Malcolm McCulloch

Professor, BAppSc MAppSc Curtin, PhD Calif.Tech.

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

  • 4917 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
20052019
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Research Output 2005 2018

  • 4917 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
  • 118 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Literature review
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2018
3 Citations

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
1 Citations

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
9 Citations

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

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
5 Citations
Open Access
File
4 Citations
File
algae
Physiologic Calcification
Anthozoa
coralline alga
Acidification
3 Citations

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
6 Citations

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
fringing reef
shoreline
supply
reef
climate change
112 Citations

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

El Nino-Southern Oscillation
Anthozoa
Global Warming
Oceans and Seas
Temperature
4 Citations

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
source rock
Oils
2017
6 Citations
Open Access
Anthozoa
Carbonates
Seawater
Up-Regulation
Western Australia
2 Citations

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
22 Citations

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
9 Citations

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

13 Citations

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
13 Citations

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
12 Citations

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
412 Citations

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
9 Citations

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
El Nino-Southern Oscillation
Anthozoa
Western Australia
Heating
Hot Temperature
13 Citations
Open Access
Anthozoa
Seawater
Calcium Carbonate
Proxy
Carbon

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
2 Citations

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
4 Citations

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
1 Citations

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
24 Citations

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
15 Citations

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
48 Citations

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
17 Citations

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
17 Citations

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
12 Citations
Open Access
coral record
Great Barrier Reef
barrier reef
corals
reefs
5 Citations

Crustose coralline algal growth, calcification and mortality following a marine heatwave in Western Australia

Short, J., Foster, T., Falter, J., Kendrick, G. & Mcculloch, M., 1 Sep 2015, In : Continental Shelf Research. 106, p. 38-44

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

calcification
algae
Western Australia
mortality
coralline alga
12 Citations

Effect of ocean warming and acidification on the early life stages of subtropical Acropora spicifera

Foster, T., Gilmour, J., Chua, C. M., Falter, J. & Mcculloch, M., Dec 2015, In : Coral Reefs. 34, 4, p. 1217-1226 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acropora
acidification
calcification
warming
oceans
5 Citations

ENSO variability during MIS 11 (424-374 ka) from Tridacna gigas at Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea

Ayling, B. F., Chappell, J., Gagan, M. K. & Mcculloch, M., 1 Dec 2015, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 431, p. 236-246 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papua New Guinea
Southern Oscillation
el Nino
marine isotope stage
peninsulas
35 Citations

Limits to the thermal tolerance of corals adapted to a highly fluctuating, naturally extreme temperature environment

Schoepf, V., Stat, M., Falter, J. & Mcculloch, M., 2 Dec 2015, In : Scientific Reports. 5, p. 1-14 14 p., 17639 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Anthozoa
Temperature
Extreme Heat
Hot Temperature
Thermotolerance
13 Citations

Perennial growth of hermatypic corals at Rottnest Island, Western Australia (32°S)

Ross, C., Falter, J., Schoepf, V. & McCulloch, M., 24 Feb 2015, In : PEERJ. 3, p. e781

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anthozoa
Western Australia
Islands
corals
calcification
27 Citations

pH homeostasis during coral calcification in a free ocean CO2 enrichment (FOCE) experiment, Heron Island reef flat, Great Barrier Reef

Georgiou, L., Falter, J., Trotter, J., Kline, D. I., Holcomb, M., Dove, S. G., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. & Mcculloch, M., 27 Oct 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 43, p. 13219-13224 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
calcification
homeostasis
barrier reef
coral
reef
12 Citations

Resilience of coral calcification to extreme temperature variations in the Kimberley region, northwest Australia

Dandan, S., Falter, J., Lowe, R. & Mcculloch, M., Dec 2015, In : Coral Reefs. 34, 4, p. 1151-1163 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
calcification
corals
coral
reefs
Acropora
17 Citations

Response of Acropora digitifera to ocean acidification: constraints from δ11B, Sr, Mg, and Ba compositions of aragonitic skeletons cultured under variable seawater pH

Tanaka, K., Holcomb, M., Takahashi, A., Kurihara, H., Asami, R., Shinjo, R., Sowa, K., Rankenburg, K., Watanabe, T. & Mcculloch, M., Dec 2015, In : Coral Reefs. 34, 4, p. 1139-1149 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acropora
skeleton
seawater
calcification
fluid

We are finally learning the Perth Canyon’s deep-sea secrets

Pattiaratchi, C. & McCulloch, M., 10 Mar 2015, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
2014
11 Citations

Assessing the drivers of spatial variation in thermal forcing across a nearshore reef system and implications for coral bleaching

Falter, J., Zhang, Z., Lowe, R., Mcgregor, F., Keesing, J. K. & Mcculloch, M., Jul 2014, In : Limnology and Oceanography. 59, 4, p. 1241-1255

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
coral bleaching
spatial variation
reefs
reef
heat
58 Citations

Coral calcifying fluid pH dictates response to ocean acidification

Holcomb, M., Venn, A. A., Tambutté, E., Tambutté, S., Allemand, D., Trotter, J. & Mcculloch, M., 6 Jun 2014, In : Scientific Reports. 4, 4 p., 5207.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anthozoa
Oceans and Seas
Carbon Monoxide
Growth
Coral Reefs
42 Citations

Corals record long-term Leeuwin current variability including Ningaloo Niño/Niña since 1795

Zinke, J., Rountrey, A., Feng, M., Xie, S-P., Dissard, D., Rankenburg, K., Lough, J. M. & Mcculloch, M., Apr 2014, In : Nature Communications. 5, 9 p., 3607.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Anthozoa
sea surface temperature
Oceans and Seas
Sea level
sea level
9 Citations

Evaluation of annual resolution coral geochemical records as climate proxies in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia

Deng, W., Wei, G., Mcculloch, M., Xie, L., Liu, Y. & Zeng, T., Dec 2014, In : Coral Reefs. 33, 4, p. 965-977

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Great Barrier Reef
barrier reef
corals
coral
climate
16 Citations
algae
coralline alga
filamentous alga
lawns and turf
calcification
37 Citations

Li/Mg systematics in scleractinian corals: Calibration of the thermometer

Montagna, P., Mcculloch, M., Douville, E., López Correa, M., Trotter, J., Rodolfo-Metalpa, R., Dissard, D., Ferrier-Pagès, C., Frank, N., Freiwald, A., Goldstein, S. L., Mazzoli, C., Reynaud, S., Rüggeberg, A., Russo, S. & Taviani, M., 2014, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 132, p. 288-310

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Thermometers
coral
Calibration
calibration
temperature
23 Citations

Rapid, high-precision measurements of boron isotopic compositions in marine carbonates

Mcculloch, M., Holcomb, M., Rankenburg, K. & Trotter, J., 30 Dec 2014, In : Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 28, 24, p. 2704-2712

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Boron
Carbonates
Chemical analysis
Anions
Mass spectrometry
19 Citations

Reduced calcification in Western Australian corals during anomalously high summer water temperatures

Foster, T., Short, J., Falter, J., Ross, C. & Mcculloch, M., Dec 2014, In : Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 461, p. 133-143

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

calcification
corals
coral
water temperature
summer
9 Citations

Short-term coral bleaching is not recorded by skeletal boron isotopes

Schoepf, V., Mcculloch, M., Warner, M. E., Levas, S. J., Matsui, Y., Aschaffenburg, M. D. & Grottoli, A. G., 14 Nov 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 11, p. 1-13 13 p., e112011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anthozoa
Boron
Bleaching
boron
Isotopes