GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

John P. Dunne

NOAA/GFDL 201 Forrestal Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-6649

(609) 452-6596


Ph.D. March
1999. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Field: Oceanography;
Dissertation: Measured and Modeled Particle export in the equatorial
and coastal oceans.

M.S. June
1996. University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Field: Oceanography;
Thesis: 234Th
and particle cycling in the central equatorial Pacific.

B.S. June
1993. The University of California at San Diego; Major: Chemistry;
Minor: Writing.



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Geophysical Fluid
Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ; Developing ocean
biogeochemical/ecological models for earth system applications;
Supervisors: Stephen Griffies (609-452-6672) and Hiram Levy
(609-452-6581); Dec. 2002-present.

Associate (Postdoctoral)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton,
NJ; Developing global ocean biogeochemistry/ecosystem model;
Supervisor: Jorge Sarmiento (609-258-6585); Apr. 2001-Nov. 2002.

Associate (Postdoctoral)
Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Developed
autonomous moored profiler (ORCA) for monitoring biogeochemistry and
water quality in Puget Sound; Supervisors: Steven Emerson
(206-543-0428) and Allan Devol (206-543-1292); Apr. 1999-Mar. 2001.

Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Performed
research, gave presentations, wrote papers, attended conferences and
workshops, served as graduate rep. to faculty; Supervisor: James
Murray (206-543-4730); Sept. 1993-Mar. 1999.

Marine Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La
Jolla, CA. Built automated pH and alkalinity systems, prepared CO2
standards; Supervisor: Andrew Dickson (858-534-2582). June 1992-June

Biophysica Corporation, La Jolla, CA. Performed UV spectroscopy and
chromatography, prepared solutions, tended to laboratory animals
(Director: Milos Sovak). Sept. 1990-June 1992.

North State Environmental, South San Francisco, CA. Cataloged and
re-organized and disposed of chemicals for an analytical laboratory
(Director: Frank Balistreri). July, 1990.

UCSD Biology, La Jolla, CA. Dissected geckos and prepared gut and
blood slides for analysis of diet and genetic diversity (Advisor:
Theodore Case). March-June 1990.


Sound. Various
small vessels
20 maintenance cruises 6/00 – 3/01. Chief Sci.: J. Dunne

Sound. R/V
ten ORCA test cruises 11/99 – 5/00. Chief Sci.: J. Dunne

Lake, WA. R/V
May, 1997. Chief Sci.: L. Balistrieri. Santa
Barbara Channel, CA. R/V
Point Sur
April 1997. Chief Sci.: J. Murray and A. Alldredge.

Pacific. R/V
Thomas G. Thompson
April-May 1996. Chief Sci.: J. Murray

Ocean Time-series. R/V
Moana Wave
Oct.-Nov. 1995. Chief Sci.: L. Tupas

Pacific. N/O
Oct.-Nov. 1994. Chief Sci.: R. LeBorgne

Sound. R/V
five cruises 3/93 – 9/94. Chief Sci.: J. Murray


Advised student developing an ecosystem model of Puget Sound.
Advised student developing nitrate analyzer. Summer 2000 to Spring

Washington Initiative for Science Education – Science Teacher
Enhancement Program. Guided teachers on field trips of scientific
discovery. Summers of 1995 and 1996.

and Lecturer
University of Washington Outreach Program. Designed and gave
lectures at middle and secondary schools on oceanography. Fall, 1994
– Winter, 1995.

UW Oceanography, Seattle, WA. Led cooperative learning sessions, held
office hours, performed grading. Phys. Ocean. – Winter 1994. Chem.
Ocean. – Spring, 1994.

UCSD Chemistry, La Jolla, CA. Held discussions, problem sessions and
office hours, performed grading. General Chem.: Winter, 1991 –
Spring, 1992. Organic Chem.: Fall, 1992. General Chem. Lab.:
Winter, 1993.


chemistry (radioisotopes, trace metals, stable isotopes, chlorophyll,
carbon/nitrogen, oxygen, nitrate, silicate, chloride, pH and
alkalinity); experimental design; data management, statistical
analysis and numerical modeling on UNIX, PC and Macintosh computer
platforms in Fortran, C, Matlab and Excel; research SCUBA; carpentry;
small vessel handling.


Department of Commerce Silver Medal (2013); GFDL Outstanding Paper Award (2011); NASA
Earth System Science Fellow (1995-1998); Scripps Undergraduate
Research Fellow (1992); Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellow
(1992); Howard Hughes Scientific Enrichment Fellow (1989)


Stock, C A., J P Dunne, and J John, in press: Global-scale carbon and energy flows through the marine food web: an analysis with a coupled physical-biological mode. Progress in Oceanography.

