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Richard Feely

Senior Scientist

Every day the oceans provide humankind with many goods and services we need to sustain ourselves. It provides us with a significant fraction of the food we eat, the air we breathe, and vital medicines that prevent serious diseases. A healthy ocean is key to maintaining these goods and services now and into the future.

Richard Feely's Biography

Dr. Richard A. Feely is a Senior Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, WA. He also holds an affiliate full professor faculty position at the University of Washington School of Oceanography. His major research areas are carbon cycling and ocean acidification processes in the oceans. He received a B.A. in chemistry from the University of St. Thomas, in St Paul, Minnesota in 1969. He then went onto Texas A&M University where he received both an M.S. degree in 1971 and a Ph.D. degree in 1974 in the field of chemical oceanography. He is also a member of the U.S. Science Steering Committees for the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program and the U.S. Carbon and Biochemistry Program. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Feely has authored more than 180 refereed research publications. He was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Award in 2006 for his pioneering research on ocean acidification. In 2007, Dr. Feely was elected to be a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

Recent Publications

  • Feely, R.A., S.C. Doney, and S.R. Cooley. 2009. "Ocean acidification: Present conditions and future changes in a high-CO2 world". Oceanography, 22(4), 36-47.
  • Feely, R.A., J. Orr, V.J. Fabry, J.A. Kleypas, C.L. Sabine, and C. Landgon. 2009. "Present and future changes in seawater chemistry due to ocean acidification. In Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle", Brian J. McPherson and Eric T. Sundquist (eds.), AGU Monograph.
  • Feely, R.A., C.L. Sabine, J.M. Hernandez-Ayon, D. Ianson, and B. Hales. 2008. "Evidence for upwelling of corrosive "ocean acidified" water onto the west coast of North America". Science, 320, 1490, DOI: 10.1126/science.1155676.
  • Fabry, V.J., B.A. Seibel, R.A. Feely, and J.C. Orr. 2008. "Impacts of ocean acidification on marine fauna and ecosystem processes". ICES J. Mar. Sci., 65(3), doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsn048, 414-432.

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