David Hutchins

Expert in marine ecology, phytoplankton and the effects of climate change on the ocean

Professor of Biological Sciences
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • climate change and the ocean
  • effects of carbon dioxide and temperature increases on ocean
  • phytoplankton and food web structure
  • marine role in carbon and nutrient cycles
  • role of iron in marine food chain
  • harmful/toxic algal blooms
  • geobiology, marine ecology, biogeochemistry
  • organisms that benefit from “greenhouse ocean”

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