Bernard Boudreau

Killiam Professor Emeritus

Phone: 902-494-8895
Mailing Address: 
Room 5677, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St

PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Geochemistry and geochronology
  • Chemical oceanography
  • Marine geology



  • BSc – Geology, University of New Brunswick
  • MS – Oceanography, Texas A&M University
  • MS – Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
  • MPhil - Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
  • PhD - Geology and Geophysics, Yale University


  • Luo, Y., and Boudreau, B.P. (2016)  Future acidification of marginal seas: A comparative study of the Japan/East Sea and the South China Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 43, doi:10.1002/ 2016GL068760.
  • Luo, Y., Boudreau, B.P., Dickens, G.R., Sluijs, A., Middelburg, J.J.  (2016)  An alternative model for CaCO3 over-shooting during the PETM: Biological carbonate compensation.  Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 453, 223-233.
  • Luo, Y., Boudreau, B.P., and Mucci, A.  (2016)  Disparate acidification and calcium carbonate desaturation of deep and shallow waters of the Arctic Ocean. Nature Commun., v. 7, 12821, doi: 10.1038/ncomms12821.
  • Sulpis, O., Lix, C., Mucci, A., and Boudreau, B.P. (2017)  Calcite dissolution kinetics at the sediment-water interface in natural seawater.  Mar. Chem., v. 195 (Millero Volume), 70-83,
  • Boudreau, B.P. and Luo, Y. (2017)  Retrodiction of secular variations in deep-sea CaCO3 burial during the Cenozoic.  Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 474, 1-12,
  • Sulpis O., Boudreau, B.P., Mucci A., Jenkins C., Trossman D.S., Arbic B.K. and Key R.M. (2018) Current CaCO3 dissolution at the seafloor caused by anthropogenic CO2. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., v. 115, 11700-11705.
  • Boudreau B.P., Middelburg J.J. and Luo Y. (2018) The role of calcification in carbonate compensation, Nature Geosci., v. 11, 894-900,
  • Sulpis, O., Mucci, A., Boudreau, B.P., Barry, M. and Johnson, B.D.  (2019)  Precise control of the diffusive boundary layer thickness above the sediment-water interface in a thermostated rotating-disk reactor.  Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods. doi: 10.1002/lom3.10309.


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (The National Academies) 2011
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 1994-95
  • Editors’ Highlights, Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) paper 10.1029/2009GL041847, 2010
  • Associate Editor, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (1993-2002)
  • Associate Editor, Limnology & Oceanography (1993-1999)