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Dr. Weifu Guo

Associate Scientist with Tenure
Geology and Geophysics

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Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-3380
Office: Clark 117

Mailing Address:
266 Woods Hole Road, MS #23
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

  • Clumped isotope geochemistry
  • Biocalcification and Climate Impacts
  • Carbonate Paleo-proxies
  • Enzymatic isotope effects
  • Numerical modeling

Recent Publications (* student)

Guo, W., *Bokade, R., Cohen, A., *Mollica, N., *Leung, M., Brainard, R. E. (2020) Ocean acidification has impacted coral growth on the Great Barrier Reef, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, e2019GL086761. link Supplementary

Bajnai, D., Guo, W., Spötl, C., Coplen, T. B. Methner, K., Löffler, N., Krsnik, E., Gischler, E., Hansen, M., Henkel, D., Price, G. D., Raddatz, J., Scholz, D., Fiebig, J. (2020) Dual clumped isotope thermometry resolves kinetic biases in carbonate formation temperatures, Nat. Commun., 11: 4005. link

Guo, W. (2020) Kinetic clumped isotope fractionation in the DIC-H2O-CO2 system: Patterns, controls, and implicationsGeochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 268, 230-257. link

Guo, W., *Zhou, C. (2019b) Patterns and controls of disequilibrium isotope effects in speleothems: Insights from an isotope-enabled reaction-diffusion model and implications for quantitative thermometry, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 267, 196-226.  link

Guo, W. (2019) Seawater temperature and buffering capacity modulate coral calcifying pHSci. Rep., 9, 1189.  link

Guo, W., *Zhou, C. (2019a) Triple oxygen isotope fractionation in the DIC-H2O-CO2 system: A numerical framework and its implications, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 246, 541-564.  link

*Mollica, N., Guo, W., Cohen, A., Huang, K.-F., Foster, G. L., Donald, H. K., Solow, A. R. (2018) Ocean acidification affects coral growth by reducing skeletal density, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 115, 1754-1759.  link


Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2008, Geochemistry

M.S. California Institute of Technology, 2006, Geochemistry

B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, 2002, Geochemistry


  • Shawn Wang (MIT-WHOI JP Student) - Co-advising with Delia Oppo
  • Nathaniel Mollica (MIT-WHOI JP Student) - Co-advising with Anne Cohen
  • David Feagins (WHOI summer student fellow, St. Mary's University, co-advising with Anne Cohen)
  • Patrick Neal (Guest Undergraduate Student, Northeastern University)