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Scott C. Doney

Scott C. Doney

Senior Scientist

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Senior Scientist

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3776

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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 25

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.A. University of California, San Diego, 1986, Chemistry
Ph.D. MIT/WHOI Joint Program, 1991, Chemical Oceanography

Research Interests

• Marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics
• Ocean acidification
• Global carbon cycle
• Climate change
• Data analysis and numerical modeling

Research Statement

My science interests span oceanography, climate and biogeochemistry. Much of my research involves how the global carbon cycle and ocean ecology respond to natural and human-driven climate change, which may act to either damp or accelerate climate trends. A current focus is on ocean acidification due to the invasion into the ocean of carbon dioxide and other chemicals from fossil fuel burning.

I also have a book based on hands-on modeling course we teach in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program:
Glover, D.M., W.J. Jenkins, and S.C. Doney, 2011: Modeling Methods for Marine Science, Cambridge University Press book website (ISBN-13: 9780521867832)

Publications and Citations


Weblink to papers, citations and h-index on ISI ResearcherID (F-9247-2010)
As of Jan. 15th, 2016: 281 peer reviewed papers
ISI Web of Science total citations 10,620 with h-index of 67
Google Scholar total citations 31,827 with h-index of 81


• Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Scientific Steering Committee
• Sea Education Association (SEA) Overseer


• A.G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in Marine Science
• American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
• W. Van Alan Clark Sr. Chair, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
• Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Fellow
• James B. Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union
• American Geophysical Union Fellow
• National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
• Urey Award, Dept. of Chemistry, University of California at San Diego