Chris Langdon

Chris Langdon

Professor and Chair Department of Marine Biology and Ecology

University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149


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Understanding the capacity and limitations of coral at all stages of their life history to acclimatize and adapt to their physical and chemical environment.

Ekstrom, J. A., L. Suatoni, S. R. Cooley, G. Waldbusser, J. E. Cinner, J. Ritter, R. Van Hooidonk, C. Langdon, M. Beck, L. M. Brander, D. Rittschof, P. Edwards and K. Wellman (2015). "Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification." Nature Climate Change 5: 207-214.

Ezzat, L., E. Towle, J.-O. Irisson, C. Langdon and C. Ferrier-Pagès (2015). "The relationship between heterotrophic feeding and inorganic nutrient availability in the scleractinian coral T. reniformis under a short-term temperature increase." Limnology and Oceanograph. doi:10.1002/lno.10200.

Towle, E., I. Enochs and C. Langdon (2015). "Threatened Caribbean Coral Is Able to Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Ocean Acidification on Calcification by Increasing Feeding Rate." PLoS ONE 10(4): e0123394.

Towle, E. K., R. Carlton, C. Langdon and D. P. Manzello (2015). "In-situ measurement of metabolic status in three coral species from the Florida Reef Tract." Regional Studies in Marine Science. doi:/10.1016/j.rsma.2015.09.007.

Talley, L. D., R. Feely, B. M. Sloyan, R. Wanninkhof, M. Baringer, J. L. Bullister, C. A. Carlson, S. C. Doney, R. A. Fine, E. Firing, N. Gruber, D. A. Hansell, M. Ishii, G. C. Johnson, K. Katsumata, R. M. Key, M. Kramp, C. Langdon, A. M. MacDonald, J. T. Mathis, E. L. McDonagh, S. Mecking, F. J. Millero, C. W. Mordy, T. Nakano, C. L. Sabine, W. M. Smethie, J. H. Swift, T. Tanhau, A. M. Thurnherr, M. J. Warner and J.-Z. Zhang (2015). "Changes in Ocean Heat, Carbon Content, and Ventilation: A Review of the First Decade of GO-SHIP Global Repeat Hydrography." Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-052915- 100829.

Wanninkhof, R., L. Barbero, R. Byrne, W.-J. Cai, W.-J. Huang, J.-Z. Zhang, M. Baringer and C. Langdon (2015). "Ocean acidification along the Gulf Coast and East Coast of the USA." Continental Shelf Research 98: 54-71.

Ekstrom, J. A., L. Suatoni, S. R. Cooley, G. Waldbusser, J. E. Cinner, J. Ritter, R. Van Hooidonk, C. Langdon, L. M. Brander, D. Rittschof, P. Edwards and K. Wellman. (2015). "Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification." Nature Climate Change 5:207-214.

Albright R, Mason B, Langdon C (2008) Effect of aragonite saturation state on the settlement and post-settlement growth of Porites astreoides larvae. Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-008-0392-5

Manzello D, Kleypas J, Budd DA, Eakin CM, Glynn PW, Langdon C (2008) Poorly cemented coral reefs of the eastern tropical Pacific: possible insights into reef development in a high-CO2 world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 105(30), doi:10.1073/pnas.0712167105

Mecking S, Langdon C, Feely RA, Sabine CL, Deutsch CA, Min D-H (2008) Climate variability in the North Pacific thermocline diagnosed from oxygen measurements: an update based on the U.S. CLIVAR/CO2 Repeat Hydrography Cruises. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22: doi:10.1029/2007GB003101.

Sabine CL, Feely RA, Dickson AG, Langdon C, Mecking S, Greeley D (2008) Decadal changes in Pacific carbon. J Geophys Res 113:doi:10.1029/2007JC004577

Fabry V, Langdon C, Balch WM, Dickson AG, Feely RA, Hales B, Hutchins DA, Kleypas JA, Sabine CL (2008) Ocean acidification's effects on marine ecosystems and biogeochemistry. EOS Trans 89:143-144

Kleypas, J. and C. Langdon. Coral Reefs and Changing Seawater Chemistry in
Jonathan T. Phinney, William Skirving, Joanie Kleypas, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Al Strong, Editors, AGU Monograph Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Science and Management, Coastal and Estuarine Studies 61, 2007, 73-110.

