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Dr. Weifu Guo

Associate Scientist with Tenure
Geology and Geophysics

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

Selected recent Publications (* student)

Davies, A. J., Guo, W., Bernecker, M., Tagliavento, M., Raddatz, J., Gischler, E., Flögel, S., Fiebig, J. (2022) Dual clumped isotope thermometry of coral carbonate, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 338, 66-78.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

*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.


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


  • Scott Wieman (MIT-WHOI JP Student)


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