Gnanadesikan, Anand, John P Dunne, and Rym Msadek, in press: Connecting
Atlantic Temperature Variability and Biological Cycling in two Earth
System Models. Journal of Marine Systems.
DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.10.003. 10/13.

Logan, C A., J P Dunne, C M Eakin, and S D Donner, 2014: Incorporating adaptive responses into future projections of coral bleaching. Global Change Biology, 20(1), DOI:10.1111/gcb.12390.

Beaulieu, C, S A Henson, J L Sarmiento, and J P Dunne, et al., 2013: Factors challenging our ability to detect long-term trends in ocean chlorophyll. Biogeosciences, 10(4), DOI:10.5194/bg-10-2711-2013.

Bopp, L, and J P Dunne, et al., 2013: Multiple stressors of ocean ecosystems in the 21st century: projections with CMIP5 models. Biogeosciences, 10(10), DOI:10.5194/bg-10-6225-2013.

Brody, S R., S Lozier, and J P Dunne, 2013: A comparison of methods to determine phytoplankton bloom initiation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(5), DOI:10.1002/jgrc.20167.

Cheung, W. W., J. L. Sarmiento, J. P. Dunne, and T. L. Frolicher, et al., 2013: Shrinking of fishes exacerbates impacts of global ocean changes on marine ecosystems. Nature Climate Change. DOI:10.1038/NCLIMATE1691. 9/12.

Cocco, V., F. Joos, M. Steinacher, T. L. Frolicher, L. Bopp, and J. P. Dunne, et al., 2013: Oxygen and indicators of stress for marine life in multi-model global warming projections. Biogeosciences Discussions. DOI:10.5194/bgd-9-10785-2012. 8/12.

Dunne, J. P., J. John, E. Shevliakova, R. J. Stouffer, J. P. Krasting, S. Malyshev, P. C. D. Milly, L. T. Sentman, A. Adcroft, W. F. Cooke, K. A. Dunne, S. M. Griffies, R. W. Hallberg, M. J. Harrison, H. Levy II, A. T. Wittenberg, P. Phillipps, and N. Zadeh, 2013: GFDL’s ESM2 global coupled climate-carbon Earth System Models Part II: Carbon system formulation and baseline simulation characteristics. Journal of Climate. DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00150.1. 10/12.

Dunne, J P., R J Stouffer, and J John, 2013: Reductions in labour capacity from heat stress under climate warming. Nature Climate Change, 3(6), DOI:10.1038/nclimate1827.

Hallberg, R. W., A. Adcroft, J. P. Dunne, J. P. Krasting, and R. J Stouffer, 2012: Sensitivity of 21st Century Global-mean Steric Sea Level Rise to Ocean Model Formulation. Journal of Climate. DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00506.1. 12/12.

Hazen, E. L., R. Rykaczewski, and J. P. Dunne, et al., 2012: Predicted habitat shifts of Pacific top predators in a changing climate. Nature Climate Change. DOI:10.1038/nclimate1686. 9/12.

Howell, E. A., C. Wabnitz, J. P. Dunne, and J. J. Polovina, 2012: Climate-induced primary productivity change and fishing impacts on the Central North Pacific ecosystem and Hawaii-based pelagic longline fishery. Climatic Change. DOI:10.1007/s10584-012-0597-z. 10/12.

Jonsson, B. F., S. C. Doney, J. P. Dunne, and M. Bender, 2013:
Evaluation of Southern Ocean O2/Ar-based NCP estimates in a model
framework. Journal of Geophysical Research. DOI:10.1002/jgrg.20032.

Pastor, M V., J B Palter, J L Pelegri, and John P Dunne, 2013: Physical drivers of interannual chlorophyll variability in the eastern subtropical North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, DOI:10.1002/jgrc.20254.

Resplandy, L, L Bopp, James C Orr, and John P Dunne, 2013: Role of mode and intermediate waters in future ocean acidification: analysis of CMIP5 models. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(12), DOI:10.1002/grl.50414.

Vancoppenolle, M, L Bopp, G Madec, J P Dunne, T Ilyina, P R Halloran, and N Steiner, 2013: Future Arctic Ocean Primary Productivity from CMIP5 Simulations: Uncertain Outcome, but Consistent Mechanisms. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, DOI:10.1002/gbc.20055.

