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

Education:

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

Oakley CA, Schmidt GW, Hopkinson BM.  2014.  Thermal responses of Symbiodinium photosynthetic carbon assimilation. CORAL REEFS. 33:501-512.
Hopkinson B.M, Young J.N, Tansik A.L, Binder B.J.  2014.  The Minimal CO2-Concentrating Mechanism of Prochlorococcus spp. MED4 Is Effective and Efficient. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY. 166(4):2205-2217.
Hopkinson BM.  2014.  A chloroplast pump model for the CO2 concentrating mechanism in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Photosynthesis Research. 121(2-3):223-233.
Samukawa M, Shen C, Hopkinson BM, Matsuda Y.  2014.  Localization of putative carbonic anhydrases in the marine diatom, Thalassiosira pseudonana. Photosynthesis Research. 121(2-3):235-249.
Moran MA, Satinsky B, Gifford SM, Luo H, Rivers A, Chan L-K, Meng J, Durham BP, Shen C, Varaljay VA et al..  2013.  Sizing up metatranscriptomics. The ISME Journal. 7(2):237-243.
Hopkinson BM, Seegers B, Hatta M, Measures CI, B. Mitchell G, Barbeau KA.  2013.  Planktonic C:Fe ratios and carrying capacity in the southern Drake Passage. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 90:102-111.
Hopkinson BM, Meile C, Shen C.  2013.  Quantification of extracellular carbonic anhydrase activity in two marine diatoms and investigation of its role. Plant physiology. 162:1142–1152.
Hopkinson BM, Barbeau KA.  2012.  Iron transporters in marine prokaryotic genomes and metagenomes. Environmental Microbiology. 14(1):114-128.
Oakley CA, Hopkinson BM, Schmidt GW.  2012.  A modular system for the measurement of CO2 and O2 gas flux and photosynthetic electron transport in microalgae. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 10:968-977.
Losh JL, Morel FMM, Hopkinson BM.  2012.  Modest increase in the C:N ratio of N-limited phytoplankton in the California Current in response to high CO2. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 468:31-42.

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