James J. McCarthy

Professor of Biological Oceanography
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography
Acting Curator of the Malacology Department in the Museum of Comparative Zoology

Phone: 617-495-2330
Office: 507 MCZ Labs, 26 Oxford St.

Lab Website: http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/mccarthy/McCarthyLab.html

Studies address factors that regulate the processes of primary production and nutrient supply in upper ocean, approached using controlled laboratory studies and field investigations. Study sites range from near shore to the open ocean. Recent and current field research sites include the North Atlantic, equatorial Pacific, and Arabian Sea.

Recent Publications

McCarthy, J.J. , M.L. Martello and others, 2005. Climate Change in the Context of Multiple Stressors and Resilience. Ch. 17 in The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, Cambridge University Press.

McCarthy, J.J., A. Yilmaz, Y. Coban-Yildiz, J.L. Nevins, 2007. Nitrogen cycling in the offshore waters of the Black Sea. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 74:493-514.

Frumhoff, P.C., J.J. McCarthy, J.M. Melillo, S.C. Moser, D.J. Wuebbles, 2007. Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Science, Impacts, and Solutions. Synthesis report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA). Cambridge, MA. Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). (146 pp).

McCarthy, J.J., 2008. The Arctic Ocean in the 21st Century. The American Prospect, 19(12): A10-A11.

McCarthy, J.J. 2009. Reflections on: Our planet and its life, origins, and futures. Science 326: 1646-1655.

Roman J, McCarthy JJ, 2010 The Whale Pump: Marine Mammals Enhance Primary Productivity in a Coastal Basin. PLoS ONE 5(10): e13255. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013255

Courses Taught

OEB 118. Biological Oceanography
OEB 157. Global Change Biology
OEB 255. Nature and Regulation of Marine Ecosystems
OEB 345. Biological Oceanography
ESPP 90f Global Change and Human Health


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