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Konecky, B., N. McKay, G. Falster, S. Stevenson, M. Fischer, A. Atwood, D.M. Thompson, M. Jones, K. DeLong, J. Tyler, B. Martrat, E. Thomas, J. Conroy, S. Dee, L. Jonkers, O. Churakova, Z. Kern, T. Opel, T. Porter, H. Sayani, G. Skrzypek, Iso2k Project Members. (in revision) Temperature-driven changes in the global water cycle during the past two millennia. Nature Geosciences

Kojima, A.C., G. Farfan, D.M. Thompson, J.E. Carilli. (submitted) Beyond bleaching: thermal stress changes the atomic structure of a shallow-water coral skeleton. Nature Communications

Thompson, D.M., J.P. D’Olivo, M. Lofverstrom, E.V. Reed, J.E. Cole, G.L. Foster, M. McColloch, N. Cantin, K. Dyez, and J. Lough. (submitted) Metabolic processes dictate corals’ capacity to upregulate their internal growth medium. Nature Climate Change


Killam, D., D.M. ThompsonK. Morgan, M. Russell. (2023) Giant clams as open-source, scalable reef environmental biomonitors. PLoS ONE 18(1): e0278752.


Fitz, K., H. Montes Jr., D.M. Thompson, M. Pinsky (2022) Isolation-by-distance and isolation-by-oceanography in Maroon Anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus). Evolutionary Applications

Reed, E.V., D.M. Thompson, K. Anchukaitis (2022) Coral-based Sea Surface Salinity Reconstructions and the Role of Observational Uncertainties in Inferred Variability and Trends. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37(6), e2021PA004371. 

Bush, M.B., S. Conrad, A. Restrepo, D.M. Thompson, M. Lofverstrom, J.L. Conroy (2022) Human-induced ecological cascades: extinction, restoration, and rewilding in the Galápagos highlands, PNAS, 119 (24) e2203752119.

Lofverstrom, M., D.M. Thompson (2022) Closed ocean gateways in the Canadian archipelago are key to glaciation in Scandinavia, Nature Research Briefing, s41561-022-00959-6.

Lofverstrom, M., D.M. Thompson, B.L. Otto-Bliesner, E.C. Brady (2022).  The importance of Canadian Arctic Gateways for glacial expansion in Scandinavia. Nature Geoscience, 15, 482–488

Thompson, D.M., J.L. Conroy, B.L. Konecky, S. Stevenson, S., K.L. DeLong, K.L., N. McKay, N., Reed, E.V., L. Jonkers, M. Carré (2022), Salinity reconstruction from hyro-sensitive coral δ18O records, GRL, 10.1029/2021GL096153

Chapman, A.U., D.M. Thompson, S.R. Hlohowskyj, J.E. Carilli, G. Gordon, T. Goepfert, §H.R. Sayani, T. Marchitto, and K.M. Cobb (2022) A Mechanistic Investigation of the Coral Mn/Ca-based Trade-wind Proxy at Kiritimati. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Thompson, D.M., M. McCulloch, J.E. Cole, E.V. Reed, J. D’Olivo, K. Dyez, M. Lofverstrom, J. Lough, N. Cantin, A.W. Tudhope, A.H. Cheung, L. Vetter, R.L. Edwards (2022). Marginal reefs under stress: physiological limits render Galápagos corals susceptible to warming and acidification. AGU Advances.


Cheung, A., J.E. Cole, D.M. Thompson, L. Vetter, G. Jimenez, A. Tudhope. (2021) Fidelity of the coral Sr/Ca paleothermometer following heat stress in the northern Galápagos. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Thompson, D.M. (2021). Environmental records from coral skeletons: a decade of novel insights and innovation.  Invited review, WIREs Climate Change, doi: 10.1002/wcc.745

Gerald A. Meehl, Jadwiga H. Richter, Haiyan Teng, Antonietta Capotondi, Kim Cobb, Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Markus G. Donat, Matthew H. England, John C. Fyfe, Weiqing Han, Hyemi Kim, Ben P. Kirtman, Yochanan Kushnir, Nicole S. Lovenduski, Michael E. Mann, William J. Merryfield, Veronica Nieves, Kathy Pegion, Sara Sanchez, Adam Scaife, Doug Smith, Aneesh C. Subramanian, Lantao Sun, D.M. Thompson, Caroline Ummenhofer, Shang-Ping Xie (2021), Initialized Earth system prediction from subseasonal to decadal timescales. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment

Reed, E.V., D.M. Thompson, J. E. Cole, J. M. Lough, N. E. Cantin, A. Cheung, A. Tudhope, L. Vetter, G. Jimenez, L. Edwards (2021) Impacts of Coral Growth on Geochemistry: Lessons from the Galápagos IslandsPaleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Sayani, H.R., D.M. Thompson, J.E. Carilli, T.M. Marchitto, A. Chapman, K.M. Cobb (2021). Reproducibility of coral Mn/Ca-based wind reconstructions at Kiritimati Island and Butaritari AtollGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.


