Associate Professor

Contact Info

102B Marine Sciences Bldg
Lab office:
260 Marine Sciences
Lab phone:
(706) 542-2037
Personal Website:
Curriculum Vitae:
  • Ph.D. 2007, Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
  • B.S. 2001, Chemistry, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Oakley CA, Schmidt GW, Hopkinson BM.  2014.  Thermal responses of Symbiodinium photosynthetic carbon assimilation. CORAL REEFS. 33:501-512. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Hopkinson BM.  2014.  A chloroplast pump model for the CO2 concentrating mechanism in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Photosynthesis Research. 121(2-3):223-233. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google ScholaBibTex XML

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. Google Scholar BibTex XML

Hopkinson BM, Barbeau KA.  2012.  Iron transporters in marine prokaryotic genomes and metagenomes. Environmental Microbiology. 14(1):114-128. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Hopkinson B.M, Dupont C.L, Allen A.E, Morel F.MM.  2011.  Efficiency of the CO2-concentrating mechanism of diatoms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(10):3830-3837. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Shi D., Xu Y., Hopkinson B.M, Morel F.MM.  2010.  Effect of Ocean Acidification on Iron Availability to Marine Phytoplankton. Science. 327(5966):676-679. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Research Interests:

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).