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Olivier J. Rouxel

Olivier J. Rouxel

Associate Scientist

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3655


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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 25

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


Engineer, Ecole National Superieure de Geologie de Nancy, France, 1998
M.S. Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France, 1998
Ph.D. Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France, 2002

Research Interests

Chemical cycling and isotopic fractionation of metals (Fe, Cu) and metalloids (Se, Ge, Sb) during alteration of the oceanic crust and in seafloor hydrothermal systems. Iron isotope geochemistry in coastal waters and estuaries. Iron and germanium isotope systematics in marine sediments (black shales, biogenic opal) and paleoceanographic implications. Experimental fractionation of iron isotopes by bacteria and the search of biogeochemical tracers of the deep biosphere.