Caldeira, K., D. Archer, J. P. Barry, R. Bellerby, P. G. Brewer, L. Cao, A. G. Dickson, S. C. Doney, H. Elderfield, V. J. Fabry, R. Feeley, J.-P. Gattuso, P. M. Haugan, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, A. K. Jain, J. Kleypas, C. Langdon, J. C. Orr, A. J. Ridgwell, C. L. Sabine, B. A. Seibel, Y. Shirayama, C. Turley, A. J. Watson, and R. E. Zeebe. 2007. Comment on "Modern-age buildup of CO2 and its effects on seawater acidity and salinty". Geophysical Research Letters 34, L18608, doi:10.1029.2006GL027288.

Tribollet A, Langdon C, Atkinson MJ. Effects of elevated pCO2 on epilithic and endolithic metabolism of reef carbonates. Global Change Biol. 2006, 12:1-9.

Tribollet, A., C. Langdon, S. Golubic, and M.J. Atkinson, Endolithic microflora are major primary producers in dead carbonate substrates of Hawaiian coral reefs, J. Phycology 42, 2006, 292-303

Langdon C, Atkinson M.J. Effect of elevated pCO2 on photosynthesis and calcification of corals and interactions with seasonal change in temperature/irradiance and nutrient enrichment. J. Geophysical Res. 110, 2005, C09S07, doi:10.1029/2004JC002576

Kleypas, J., R.W. Buddemeier, C.M. Eakin, J.-P. Gattuso, J. Guinotte, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, R. Iglesias-Prieto, P.L. Jokiel, C. Langdon, W. Skirving, and A.E. Strong, Comment on "Coral reef calcification and climate change: The effect of ocean warming", Geophysical Research Letters, 32, 2005, L08601, doi:10.1029/2004GL0222329, 2005.

Osmond, B., G. Ananyev, J. Berry, C. Langdon, Z. Kolber, G. Lin, R. Monson, C. Nichol, U. Rascher, U. Schurr, S. Smith, and D. Yakir, Changing the way we think about global change research: scaling up in experimental ecosystem science, Global Change Biol, 10 (4), 2004, 393-407.

Sambrotto, R.N., A. Matsuda, R. Vaillancourt, M. Brown, C. Langdon, S.S. Jacobs, and C. Measures, Summer plankton production and nutrient consumption patterns in the Mertz Glacier Region of East Antarctica, Deep-Sea Res., 50, 2003, 1393-1414.

Langdon, C., W. Broecker, D. Hammond, E. Glenn, K. Fitzsimmons, S.G. Nelson, T.-H. Peng, I. Hajdas, and G. Bonani, Effect of elevated CO2 on the community metabolism of an experimental coral reef, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 17 (1), 2003, 11-1 to 11-14.

Langdon, C., Review of experimental evidence for effects of CO2 on calcification of reef-builders, in Proceedings 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, 2002, pp. 1091-1098, Ministry of Environment Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Bali, Indonesia.

Marubini, F., H. Barnett, C. Langdon, and M.J. Atkinson, Dependence of calcification on light and carbonate ion concentration for the hermatypic coral Porites compressa, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 220, 2001, 153-162.

Falter, J., M.J. Atkinson, and C. Langdon, Production-respiration relationships at different timescales within the Biosphere 2 reef biome, Limnol. Oceanogr., 46, 2001, 1653-1660.

Broecker, W., C. Langdon, T. Takahashi, and T.-S. Peng, Factors controlling the rate of CaCO3 precipitation on Grand Bahama Bank, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 15, 2001, 589-596.

