Andréa G. Grottoli

Andréa Grottoli, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences

Andréa G. Grottoli

College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences

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Areas of Expertise

  • Coral Bleaching
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Paleoceanography
  • Climate Change Stress on Coral Reefs
  • Blue Technology


  • BSc McGill University 1992
  • Ph.D. University of Houston 1998
  • Postdoc University of California - Irvine 2000

Awards and Recognition:
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2017)
Fellow, International Coral Reef Society (2016)
Fellow, Ohio State University President and Provost’s Leadership Institute (2015-2016)
Fellow, Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program (2013-2014)
Fulbright Scholar (France) 2020-2021
President of the International Coral Reef Society (2019-2022)
Rachel Carson Lecturer, American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences Section (2021)
Voyager Award (mid-career), American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences Section (2018)
Mid-Career Award, International Coral Reef Society (2016)
Faculty Mentor Award, OSU School of Earth Sciences (2016)
F.W. Clarke Award, Geochemical Society, Young Scientist Award in Geochemistry (2004)
American Society of Mass Spectrometry Research Award (2003)
Best Paper Award in the journal Coral Reefs  (2000)

Biography: Professor Grottoli received her BSc. from McGill University (1992), her PhD from the University of Houston (1998) and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California – Irvine (2000).  She and her team are focused on three areas of research: 1- determining what drives resilience in corals in the face of climate change, 2- developing blue technology for enhancing coral survivorship and restoration success, and 3- reconstructing oceanographic conditions in the past based on coral skeletal isotope and trace metal records. She has published peer-reviewed journal articles in such journals as Nature, Global Change Biology, and Nature Communications, and she has  been featured on National Public Radio and several websites and newspapers. She is currently a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in Earth Sciences in the School of Earth Sciences at the Ohio State University, a Fellow in the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Director of the NSF-funded Coral Bleaching Research Coordination Network.

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