Andréa G. Grottoli

Regular Faculty

Andréa Grottoli and her team are focused on three areas of research: 1- determining what drives resilience in corals in the face of climate change, 2- reconstructing oceanographic conditions in the past based on coral skeletal isotope and trace metal records, and 3- the impact of land-use on the delivery of carbon to small tropical and temperate rivers. Key methods involve experimental manipulations in the field, field collections, and laboratory analyses. Grottoli is the lead investigator on all of her projects with funding from the Division of Oceanography at the National Science Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the OSU Carbon, Water, and Climate Program. She established the Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory (SIBLab) facility in her laboratory in the School of Earth Sciences, which houses a Delta IV stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer coupled to an automated carbonate Kiel III device, a Costech elemental analyzer via a Conflo III interface, and a gas multi-port inlet system. She has won several awards including the F.W. Clarke Award in Geochemistry, the Best Paper Award from the International Society for Reef Studies, has published peer-reviewed journal articles in such journals as Nature and Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, and she and her work have been featured on National Public Radio and several websites and newspapers including The Washington Post.

Areas of Expertise
  • Coral Reefs
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Paleoceanography
  • Ph.D. University of Houston 1998

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