Loope, G., D.M. Thompson, J.E. Cole, J. Overpeck (2020), Is there a low-frequency bias in multiproxy reconstructions of Pacific SST variability? Quaternary Science Reviews

Bronwen L Konecky, Nicholas P McKay, Olga Churakova (Sidorova), Laia Comas-Bru, Emilie Dassié, Kristine DeLong, Georgina Falster, Matt Fischer, Matthew D Jones, Lukas Jonkers, Darrell S Kaufman, Guillaume Leduc, Shreyas R Managave, Belen Martrat, Thomas Opel, Anais J Orsi, Judson W Partin, Hussein R Sayani, Elizabeth K Thomas, Diane M. Thompson, Jonathan J Tyler, Nerilie J Abram, Alyssa R Atwood, Jessica L Conroy, Zoltán Kern, Trevor J Porter, Samantha L Stevenson, Lucien von Gunten, and the Iso2k Project Members. (in press) The Iso2k Database: A global compilation of paleo-δ18O and δ²H records to aid understanding of Common Era climate. Earth System Science Data

Loope, G., D.M. Thompson, J. Overpeck (2020), The spectrum of Asian Monsoon variability: a proxy system model approach to the hydroclimate scaling mismatch, Quaternary Science Reviews

D.M. Thompson, Cole, J.E., and K. Morgan (2020). Building Resilient Reefs: Biosphere 2 & Beyond. Reef Encounter


DAPS workshop participants (2019). Toward community resources for paleoclimate data assimilation, reanalysis, and proxy system modeling. Past Global Changes Magazine, 27(2), 88

McManus, L.C., V.V. Vasconcelos, S.A. Levin, D.M. Thompson, J.A. Kleypas, F.S. Castruccio, E.N. Curchitser and J.R. Watson (2019). Temperature variability will drive coral decline in the Coral Triangle, Global Change Biology

Grothe, P.R., K.M. Cobb, G. Liguori, E. Di Lorenzo, A. Capotondi, Y. Lu, H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, J.R. Southon, G.M. Santos, D.M. Deocampo, J. Lynch-Stieglitz, T. Chen, H.R. Sayani, D.M. Thompson, J.L. Conroy, A.L. Moore, K. Townsend, M. Hagos, G. O’Connor, L.T. Toth. Enhanced Central Pacific El Niño- Southern Oscillation variability in recent decades. (2019), GRL

Reed, E.V., J.E. Cole, J.M. Lough, D.M. Thompson and N.E. Cantin (2019) Linking Climate Variability and Growth in Coral Skeletal Records from the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Reefs, 1-15


Thompson, D.M., J. Kleypas, F. Castruccio, E. Curchitser, M. Pinsky, B. Jönsson and J. Watson (2018) Variability in oceanographic barriers to coral larval dispersal: Do currents shape biodiversity? Progress in Oceanography, 165, 110–122,

Konecky, B., L. Comas-Bru, E. Dassié, K. DeLong, J. Partin, and Iso2k Project Members (2018). “Piecing Together the Big Picture on Water and Climate.” Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. 

Jimenez, G., J.E. Cole, D.M. Thompson, and A.W. Tudhope (2018) Northern Galápagos corals reveal twentieth century warming in the Eastern Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters.


Thompson D.M., J.L. Conroy, A. Collins, S. Hlohowskyj, J.T. Overpeck, M. Riedinger-Whitmore, J.E. Cole, M.B. Bush, H. Whitney, T.L. Corley, and M. Steinitz Kannan (2017Tropical Pacific climate variability over the last 6000 years as recorded in Bainbridge Crater Lake, GalápagosPaleoceanography, doi: 10.1002/2017PA003089

Conroy, J.L., D.M. Thompson, K.M. Cobb, D. Noone, S. Rea, A.N. LeGrande (2017) Spatiotemporal variability in the 18O-salinity relationship of seawater across the tropical Pacific Ocean. Paleoceanography, doi: 10.1002/2016PA003073

Dassié, E., K. DeLong, H. Kilbourne, B. Williams, N. Abram, L. Brenner, C. Brahmi, K. Cobb, T. Corrège, D. Dissard, J. Emile-Geay, H. Evangelista, M. Evans, J. Farmer, T. Felis, M. Gagan, D. Gillikin, N. Goodkin, M. Khodri, A.C. Lavagnino, M. LaVigne, C. Lazareth, B. Linsley, J. Lough, H. McGregor, I. Nurhati, G. Ouellette, L. Perrin, M. Raymo, B. Rosenheim, M. Sanstrom, B. Schöne, A. Sifeddine, S. Stevenson, D. Thompson, A. Waite, A. Wanamaker, H. Wu (2017) Save our Marine Annually-Resolved Proxy Archives (MARPA)!  Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. 