Langdon, C., T. Takahashi, C. Sweeney, D. Chipman, J. Goddard, F. Marubini, H. Aceves, H. Barnett, and M.J. Atkinson, Effect of calcium carbonate saturation state on the calcification rate of an experimental coral reef, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 14, 2000, 639-654.

Kleypas, J.A., R.R. Buddemeier, D. Archer, J.P. Gattuso, C. Langdon, and B.N. Opdyke, Geochemical consequences of increased atmospheric CO2 on corals and coral reefs, Science, 284, 1999, 118-120.

Atkinson, M.J., H. West, H. Anderson, C. Langdon, S. Carpenter, T. McConnaughey, E. Hochberg, M. Smith, and B. Marino, The coral reef biome at Biosphere 2, Ecological Engineering, 13, 1999, 147-171.

Kinkade C, Marra J, Dickey TD, Langdon C, Sigurdson DE, Weller R (1999) Diel bio-optical variability observed from moored sensors in the Arabian Sea. Deep-Sea Res. 46: 1999, 1813-1831

Dickey, T., J. Marra, D. Sirgurdson, R. Weller, C. Kinkade, S. Zedler, J. Wiggert, and C. Langdon, Seasonal variability of bio-optical and physical properties in the Arabian Sea: October 1994-October 1995, Deep-Sea Res., 45, 1998, 2001-2025.

Anderson, O.R., C. Langdon, and T. Danelian, Fine structure of a large dinoflagellate symbiont associated with a colonial radiolarian (Collozoum sp.) in the Banda Sea, Symbiosis, 24, 1998, 259-270.

Anderson OR, Danelian T, Langdon C. Cytoplasmic and shell fine structure of Tetrapetalon elegans (Polycystinea) and comparisons to Hexacontium spp. with implications for phylogeny and taxonomy of the Spumellarida. Marine Micropaleontology 33: 1998, 299-307

Kinkade, C., J. Marra, C. Langdon, C. Knudson, and A.G. Ilahude, Phytoplankton stocks and production as indicators of upwelling and vertical mixing in the Indonesian Seas, Deep -Sea Res., 44, 1997, 581-592.

Anderson, O.R., and C. Langdon, Respiratory rate and resistance to heat stress in Physarum polycephalum during transformation from sclerotium to plasmodium., Archiv fur Protistenkunde, 147, 1996, 93-99.

Stramska, M., T. Dickey, A. Plueddemann, R. Weller, C. Langdon, and J. Marra, Bio-optical variability associated with phytoplankton dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean during spring and summer of 1991, J. Geophys. Res., 100 (C4), 1995, 6621-6632.

Marra, J., C. Langdon, and C. Knudson, Primary production, water column changes, and the demise of a Phaeocystis bloom at the Marine light-Mixed Layers site (59°N, 21°W) in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 100 (C4), 1995, 6633-6643.

Langdon, C., J. Marra, and C. Knudson, Measurements of net and gross O2 production, dark O2 respiration, and 14C assimilation at the Marine Light-Mixed Layers site (59°N, 21°W) in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 100 (C4), 1995, 6645-6653.

Sambrotto, R.N., and C. Langdon, Water column dynamics of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), nitrogen and O2 on Georges Bank during April, 1990, Cont. Shelf Res., 14, 1994, 765-789.

Wanninkhof, R., Asher, B., Schlosser, P., Chen, H., Langdon, C. and Sambrotto, R., Gas transfer experiment on Georges Bank using the two volatile deliberate tracers, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 1993, 20237-20248.

Sambrotto, R., G. Savidge, C. Robison, P.W. Boyd, T. Takahashi, D.M. Karl, C. Langdon, D. Chipman, J. Marra, and L. Codispoti, Elevated consumption of carbon relative to nitrogen in the surface ocean, Nature, 363, 1993, 248-250.

Robertson, J.E., A.J. Watson, C. Langdon, R.D. Ling, and J.W. Wood, Diurnal variation in surface pCO2 and O2 at 60°N, 20°W in the North Atlantic, Deep-Sea Res., 40, 1993, 409-422.

