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Douglas Wallace


Doug W


Department of Oceanography

Email: douglas.wallace@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-4132
Fax: 902-494-3877
Mailing Address: 
Room 2-35, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Oceanography
  • Chemical oceanography
  • Atmospheric science



  • BSc - University of East Anglia
  • PhD - Dalhousie University


  • Williamson, P., D.W.R. Wallace, C.S. Law, P.W. Boyd, Y. Collos, P. Croot, K. Denman, U. Riebesell, S. Takeda, C. Vivian, 2012. Ocean fertilization for geoengineering: a review of effectiveness, environmental impacts and emerging governance, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 90, 475-488, doi:10.1016/j.psep.2012.10.007.
  • Großkopf, T., W. Mohr, T. Baustian, H. Schunck, D. Gill, M.M.M. Kuypers, G. Lavik, R.A. Schmitz, D.W.R. Wallace, and J. LaRoche, 2012. Doubling of marine dinitrogen-fixation rates based on direct measurements. Nature 488, 361-364, doi:10.1038/nature11338.
  • Friedrichs, G., J. Bock, F. Temps, P. Fietzek, A. Körtzinger, and D. W. R. Wallace, 2010. Toward continuous monitoring of seawater 13CO2/12CO2  isotope ratio and pCO2: Performance of cavity ringdown spectroscopy and gas matrix effects. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 8:539-551, doi:10.4319/lom.2010.8.539.
  • Stramma, L., M. Visbeck, P. Brandt, T. Tanhua, and D.W.R. Wallace, 2009. Deoxygenation in the oxygen minimum zone of the eastern tropical North Atlantic,Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L20607, doi:10.1029/2009GL039593.
  • Ryabenko, E., A. Kock, H.W. Bange, M.A. Altabet, and D.W.R. Wallace, 2012. Contrasting biogeochemistry of nitrogen in the Atlantic and Pacific oxygen minimum zones, Biogeosciences, 9, 203-215, doi:10.5194/bg-9-203-2012.


  • Scientific Director, Halifax Marine Research Institute (HMRI) (2011 - current)
  • Scientific Director, Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) (2012 - current)
  • Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Ocean Science and Technology, Dalhousie University (2011 - current)
  • Chair, International SOLAS Programme (2008 - 2012)
  • Speaker, DFG Collaborative Research Programme, Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Oceans (2008 - 2011)
  • Board of Reviewing Editors, Science (2011 - current)