162-178 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coral
Calcium Carbonate
skeleton
calcite
temperature
Open Access
Biomineralization
biomineralization
Acidification
coral
oceans
1 Citation (Scopus)

Diurnal cycles of coral calcifying fluid aragonite saturation state

DeCarlo, T. M., Ross, C. L. & McCulloch, M. T., Mar 2019, In : Marine Biology. 166, 3, 6 p., 28.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elemental systematics of the calcitic skeleton of Corallium rubrum and implications for the Mg/Ca temperature proxy

Chaabane, S., López Correa, M., Ziveri, P., Trotter, J., Kallel, N., Douville, E., McCulloch, M., Taviani, M., Linares, C. & Montagna, P., 5 Oct 2019, In : Chemical Geology. 524, p. 237-258 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

skeleton
shallow water
deep water
Water
coral
3 Citations (Scopus)
1 Citation (Scopus)

First ROV exploration of the Perth Canyon: Canyon setting, faunal observations, and anthropogenic impacts

Trotter, J., Pattiaratchi, C., Montagna, P., Taviani, M., Falter, J., Thresher, R., Hosie, A., Haig, D., Foglini, F., Quan, H. & McCulloch, M., 12 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, 24 p., 173.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Remotely operated vehicles
remotely operated vehicle
canyons
canyon
anthropogenic activities

Flow-driven micro-scale pH variability affects the physiology of corals and coralline algae under ocean acidification

Comeau, S., Cornwall, C. E., Pupier, C. A., DeCarlo, T. M., Alessi, C., Trehern, R. & McCulloch, M. T., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 12829.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anthozoa
Oceans and Seas
Ecosystem
Seawater
Proxy

Investigating marine bio-calcification mechanisms in a changing ocean with in vivo and high-resolution ex vivo Raman spectroscopy

DeCarlo, T. M., Comeau, S., Cornwall, C. E., Gajdzik, L., Guagliardo, P., Sadekov, A., Thillainath, E. C., Trotter, J. & McCulloch, M. T., 28 Jan 2019, In : Global Change Biology. p. 1877-1888

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acidification
calcification
Raman spectroscopy
Mineralogy
ocean

Long-Term Impacts of the 1997–1998 Bleaching Event on the Growth and Resilience of Massive Porites Corals From the Central Red Sea

D'Olivo, J. P., Georgiou, L., Falter, J., DeCarlo, T. M., Irigoien, X., Voolstra, C. R., Roder, C., Trotter, J. & McCulloch, M. T., 1 Jun 2019, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 20, 6, p. 2936-2954 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Red Sea
resilience
Trace Elements
bleaching
Bleaching
2 Citations (Scopus)

Multi-trace-element sea surface temperature coral reconstruction for the southern Mozambique Channel reveals teleconnections with the tropical Atlantic

Zinke, J., D'Olivo, J. P., Gey, C. J., McCulloch, M. T., Bruggemann, J. H., Lough, J. M. & Guillaume, M. M. M., 4 Feb 2019, In : Biogeosciences. 16, 3, p. 695-712 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Resistance to ocean acidification in coral reef taxa is not gained by acclimatization

Comeau, S., Cornwall, C. E., DeCarlo, T. M., Doo, S. S., Carpenter, R. C. & McCulloch, M. T., Jun 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, 6, p. 477-483 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fringing reef
shoreline
supply
reef
climate change

Stress-resistant corals may not acclimatize to ocean warming but maintain heat tolerance under cooler temperatures

Schoepf, V., Carrion, S., Pfeifer, S. M., Naugle, M., Dugal, L., Bruyn, J. & McCulloch, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Communications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat tolerance
reefs
Anthozoa
Reefs
coolers
2018
11 Citations (Scopus)

A simple biomineralization model to explain Li, Mg, and Sr incorporation into aragonitic foraminifera and corals

Marchitto, T. M., Bryan, S. P., Doss, W., McCulloch, M. T. & Montagna, P., 1 Jan 2018, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 481, p. 20-29 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomineralization
aragonite
biomineralization
Calcium Carbonate
foraminifera
6 Citations (Scopus)

A universal multi-trace element calibration for reconstructing sea surface temperatures from long-lived Porites corals: Removing ‘vital-effects’

D'Olivo, J. P., Sinclair, D. J., Rankenburg, K. & McCulloch, M. T., 15 Oct 2018, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 239, p. 109-135 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trace Elements
coral
sea surface temperature
trace element
Calibration

Boron Isotopic Systematics in Scleractinian Corals and the Role of pH Up-regulation: Boron Isotopes: The Fifth Element

McCulloch, M. T., D’Olivo, J. P., Falter, J., Georgiou, L., Holcomb, M., Montagna, P. & Trotter, J. A., 2018, Boron Isotopes: The Fifth Element. Marschall, H. & Foster, G. (eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, p. 145-162 18 p. (Advances in Isotope Geochemistry).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

boron isotope
boron
coral
seawater
fluid
23 Citations (Scopus)
82 Downloads (Pure)

Coral resistance to ocean acidification linked to increased calcium at the site of calcification