Langdon, C., The significance of respiration in production measurements based on oxygen, ICES mar. Sci. Symp., 197, 1993, 69-78.

Dickey, T., T. Granata, J. Marra, C. Langdon, J. Wiggert, Z. Chai, M. Hamilton, J. Vazquea, M. Stramska, R. Bidigare, and D. Siegel, Seasonal variability of bio-optical and physical properties in the Sargasso Sea., J. Geophys. Res., 98, 1993, 865-898.

Marra, J., Dickey, T., Chamberlin, W.S., Ho, C., Granata, T., Kiefer, D.A., Langdon, C., Smith, R., Baker, K., Bidigare, R. and Hamilton, M., Estimation of seasonal primary production from moored optical sensors in the Sargasso Sea, J. Geophys. Res. 97, 1992, 7399-7412.

Langdon C, Sambrotto RN, Bitte I (1992) In situ sampler-incubator for simultaneous biological rate measurements via tracers and net chemical change. Limnol. Oceanogr. 37: 1992, 1823-1830

Dickey, T., J. Marra, T. Granata, C. Langdon, M. Hamilton, J. Wiggert, D. Siegel, and A. Bratkovich, Concurrent high resolution bio-optical and physical time series observations in the Sargasso Sea during the spring of 1987, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 1991, 8643-8663.

Hamilton, M., T.C. Granata, T.D. Dickey, J.D. Wiggert, D.A. Siegel, J. Marra, and C. Langdon, Diel variations of bio-optical properties in the Sargasso Sea, Ocean Optics, 10, 1990, 214-224.

Dickey, T., T. Granata, M. Hamilton, J. Wiggert, J. Marra, C. Langdon, and D.A. Siegel, Time series observations of bio-optical properties in the upper layer of the Sargasso Sea, Ocean Optics, 10, 1990, 202-213.

Grande, K.D., J. Marra, C. Langdon, K.R. Heinemann, and M.L. Bender, Rates of respiration in the light measured in marine phytoplankton using an 18O isotope-labelling technique, J. Exp. Mar. Ecol. Biol., 129, 1989, 95-120.

Langdon, C., On the causes of interspecific differences in the growth-irradiance relationship for phytoplankton. II. A general review., J. Plank. Res. 10, 1988, 1291-1312..

Langdon, C., On the causes of interspecific differences in the growth-irradiance relationship for phytoplankton. Part I. A comparative study of the the growth-irradiance relationship of three marine phytoplankton species: Skeletonema costatum, Olisthodiscus luteus and Gonyaulax tamarensis, J. Plank. Res., 9, 1987, 459-482.

Hitchcock, G., C. Langdon, and T.J. Smayda, Short-term changes in the biology of gulf Stream warm-core ring: Phytoplankton biomass and productivity, Limnol. Oceanogr., 32, 1987, 912-928.

Bender, M., K. Grande, K. Johnson, J. Marra, P.J.L. Williams, J. Sieburth, M. Pilson, C. Langdon, G. Hitchcock, J. Orchardo, C. Hunt, P. Donaghay, and K. Heinemann, A comparison of four methods for determining planktonic community production, Limnol. Oceanogr., 32 (5), 1987, 1085-1098.

Bishop, J.K.B., M. Conte, P.H. Wiebe, M.R. Roman, and C. Langdon, Particulate matter production and consumption in deep mixing layers: Observations in a Warm Core ring, Deep-Sea Res., 33, 1986, 1813-1841.

Nelson, D.M., H.W. Ducklow, G. Hitchcock, M.A. Brzezinski, T.J. Cowles, C. Garside, R.W.J. Gould, T.M. Joyce, C. Langdon, J.J. McCarthy, and C.S. Yentsch, Distribution and composition of biogenic particulate matter in a Gulf Stream Warm Core ring, Deep-Sea Res., 32, 1985, 1347-1369.