Ng, J.Y.*, B. Williams, D.M. Thompson, C. Mayne, J. Halfar, E. Edinger, and K. Johnson (2016) Assessing multi-site δ18O-climate calibrations of the coralline alga Clathromorphum across the high-latitude Northern Hemisphere, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 194, 279-290, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.08.023.

Kleypas, J. A., Thompson, D. M., Castruccio, F. S., Curchitser, E. N., Pinsky, M. and Watson, J. R. (2016), Larval connectivity across temperature gradients and its potential effect on heat tolerance incoral populations. Glob Change Biol, 22: 3539–3549. doi:10.1111/gcb.13347

McGregor, H.V., B. Martrat, M.N. Evans, D. Thompson, D. Reynolds, J. Addison and Workshop Participants (2016) Data, age uncertainties and ocean δ18O under the spotlight for Ocean2k Phase 2. Past Global Changes Magazine, 24(1), 44, 10.22498/pages.24.1.44


Dee, S., Emile‐Geay, J., Evans, M. N., Allam, A., Steig, E. J., & Thompson, D. M. (2015).  PRYSM: An open‐source framework for proxy system modeling, with applications to oxygen‐isotope systems. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi: 10.1002/2015MS000447

Thompson, D.M., J.E. Cole, G. Shen, A. Tudhope, and G. Meehl (2015)  Early twentieth-century warming linked to tropical Pacific wind strength. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2321


Conroy, J.L., D.M. Thompson, A. Collins J.T. Overpeck, M.B. Bush, and J.E. Cole (2014) Climate influences on water and sediment properties of Genovesa Crater Lake, Galápagos. Journal of Paleolimnology 52(4), 331-347, doi: 10.1007/s10933-014-9797-z.

Thompson, D.M., F. Castruccio, J. Kleypas, E. Curchitser, M. Pinsky, and J. Watson (2014) Variability in reef connectivity in the Coral Triangle. Reef Encounter, 29(2), 46-51


Schmidt, G. A., Annan, J. D., Bartlein, P. J., Cook, B. I., Guilyardi, E., Hargreaves, J. C., Harrison, S. P., Kageyama, M., LeGrande, A. N., Konecky, B., Lovejoy, S., Mann, M. E., Masson-Delmotte, V., Risi, C., Thompson, D., Timmermann, A., Tremblay, L.-B., and Yiou, P. (2013) Using paleo-climate comparisons to constrain future projections in CMIP5, Clim. Past, 9, 775-835, doi:10.5194/cpd-9-775-2013.

Comboul, M., J. Emile-Geay, M.N. Evans, N. Mirnateghi, K.M. Cobb, and D.M. Thompson (2013)  A probabilistic model of chronological errors in layer-counted climate proxies: applications to annually-banded coral archives, Clim. Past, 9, 6077-6123, doi:10.5194/cpd-9-6077-2013.

Evans, M. N., S.E. Tolwinski-Ward, D.M. Thompson, and K.J. Anchukaitis (2013). Applications of proxy system modeling in high resolution paleoclimatology. Quaternary Science Reviews, 76, 16-28, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.05.024

Thompson, D. M., T. R. Ault, M. N. Evans, J. E. Cole, J. Emile-Geay, and A. N. LeGrande (2013), Coral-CGCM comparison highlights role of salinity in long-term trends. P. Braconnot, C. Brierley, S.P. Harrison, L. von Gunten (eds) El Niño Southern Oscillation: observation and modeling, PAGES news, 21(2), 60-61.


Thompson, D.M., T.R. Ault, M.N. Evans, J.E. Cole, and J. Emile-Geay, (2011). Comparison of observed and simulated tropical climate trends using a forward model of coral δ18O. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L14706, doi:10.1029/2011GL048224.


Thompson, D.M. and R. van Woesik (2009). Corals escape bleaching in regions that recently and historically experienced frequent thermal stress. Proc. R. Soc. B, 276(1669), 2893-2901, doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.0591.

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