Christopher Algar

Assistant Professor

Algar, Christopher


Phone: 902-494-7192
Fax: 902-494-3877
Mailing Address: 
Room 3627A, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Oceanography
  • Biological oceanography
  • Chemical oceanography


  • B.Sc. Chemistry, Laurentian University
  • PhD – Oceanography, Dalhousie University


  • Reed DB, Algar CK, Huber JA, and Dick GJ (2014) Gene-centric approach to integrating environmental genomics and biogeochemical models.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(5), 1879-1884
  • Algar CK, and Vallino, JJ (2014) Predicting microbial nitrate reduction pathways in coastal sediments.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 71, pp 222-238.
  • Vallino JJ, Algar CK, Gonzalez NF, and Huber JA (2014) Use of receding horizon optimal control to solve MaxEp-based biogeochemistry problems. In Beyond the Second Law. Springer Berlin Heidelberg,  337-359
  • Algar CK, and Boudreau BP (2009) Transient growth of an isolated bubble in muddy fine-grained sediments. Geochmicia et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 2581-2591.
  • Boudreau, BP, Algar CK, Johnson BD, Croudace I, Reed A, Furukawa Y, Dorgan KM, Jumars PA, Grader AS, and Gardiner BS, (2005) Bubble growth and rise in sediments. Geology 33, 517-520. 


  • NSERC PhD Scholar
  • Killam Scholar