Hitchcock, G., C. Langdon, and T.J. Smayda, Seasonal variations in the phytoplankton biomass and productivity of a Warm Core Gulf Stream Ring, Deep-Sea Res., 32, 1985, 1287-1300.

Verity, P.G., and C. Langdon, Relationships between lorica volume, carbon, nitrogen and ATP content in tinntinnids in Narragansett Bay, J. Plankton Res., 6, 1984, 859-868.

Langdon, C., Dissolved oxygen monitoring system using a pulsed electrode: design, performance and evaluation, Deep-Sea Res., 31, 1984, 1357-1367.

Albright, R., C. Bland, P. Gillette, J. E. Serafy, C. Langdon and T. R. Capo (2012). "Juvenile growth of the tropical sea urchin< i> Lytechinus variegatus</i> exposed to near-future ocean acidification scenarios." Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 426: 12-17.

Albright, R. and C. Langdon (2011). "Ocean acidification impacts multiple early life history processes of the Caribbean coral Porites astreoides." Global Change Biol.

Albright, R., C. Langdon and K. Anthony (2013). "Dynamics of seawater carbonate chemistry, production, and calcification of a coral reef flat, central Great Barrier Reef." Biogeosciences 10(10).

Albright, R., B. Mason, M. Miller and C. Langdon (2010) Ocean acidification compromises recruitment success of the threatened Caribbean coral Acropora palmata. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 107,  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1007273107

Bielmyer, G. K., M. Grosell, R. Bhagooli, A. C. Baker, C. Langdon, P. Gillette and T. R. Capo (2010). "Differential effects of copper on three species of scleractinian corals and their algal symbionts (Symbiodinium spp.)." Aquatic Toxicology 97: 125-133.

Craft, J. D., R. Ritson-Williams, C. Langdon and V. Paul (2012). Impacts of ocean acidification on growth, calcification, and terpene concentrations in the green alga Halimeda opuntia. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC JOURNALS DEPT, 2001 EVANS RD, CARY, NC 27513 USA.

Fabricius, K. E., C. Langdon, S. Uthicke, C. Humphrey, S. Noonan, G. De'ath, R. Okazaki, N. Muehllehner, M. Glas and J. M. Lough (2011). "Losers and winners in coral reefs acclimatized to elevated carbon dioxide concentrations." Nature Climate Change.

Fassbender, A. J., C. L. Sabine, R. A. Feely, C. Langdon and C. W. Mordy (2011). "Inorganic carbon dynamics during northern California coastal upwelling." Continental Shelf Research 31(11): 1180-1192.

Gray, S. E., M. D. DeGrandpre, C. Langdon and J. E. Corredor (2012). "Short‐term and seasonal pH, pCO2and saturation state variability in a coral‐reef ecosystem." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 26(3).

Langdon, C. (2010). Determination of dissolved oxygen in seawater by Winkler titration using the amperometric technique. The GO-SHIP Repeat Hydrography Manual: A Collection of Expert Reports and Guidelines. E. M. Hood, C. L. Sabine and B. M. Sloyan, IOCCP Report Number 14, ICPO Publication Series Number 134.

Langdon, C., J.-P. Gattuso and A. J. Andersson (2010). Ch. 13 Measurements of calcification of benthic organisms and communities. Guide to Best Practices in Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting. U. Riebesell, V. Fabry, J., L. Hansson and J.-P. Gattuso. Luxemborg, Publications Office of European Union: 260.

McGillis, W. R., C. Langdon, B. Loose, K. Yates and J. Corredor (2010). "Productivity of a coral reef using boundary layer and enclosure methods." Geophysical Research Letters.

Okazaki, R., P. Swart and C. Langdon (2013). "Stress-tolerant corals of Florida Bay are vulnerable to ocean acidification." Coral Reefs: 1-13.

Venti, A., D. Kadko, A. Andersson, C. Langdon and N. Bates (2012). "A multi-tracer model approach to estimate reef water residence times." Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 10: 1078-1095.



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