Woodworth, P. A., J. J. Polovina, J. P. Dunne, and J. L. Blanchard,
2013: Ecosystem size structure response to 21st century climate
projection: large fish abundance decreases in the central North Pacific
and increases in the California Current. Global Change Biology, 19(3),

Bianchi, D., J. P. Dunne, J. L. Sarmiento, and E. D. Galbraith, 2012:
Data-based estimates of suboxia, denitrification and N2O production in
the ocean, and their sensitivities to dissolved O2. Global
Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB2009, DOI:10.1029/2011GB004209.

Dunne, J. P., J. John, A. Adcroft, S. M. Griffies, R. W. Hallberg, E.
Shevliakova, R. J. Stouffer, W. F. Cooke, K. A. Dunne, M. J. Harrison,
J. P. Krasting, S. Malyshev, P. C. D. Milly, P. Phillipps, L. T.
Sentman, B. L. Samuels, M. J. Spelman, M. Winton, A. T. Wittenberg, and .
Zadeh, 2012: GFDL’s ESM2 global coupled climate-carbon Earth System
Models Part I: Physical formulation and baseline simulation
characteristics. Journal of Climate, 25(19),

Dunne, J. P., B. Hales, and J. R. Toggweiler, 2012: Global calcite
cycling constrained by sediment preservation controls. Global
Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB3023, DOI:10.1029/2010GB003935.

Gnanadesikan, A., J. P. Dunne, and J. John, 2012: Understanding why the
volume of suboxic waters does not increase over centuries of global
warming in an Earth System Model. Biogeosciences, 9(3),

John, J., A. M. Fiore, V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, and J. P. Dunne, 2012: Climate versus emission drivers of methane lifetime from 1860-2100. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12(24), DOI:10.5194/acp-12-12021-2012.

Keller, K. M., T. L. Frolicher, and J. P. Dunne, et al., 2012: Variability of the ocean carbon cycle in response to the North Atlantic Oscillation. Tellus B, DOI:10.3402/tellusb.v64i0.18738.

Logan, C A., J. P. Dunne, C. M. Eakin, and S. D. Donner, 2012: A framework for comparing coral bleaching thresholds In Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 9-13 July 2012, 1-5.

Ainsworth, C. H., J. F. Samhouri, D. S. Busch, W. W. L. Cheung, J. P. Dunne, and T. A. Okey, 2011: Potential impacts of climate change on Northeast Pacific marine foodwebs and fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68(6), DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsr043.

Cheung, W W., John P Dunne, Jorge L Sarmiento, and D J Pauly, 2011: Integrating ecophysiology and plankton dynamics into projected maximum fisheries catch potential under climate change in the Northeast Atlantic. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr012. 4/11.

Galbraith, E D., E Y Kwon, Anand Gnanadesikan, K B Rodgers, Stephen Griffies, D Bianchi, Jorge L Sarmiento, John P Dunne, J Simeon, Richard D Slater, Andrew T Wittenberg, and Isaac Held, in press: Climate Variability and Radiocarbon in the CM2Mc Earth System Model. Journal of Climate. 3/11.

Fan, S.-M., and J. P. Dunne, 2011: Models of iron speciation and concentration in the stratified epipelagic ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L15611, DOI:10.1029/2011GL048219.

Polovina, J J., John P Dunne, P A Woodworth, and E A Howell, 2011: Projected expansion of the subtropical biome and contraction of the temperate and equatorial upwelling biomes in the North Pacific under global warming. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsq198. 2/11.

Stock, Charles A., Thomas L Delworth, John P Dunne, Stephen Griffies, R Rykaczewski, Jorge L Sarmiento, Ronald J Stouffer, and Gabriel A Vecchi, et al., 2011: On the use of IPCC-class models to assess the impact of climate on Living Marine Resources. Progress in Oceanography, 88(1-4), doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2010.09.001.

Adcroft, A., R. W. Hallberg, J. P. Dunne, B. L. Samuels, J. Galt, C. Barker, and D. Payton, 2010: Simulations of underwater plumes of dissolved oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L18605, doi:10.1029/2010GL044689.

Galbraith, E D., A. Gnanadesikan,
J. P. Dunne, and M. R. Hiscock, 2010: Regional impacts of
iron-light colimitation in a global biogeochemical model.
Biogeosciences, 7(3), 1043-1064.

Henson, S A., J. L. Sarmiento, J. P.
Dunne, L. Bopp, I. Lima, S. C. Doney, J. John, and C. Beaulieu, 2010: Detection of anthropogenic climate change in satellite
records of ocean chlorophyll and productivity. Biogeosciences, 7(2),


Rykaczewski, R, and J. P. Dunne, November 2010: Enhanced nutrient supply to the California Current Ecosystem with global warming and increased stratification in an earth system model. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L21606, doi:10.1029/2010GL045019.

