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Associate Professor
102B Marine Sciences Bldg
Office Phone:  (706) 542-7880
102 Marine Sciences
Lab Phone: 
(706) 542-2037

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Ph.D. 2007, Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

B.S. 2001, Chemistry, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Research Emphasis: 

My research focuses on the biology and physiology of photosynthetic marine organisms - primarily marine phytoplankton and corals. Currently my lab focuses on the acquisition and processing of inorganic carbon for photosynthesis and calcification in phytoplankton and corals. These processes are closely connected with the response of organisms to rising CO2 in seawater (ocean acidification) that is occuring as a result of release of CO2 into the atmosphere. We study the basic physiology of inorganic carbon acquisition, developing new methods to do so, and also the ways in which the environment alters these physiologial processes (ecophysiology). 

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Brian Hopkinson's Selected Publications

Hopkinson B.M, Dupont C.L, Allen A.E, Morel F.MM.  2011.  Efficiency of the CO2-concentrating mechanism of diatoms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(10):3830-3837.
Shi D., Xu Y., Hopkinson B.M, Morel F.MM.  2010.  Effect of Ocean Acidification on Iron Availability to Marine Phytoplankton. Science. 327(5966):676-679.