People Directory : Annie Bourbonnais


Annie Bourbonnais

Postdoctoral Fellow

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2346

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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 25

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


Sep 2007 – Nov 2012 Ph.D. School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria (UVic), Victoria, BC, Canada (Advisor: Prof. S. Kim Juniper).

Dissertation Title: “Fixed Nitrogen Loss in Two Variably Anoxic Marine Environments: The Subsurface Biosphere of Hydrothermal Vents (Juan De Fuca Ridge, Northeast Pacific) and Saanich Inlet, a British Columbia Fjord”

Sep 2005 – Aug 2007 M.Sc. Earth Sciences, University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM), GEOTOP UQAM-McGill Research Center, Montréal, QC, Canada (Advisor: Prof. Moritz F. Lehmann).

Thesis title: “Nitrate isotope anomalies as indicator of N2 fixation in the Azores Front region
(subtropical N-E Atlantic)”

Sep 2001 – Apr 2005 B.Sc. Environmental Sciences with Honours in Environmental Geochemistry (Summa Cum Laude), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Research Interests

Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Nitrogen Cycle, Nitrogen and Carbon Stable Isotopes,
Molecular Microbial Ecology, Dissolved Gases (N2, O2, Ar) as tracers of oceanic physical and
biological processes, Trace Gas Production (N2O) in Marine Environments, Chemosynthetic
Deep-Sea Ecosystems, Oxygen Minimum Zones.


May 2016 – Present Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Scott C. Doney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA, USA
Sep 2015 – Present Research Assistant Professor, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA, USA
Jan 2016 – Apr 2016 Adjunct Professor, Northeast Maritime Institute, College of Maritime Science, Fairhaven, MA, USA
Feb 2013 – Sep 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. Mark A. Altabet, School for Marine Science and Technology, UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA, USA
May 2005 – Aug 2005 Research Assistant (Marine Isotope Biogeochemistry), Principal Investigator: Moritz F. Lehmann, UQAM, QC, Canada
May 2004 – Apr 2005 Research Assistant (Groundwater Isotope Geochemistry), Principal
Investigator: Ian D. Clark, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
May – Jun 2001 Analytical Chemist (internship) at CANMET Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Jun – Jul 2000 Analytical Chemist (internship), University of Franche-Comté,
Besançon, France