Publications

Feel like a deeper dive into the research? Feast on these peer-reviewed publications:

Rosengard, S. Z., R. W. Izett, W. J. Burt, N. Schuback, and P. D. Tortell (2020). Decoupling of O2/Ar and particulate organic carbon dynamics in nearshore surface ocean waters. Biogeosciences, 17, 3277-3298, http://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3277-2020.

Behrenfeld, M. J., P. Gaube, A. D. Penna, R. T. O’Malley, W. J. Burt, Y. Hu, P. Bontempi, D. K. Steinberg, E. S. Boss, D. A. Siegel, C. A. Hostetler, P. Tortell, and S. C. Doney (2019). Global satellite-observed daily vertical migrations of ocean animals. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1796-9

Horwitz, R. M., A. E. Hay, W. J. Burt, R. Cheel, J. Salisbury, and H. Thomas (2019). High-frequency variability of CO2 in Grand Passage, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Biogeosciences, 16, 605-615, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-605-2019

Burt, W. J., and P. D. Tortell (2018). Observations of Zooplankton Diel Vertical Migration from High-Resolution Surface Ocean Optical Measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL079992

Miller, L. A., T. Burgers, W. J. Burt, M. A. Granskog, and T. Papakyriakou (2018). Air-Sea CO2 Flux Estimates in Stratified Arctic Coastal Waters: How Wrong Can We Be? Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080099

Key Figure from Burt et al 2018

** Burt, W. J., T. K. Westberry, M. J. Behrenfeld, C. Zeng, R. W. Izett, and P. D. Tortell, (2018). Carbon : Chlorophyll ratios and net primary productivity of Subarctic Pacific surface waters derived from autonomous shipboard sensors. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32. http://doi.org/10.1002/2017GB005783

            **If our Ocean Optics program interests you, give this paper a read, as much of our current research utilizes similar methods and will expand upon the findings discussed here**

Zeng, C., S. Rosengard, W. J. Burt, A. Pena, N. Nemcek, T. Zeng, K. Arrigo, and P. D. Tortell (2018). Optically-derived estimates of phytoplankton size class and taxonomic group biomass in the Eastern Subarctic Pacific Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part I. Oceanographic Research Papers, 136, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2018.04.001

Lemay, J., H. Thomas, S. E. Craig, W. J. Burt, K. Fennel, and B. J. W. Greenan (2018). Hurricane Arthur and its effect on the short-term variability of pCO2 on the Scotian Shelf, NW Atlantic. Biogeosciences, 15, 2111-2123, http://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2111-2018

Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, L. A. Miller, M. A. Granskog, T. N. Papakyriakou, and L. Pengelly (2016). Inorganic Carbon Cycling and Biogeochemical Processes in an Arctic Inland Sea (Hudson Bay). Biogeosciences, http://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4659-2016

Turk, D., J. M. Bedard, W. J. Burt, S. Vagle, H. Thomas, K. Azetsu-Scott, W. R. McGillis, S. J. Iverson, D. W. R. Wallace (2016). Inorganic carbon in a high latitude estuary-fjord system in Canada’s eastern Arctic. Est. Coast. Shelf. Sci., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.06.006

**Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, M. Hagens, J. Pätsch, N. M. Clargo, L. A. Salt, V. Winde, and M. E. Böttcher (2016). Carbon sources in the North Sea evaluated by means of radium and stable carbon isotope tracers. Limnol. Oceanog. http://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10243

            **If you are interested in our radium-based (Groundwater) research, take a look at this article and/or others below (Burt et al., 2013a, 2013b, 2014), as all of these highlight examples of how radium tracers can help us to understand biogeochemical cycles in a wide variety of marine areas (e.g. basins to estuaries to large continental shelf seas)**

Craig, S. E., H. Thomas, C. T. Jones, W. K. Li, B. J. Greenan, E. H. Shadwick, W. J. Burt (2015). The effect of seasonality in phytoplankton community composition on CO2 uptake on the Scotian Shelf. J. Mar. Sys, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.07.006

Key figure from Burt et al. 2014

Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, J. Pätsch, A. M. Omar, C. Schrum, U. Daewel, H. Brenner, H. J. W. de Baar (2014). Radium isotopes as a tracer of sediment-water column exchange in the North Sea. Glob. Biogeochem. Cycles, 28, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014GB004825

Jiang, Z.-P., D. J. Hydes, M. C. Hartman, S. E. Hartman, J. M. Campbell, B. D. Johnson, B. Schofield, D. Turk, D. Wallace, W. J. Burt, H. Thomas, C. Cosca, and R. Feely (2014). Application and assessment of the membrane-based pCO2 sensor under field and laboratory conditions. Limn. Oceangr.: Methods, https://doi.org/10.4319/lom.2014.12.264

Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, and J.-P. Auclair (2013), Short-lived radium isotopes on the Scotian Shelf: Unique distributions and tracers of cross-shelf CO2 and nutrient transport, Mar. Chem., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2013.05.007

Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, K. Fennel, and E. Horne (2013). Sediment-water column fluxes of carbon, oxygen and nutrients in Bedford Basin, Nova Scotia, inferred from 224Ra measurements. Biogeosciences, 10, 53-66, http://doi.org/10.5194/bg-10-53-2013

H. Thomas, H., S. Craig, B. Greenan, W. Burt, G. Herndl, S. Higginson, L. Salt, E. H. Shadwick, and J. Urrego Blanco (2012). Direct observations of diel biological CO2 fixation on the Scotian Shelf, northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences, 9, 2301-2309, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-9-2301-2012