Professor Schofield studies the marine ecology of the ocean and these systems will be altered with a changing climate. His work is focused throughout the global ocean but has his major research focused on Antarctica and along the New Jersey coast. His research develops and uses novel new technologies to better measure the ocean utilizing underwater robots, satellites to novel imaging systems. His work is tightly coupled to an extensive outreach program spanning K-gray learning communities. Some of his research was featured in the documentary Antarctic Ice Edge (https://beyondtheice.rutgers.edu/).
(** Lead author is postdoctoral researcher or graduate student)
Schofield, O., Fassbender, A., Hood, M., Hill, K., Johnson, K. 2022. Building a global ocean biogeochemical observatory. Eos, 103, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022EO220149
Kim, H., Bowman, J. S., Luo, Y., Ducklow, H. W., Schofield, O. M., Steinberg, D. K., Doney, S. C. 2022. Modelling polar marine ecosystem functions guided by bacterial physiological and taxonomic traits. Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-117-2022
Lin, Y., Moreno, C., Marchetti, A., Ducklow, H., Schofield, O., Chaffron, S., Delage, E., Eveillard, D., Cassar, N. Decrease in plankton diversity andbiological carbon fluxes with a reduction in sea ice extent at western Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Communications. 10.1038/s41467-021-25235-w
**Schultz, C., Doney, S. C., Hauck, J., Kavanaugh, M. T. Schofield, O. 2021. Modeling phytoplankton blooms and inorganic carbon responses to sea-icevariability in the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP). Journal of Geophysical Research.doi.org/10.1029/2020JG006227
Beaird, N., Glenn, S., Kohut, J., Miles,T. Saba, G., Schofield, O. 2021. RUCOOL Operational Oceanography Masters - workforce development case study. In The New Blue Economy. Spinrad and Hoatling (eds). Elsevier, Amsterdam pp 417-424.
Meredith, M. P., Stammerjohn, S. E., Ducklow, H. W., Leng, M. J., Arrrowsmith, C., Brearley, A. J., Venabkes, H. J, Barnham, M., Melchiorr, Wessem, J.,Schofield, O., Waite, N. 2021. Local- and large-scale drivers of variability in the coastal freshwater budget of the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Geophysical Research. DOI: 10.1029/2021JC017172
**Brown, M. S., Bowman, J. S., Lin, Y., Cassar, N., Schofield, O. 2021. Low diversity of a key phytoplankton group along the West Antarctic Peninsula. Limnology and Oceanography doi: 10.1002/lno.11562**
Yi, X., Miles, T. N., Schofield, O. 2020. Physical processes controlling chlorophyll-a variability on the Mid-Atlantic Bight along the northeast United States. Jourrnal of Marine Systems. 212 doi: 10.1016/j.marsys.2020.10343
Chai, F., Johnson, K., Claustre, H., Xing, X., Wang, Y., Boss, E., Riser, S., Fennel, K., Schofield, O., Sutton, A. 2020. Monitoring ocean biogeochemistry with autonomous platforms. Nature Research. Earth and Environment. doi.org/10.1038/s43017-020-0053-y
**Brown, M. S., Munro, D. R., Feehan, C. J., Sweeney, C., Ducklow, H. W., Schofield, O. 2019. Enhanced oceanic CO2 uptake along the rapidly changing West Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Climate Change. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0552-3