Scott C. Doney Ph.D.

Scott C. Doney, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). He graduated with a BA in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a PhD in chemical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography in 1991. He was a postdoctoral fellow and later a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, before returning to Woods Hole in 2002. He was awarded the James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 2000, a Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2004, the WHOI W. Van Alan Clark Sr. Chair in 2007, and a AAAS Fellow in 2010. 

He has authored more than 190 peer-reviewed research publications and wrote a text book on data analysis and modeling methods for the marine sciences. His science interests span oceanography, climate and biogeochemistry, with particular emphasis on the application of numerical models and data analysis methods to global-scale questions. Much of his research focuses on how the global carbon cycle and ocean ecology respond to natural and human-driven climate change, which may act to either damp or accelerate climate trends. 

A current area of interest is on ocean acidification due to the invasion into the ocean of carbon dioxide and other chemicals from fossil fuel burning. He was the inaugural chair of the U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program, and he is currently on the steering committees for the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program and the U.S. CLIVAR/CO2 Repeat Hydrography Program and a convening lead author for the Oceans and Marine Resources chapter of the U.S. 2013 National Climate Assessment.