Saba, V S., and J. P Dunne, et al., September 2010: Challenges of modeling depth-integrated marine primary productivity over multiple decades: A case study at BATS and HOT. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 24, GB3020, doi:10.1029/2009GB003655.

Sarmiento, J. L., R. D. Slater, J. P. Dunne, A. Gnanadesikan, and M. R. Hiscock, 2010: Efficiency of small scale carbon mitigation by patch iron fertilization. Biogeosciences, 7(11), 3593-3624.

Stock, C. A., and J. P. Dunne, 2010: Controls on the ratio of mesozooplankton production to
primary production in marine ecosystems. Deep-Sea Research, Part I,
57(1), doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2009.10.006.


Christensen, V., J. P. Dunne, and J.
L. Sarmiento, et al. 2009: Database-driven models of the
world’s Large Marine Ecosystems. Ecological Modelling, 220(17),


Friedrichs, M. A., and J. P. Dunne, et
al. 2009: Assessing the uncertainties of model estimates of
primary productivity in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Journal of Marine
, 76(1-2), doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2008.05.010.


Henson, S. A., J. P. Dunne, and J. L.
Sarmiento, 2009: Decadal variability in North Atlantic
phytoplankton blooms. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C04013,

Henson, S. A., D. Raitsos, J. P. Dunne,
and A. McQuatters-Gollop, 2009: Decadal variability in
biogeochemical models: Comparison with a 50-year ocean colour
dataset. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(L21601),

Rodgers, K. B., R. M. Key, A.
Gnanadesikan, J. L. Sarmiento, J P. Dunne, and A. R. Jacobson, et
al., 2009: Using altimetry to help explain patchy changes
in hydrographic carbon measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research,
C09013, doi:10.1029/2008JC005183.

Anderson, W. G., A. Gnanadesikan,
R. W. Hallberg, J. P. Dunne, and B. L. Samuels, 2007:
Impact of ocean color on the maintenance of the Pacific Cold Tongue.
Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L11609, doi:10.1029/2007GL030100.

M. A. M., et al. 2007: Assessment of skill and portability in
regional marine biogeochemical models: the role of multiple
planktonic groups. J.
Geophys. Res.

J. P., J. L. Sarmiento, and A. Gnanadesikan, 2007: A synthesis of
global particle export from the surface ocean and cycling through the
ocean interior and on the seafloor. Global
Biogeochem. Cycles

C. A., J. L. Sarmiento, D. M. Sigman, N. Gruber, and J. P. Dunne, 2007: Oceanic N2 fixation diagnosed from nutrient distributions,

Carr, M.-E.,
M. Friedrichs, M. Schmeltz, M. N. Aita, D. Antoine, K. R. Arrigo, I.
Asanuma, O. Aumont, R. Barber, M. Behrenfeld, R. Bidigare, E.
Buitenhuis, J. Campbell, A. Ciotti, H. Dierssen, M. Dowell, J. Dunne,
W. Esaias, B. Gentili, S. Groom, N. Hoepffner, J. Ishizaka, T.
Kameda, C. LeQuere, S. Lohrenz, J. Marra, F. Melin, K. Moore, A.
Morel, T. Reddy, J. Ryan, M. Scardi, T. Smyth, K. Turpie, G.
Tilstone, K. Waters, Y. Yamanaka, 2006: A comparison of global
estimates of primary production from ocean color. Deep-Sea
Research II
, 53,

Passow, U. J.
P. Dunne, J. W. Murray, L. Balistrieri and A. L. Alldredge, 2006:
Organic carbon to 234Th
ratios of organic matter, Marine
, 100,

A, K. W. Dixon, S. M. Griffies, V. Balaji, M. Barreiro, J. A.
Beesley, W. F. Cooke, T. L. Delworth, R. Gerdes, M. J. Harrison, I.
M. Held, W. J. Hurlin, H. C. Lee, Z. Liang, G. Nong, R. C.
Pacanowski, A. Rosati, J. Russell, B. L. Samuels, Q. Song, M. J.
Spelman, R. J. Stouffer , C. O. Sweeney, G. Vecchi, M. Winton, A. T.
Wittenberg, F. Zeng, R. Zhang, J. P Dunne, 2006: GFDL’s CM2 global
coupled climate models. Part II: The baseline ocean simulation.
of Climate

