Markus Kienast




  • Personal website
  • Google Scholar
  • Courses:
    • OCEA 3420 – Geochemistry of Aquatic Environments
    • OCEA 4000 – Oceans and Global Change
    • OCEA 5110 – Geological Oceanography
    • OCEA 5285 – Marine Geochemical Processes
    • OCEA 5240 – Special Topics in Oceanography: Paleoceanography Module

Phone: 902-494-8338
Mailing Address: 
Room 5637, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Marine geology
  • Chemical oceanography
  • Geochemistry and geochronology


  • BSc - University Clausthal, Germany
  • MSc - University Kiel, Germany
  • PhD - University of British Columbia


  • Mellon S, Kienast M, Kienast SS, Thomas H, Marchitto T, deMenocal P (2019) Foraminifera trace anthropogenic CO2 in the NW Atlantic by 1950, Geophysical Research Letters,
  • Lochte A, Repschläger J, Kienast M, Garbe-Schönberg D, Andersen N, Hamann C, Schneider R, (2019) Labrador Shelf subsurface freshening at 8.5 ka BP caused by Laurentide Ice Saddle collapse. Nature Communications,
  • Lehmann N, Kienast M, Granger J, Bourbonnais A, Altabet M, Tremblay J.-É. (2019) Remote western Arctic nutrients fuel remineralization in deep Baffin Bay. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33,
  • Gould J, Kienast M, Dowd M, Schefuß E (2019) An open-ocean assessment of alkenone dD as paleo-salinity proxy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 246, 478-497,
  • Galbraith ED, Kienast M, NICOPP working group (2013) The acceleration of oceanic denitrification during deglacial warming. Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/NGEO1832


  • Scholar in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Earth System Evolution program (since 2003)
  • Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award at Dalhousie University (2005)
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002)