DeCarlo, T. M., Comeau, S., Cornwall, C. E. & McCulloch, M. T., 16 May 2018, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 285, 1878, 7 p., 20180564.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
1 Citation (Scopus)

Impacts of coral bleaching on pH and oxygen gradients across the coral concentration boundary layer: a microsensor study

Schoepf, V., Cornwall, C. E., Pfeifer, S. M., Carrion, S. A., Alessi, C., Comeau, S. & McCulloch, M. T., 9 Aug 2018, In : Coral Reefs.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coral bleaching
corals
coral
boundary layer
oxygen
12 Citations (Scopus)
79 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
12 Citations (Scopus)
53 Downloads (Pure)
File
algae
Physiologic Calcification
Anthozoa
coralline alga
Acidification
6 Citations (Scopus)

Reviews and syntheses: Revisiting the boron systematics of aragonite and their application to coral calcification

DeCarlo, T. M., Holcomb, M. & McCulloch, M. T., 9 May 2018, In : Biogeosciences. 15, 9, p. 2819-2834 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
16 Citations (Scopus)

Similar controls on calcification under ocean acidification across unrelated coral reef taxa

Comeau, S., Cornwall, C. E., DeCarlo, T. M., Krieger, E. & McCulloch, M. T., Oct 2018, In : Global Change Biology. 24, 10, p. 4857-4868

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reefs
Acidification
calcification
Seawater
coral reef
245 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial and temporal patterns of mass bleaching of corals in the Anthropocene

Hughes, T. P., Anderson, K. D., Connolly, S. R., Heron, S. F., Kerry, J. T., Lough, J. M., Baird, A. H., Baum, J. K., Berumen, M. L., Bridge, T. C., Claar, D. C., Eakin, C. M., Gilmour, J. P., Graham, N. A. J., Harrison, H., Hobbs, J. P. A., Hoey, A. S., Hoogenboom, M., Lowe, R. J., McCulloch, M. T. & 5 othersPandolfi, J. M., Pratchett, M., Schoepf, V., Torda, G. & Wilson, S. K., 5 Jan 2018, In : Science. 359, 6371, p. 80-83 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anthozoa
Global Warming
Oceans and Seas
Temperature
8 Citations (Scopus)

The application of compound-specific sulfur isotopes to the oil–source rock correlation of Kurdistan petroleum

Greenwood, P. F., Mohammed, L., Grice, K., McCulloch, M. T. & Schwark, L., 2018, In : Organic Geochemistry. 117, p. 22-30

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sulfur Isotopes
sulfur isotope
Petroleum
Rocks
petroleum
2017
9 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Anthozoa
Carbonates
Seawater
Up-Regulation
Western Australia
5 Citations (Scopus)

Conodont apatite δ88/86Sr and δ44/40Ca compositions and implications for the evolution of Palaeozoic to early Mesozoic seawater

Le Houedec, S., McCulloch, M., Trotter, J. & Rankenburg, K., 20 Mar 2017, In : Chemical Geology. 453, p. 55-65 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Apatites
conodont
Seawater
apatite
Paleozoic
35 Citations (Scopus)

Coral calcification in a changing World and the interactive dynamics of pH and DIC upregulation

McCulloch, M. T., D'Olivo, J. P., Falter, J., Holcomb, M. & Trotter, J. A., 30 May 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 15686.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
calcification
Anthozoa
Seawater
Up-Regulation
Carbon
17 Citations (Scopus)

Coral calcification mechanisms facilitate adaptive responses to ocean acidification

Schoepf, V., Jury, C. P., Toonen, R. J. & McCulloch, M. T., 6 Dec 2017, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: series B. 284, 1868, 9 p., 20172117.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Coral calcifying fluid aragonite saturation states derived from Raman spectroscopy

DeCarlo, T. M., D'Olivo, J. P., Foster, T., Holcomb, M., Becker, T. & McCulloch, M. T., 24 Nov 2017, In : Biogeosciences. 14, 22, p. 5253-5269 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Raman spectroscopy
aragonite
corals
coral
saturation
21 Citations (Scopus)

Coralline algae elevate pH at the site of calcification under ocean acidification

Cornwall, C. E., Comeau, S. & Mcculloch, M. T., Oct 2017, In : Global Change Biology. 23, 10, p. 4245-4256

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coralline alga
Acidification
calcification
Algae
Fluids
17 Citations (Scopus)

Decoupling between the response of coral calcifying fluid pH and calcification to ocean acidification

Comeau, S., Cornwall, C. E. & McCulloch, M. T., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 7573.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anthozoa
Oceans and Seas
Seawater
Dacarbazine
Carbonates
7 Citations (Scopus)
615 Citations (Scopus)

Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals

Hughes, T. P., Kerry, J. T., Álvarez-Noriega, M., Álvarez-Romero, J. G., Anderson, K. D., Baird, A. H., Babcock, R. C., Beger, M., Bellwood, D. R., Berkelmans, R., Bridge, T. C., Butler, I. R., Byrne, M., Cantin, N. E., Comeau, S., Connolly, S. R., Cumming, G. S., Dalton, S. J., Diaz-Pulido, G., Eakin, C. M. & 26 othersFigueira, W. F., Gilmour, J. P., Harrison, H. B., Heron, S. F., Hoey, A. S., Hobbs, J. P. A., Hoogenboom, M. O., Kennedy, E. V., Kuo, C. Y., Lough, J. M., Lowe, R. J., Liu, G., McCulloch, M. T., Malcolm, H. A., McWilliam, M. J., Pandolfi, J. M., Pears, R. J., Pratchett, M. S., Schoepf, V., Simpson, T., Skirving, W. J., Sommer, B., Torda, G., Wachenfeld, D. R., Willis, B. L. & Wilson, S. K., 15 Mar 2017, In : Nature. 543, 7645, p. 373-377 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Global Warming
Anthozoa
Global warming
Bleaching
Reefs
26 Citations (Scopus)

Marine heatwave causes unprecedented regional mass bleaching of thermally resistant corals in northwestern Australia

Le Nohaïc, M., Ross, C. L., Cornwall, C. E., Comeau, S., Lowe, R., McCulloch, M. T. & Schoepf, V., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 14999.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anthozoa
Western Australia
Heating
Hot Temperature
Coral Reefs
21 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Anthozoa
Seawater
Calcium Carbonate
Proxy
Carbon
2 Citations (Scopus)

Uranium uptake history, open-system behaviour and uranium-series ages of fossil Tridacna gigas from Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea

Ayling, B. F., Eggins, S., McCulloch, M. T., Chappell, J., Grün, R. & Mortimer, G., 15 Sep 2017, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 213, p. 475-501 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uranium
Open systems
uranium
History
marine isotope stage
3 Citations (Scopus)

δ34S character of organosulfur compounds in kerogen and bitumen fractions of sedimentary rocks

Grotheer, H., Greenwood, P. F., McCulloch, M. T., Böttcher, M. E. & Grice, K., 1 Aug 2017, In : Organic Geochemistry. 110, p. 60-64 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

asphalt
Kerogen
Sedimentary rocks
bitumen
kerogen
2016
6 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of coral δ44/40Ca as a paleoclimate proxy in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia

Chen, X., Deng, W., Zhu, H., Zhang, Z., Wei, G. & McCulloch, M. T., 1 Oct 2016, In : Chemical Geology. 435, p. 71-78 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reefs
barrier reef
Seawater
paleoclimate
coral
5 Citations (Scopus)
209 Downloads (Pure)

Environmental constraints on Holocene cold-water coral reef growth off Norway: Insights from a multiproxy approach

Raddatz, J., Liebetrau, V., Trotter, J., Rüggeberg, A., Flögel, S., Dullo, W. C., Eisenhauer, A., Voigt, S. & McCulloch, M., 1 Oct 2016, In : Paleoceanography. 31, 10, p. 1350-1367 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
environmental constraint
cold water
coral reef
Holocene
meltwater
33 Citations (Scopus)
123 Downloads (Pure)

Factors affecting B/Ca ratios in synthetic aragonite

Holcomb, M., DeCarlo, T. M., Gaetani, G. A. & McCulloch, M., 25 Oct 2016, In : Chemical Geology. 437, p. 67-76 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Calcium Carbonate
aragonite
Carbonates
Seawater
seawater
18 Citations (Scopus)

Ocean acidification causes structural deformities in juvenile coral skeletons

Foster, T., Falter, J. L., McCulloch, M. T. & Clode, P. L., 2016, In : Science Advances. 2, 2, e1501130.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anthozoa
Partial Pressure
Skeleton
Oceans and Seas
Coral Reefs
2015
56 Citations (Scopus)

Biological mechanisms supporting adaptation to ocean acidification in coastal ecosystems

Hendriks, I. E., Duarte., C., Olsen, Y., Steckbauer, A., Ramajo, L., Moore, T. S., Trotter, J. & Mcculloch, M., 5 Jan 2015, In : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 152, p. A1-A8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecosystems
calcification
organisms
patchiness
homeostasis
24 Citations (Scopus)

Cleaning and pre-treatment procedures for biogenic and synthetic calcium carbonate powders for determination of elemental and boron isotopic compositions

Holcomb, M., Decarlo, T. M., Schoepf, V., Dissard, D., Tanaka, K. & Mcculloch, M., 26 Mar 2015, In : Chemical Geology. 398, p. 11-21 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Boron
Calcium Carbonate
boron
calcium carbonate
Powders
21 Citations (Scopus)
121 Downloads (Pure)

Coral record of southeast Indian Ocean marine heatwaves with intensified Western Pacific temperature gradient

Zinke, J., Hoell, A., Lough, J. M., Feng, M., Kuret, A., Clarke, H., Ricca, V., Rankenburg, K. & Mcculloch, M., 23 Oct 2015, In : Nature Communications. 6, p. 1-9 9 p., 8562 (2015).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Indian Ocean
Anthozoa
sea surface temperature
Oceans and Seas
Thermal gradients
16 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
coral record
Great Barrier Reef
barrier reef
corals
reefs