Delworth, T.
L., A. J. Broccoli, A. Rosati, R. J. Stouffer, V. Balaji, J. A.
Beesley, W. F. Cooke, K. W. Dixon, J. P. Dunne, K. A. Dunne, J. W.
Durachta, K. L. Findell, P. Ginoux, A. Gnanadesikan, C. T. Gordon, S.
M. Griffies, R. Gudgel, M. J. Harrison, I. M. Held, R. S. Hemler, L.
W. Horowitz, S. A. Klein, T. R. Knutson, P. J. Kushner, A. R.
Langenhorst, H.-C. Lee, S.-J. Lin, J. Lu, S. L. Maleshev, P. C. D.
Milly, V. Ramaswamy, J. Russell, M. D. Schwarzkopf, E. Schevliakova,
J. J. Sirutis, M. J. Spelman, W. F. Stern, M. Winton, A. T.
Wittenberg, B. Wyman, F. Zeng, R. Zhang (2006) GFDL’s CM2 global
coupled climate models – Part I: Formulation and simulation
characteristics. Journal
of Climate

Jin X., N.
Gruber, J. P. Dunne, J. L. Sarmiento, R. A. Armstrong, 2006:
Diagnosing the contribution of phytoplankton functional groups to the
production and export of particulate organic carbon, CaCO3, and opal
from global nutrient and alkalinity distributions. Global
Biogeochemical Cycles

J. P., R. A. Armstrong, A. Gnanadesikan, J. L. Sarmiento, and R. D.
Slater, 2005: Empirical and mechanistic models for particle export
ratio. Global
Biogeochem. Cycles

B. Paul, J. P. Dunne, and T. Chapin, 2005: 234Th,
and stable Pb in the central equatorial Pacific: Tracers for particle
Research I

S. M., A. Gnanadesikan, A., K. W. dixon, J. P. Dunne, R. Gerdes, M.
J. Harrison, A. Rosati, J. L. Russell, B. L. Samuels, M. J. Spelman,
M. Winton, and R. Zhang, 2005: Formulation
of an ocean model for global climate simulations.

A., J. P. Dunne, R. M. Key, K. Matsumoto, J. L. Sarmiento, R. D.
Slater, and P. S. Swathi, 2004: Oceanic ventilation and
biogeochemical cycling: Understandintg the physical mechanisms that
produce realistic distributions of tracers and productivity. Global
Biogeochem. Cycles.
GB4010, doi:10.1029/2003GB002097.

J. L., N. Gruber, M. A. Brzezinski, and J. P. Dunne, 2004:
High latitude controls of the global nutricline and low latitude
biological productivity. Nature,

J. L., J. P. Dunne, A. Gnanadesikan, R. M. Key, K. Matsumoto and R.
Slater, 2002: A new estimate of the CaCO3
to organic carbon export ratio. Global
Biogeochemical Cycles

J. P., S. Emerson and A. H. Devol, 2002: The Oceanic Remote
Chemical/optical Analyzer (ORCA) – an autonomous moored profiler,
of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

A. K., J. J. McCarthy, C. Navarette, M. Rodier, J. P. Dunne, and J.
W. Murray, 2002: Biogeochemical controls on new production in the
tropical Pacific. Deep-Sea
Research II

A. K., J. J. McCarthy, M. Rodier, C. Navarette, J. P. Dunne and J. W.
Murray, 2001: Estimation of new production in the tropical Pacific,
Biogeochemical Cycles

J. P., J. Murray, M. Rodier and D. Hansell, 2000: Export flux in the
western and central equatorial Pacific: zonal and temporal
variability, Deep-Sea
Research I

J. P., J. W. Murray, A. K. Aufdenkampe, S. Blain and M. Rodier, 1999: Silicon:nitrogen coupling in the equatorial Pacific upwelling
zone. Global
Biogeochemical Cycles

J. P., and J. W. Murray, 1999: Sensitivity of 234Th
export to physical processes in the central equatorial Pacific,
Research I

J. P., 1999: Measured
and Modeled Particle Export in Equatorial and Coastal Upwelling
Ph. D. Thesis, University of Washington, 167 pp.

J. P., J. W. Murray, J. Young, L. Balistrieri and J. K. B. Bishop, 1997: 234Th
and particle cycling in the central equatorial Pacific, Deep
Sea Research II

D., R. C. Barber, and J. P. Dunne et. al., 1997: A meeting place of
great ocean currents: Shipboard observations of a convergent front at
in the Pacific, Deep
Sea Research II

J. W., J. Young, J. Newton, J. Dunne, T. Chapin and B. Paul, 1996: Export flux of particulate organic carbon from the central equatorial Pacific determined using a combined drifting trap-234Th approach, Deep-Sea
Research II