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
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Marine Geology
  • Ocean Acidification


  • 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., Boudreau, B.P., and Mucci, A.  (2016)  Disparate acidification and calcium carbonate desaturation of deep and shallow waters of the Arctic Ocean.  Nature Communications 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.  Marine Chemistry 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 and Planetary Science Letters 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.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 115, 11700-11705.
  • Boudreau B.P., Middelburg J.J. and Luo Y. (2018) The role of calcification in carbonate compensation. Nature Geosciences 11, 894-900,
  • Sulpis, O., Mucci, A., Boudreau, B.P., Barry, M. and Johnson, B.D.  (2019)  Controlling the diffusive boundary layer thickness above the sediment–water interface in a thermostated rotating-disk reactor.  Limnology and Oceanography Methods 17, 241-253, doi: 10.1002/lom3.10309.
  • Boudreau, B.P., Middelburg, J.J., Sluijs, A. and van der Ploeg, R.  (2019) Secular variations in the carbonate chemistry of the oceans over the Cenozoic.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters 512, 194-206.
  • van der Ploeg, R., Boudreau, B.P., Middelburg, J.J. and Sluijs, A.  (2019)  Convergent Cenozoic continental weathering and carbonate burial reconstructions.  Geology 47, 1025-1028,
  • Sulpis, O., Dufour, C., Trossman, D., Fassbender, A., Mucci, A., Arbic. B.K., Boudreau, B.P. (2019) Bottom-water and benthic CaCO3 flux changes under a business-as-usual CO2-emissions scenario.  Global Biogeochemical Cycles 33, 1654-1673, doi: 10.1002/(ISSN)1944-9224.
  • Kanzaki, Y., Boudreau, B.P., Kirtland Turner, S. and Ridgwell, A. (2019)  A lattice-automaton bioturbation simulator for the coupled physics, chemistry, and biology of marine sediments (eLABS v0.1).  Geoscientific Model Develop. 12, 4469-4496,
  • Boudreau, B.P., Sulpis, O. and Mucci, A. (2020)  Control of CaCO3 dissolution at the deep seafloor and its consequences.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 268, 90-106.
  • Boudreau, B.P. and Hill, P.H. (2020)  Rouse Revisited: The Bottom Boundary Condition for Suspended Sediment.  Marine Geology 419,


  • Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (2020)   
  • 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)