Assistant Professor & CRC in Planetary Materials Curator, Western Meteorite Collection Ph.D. École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 2005 Office: BGS 1081 Labs: Biotron 20F; MSA 00230A Phone: 519-661-2111 x.88516 Fax: 519-661-3198 Email: audrey.bouvierATuwoDOTca Website:http://publish.uwo.ca/~abouvie/
Understanding the formation and evolution of planetary bodies within the inner Solar System through chemical and isotopic studies of planetary materials.
High resolution chronometry of planetary processes based on short- and long-lived radionuclides to study the dynamics of the solar nebula, planetary formation and differentiation, and impact histories of planetary surfaces in the Solar System.
Development of new geochemical approaches and cutting edge laboratory techniques.
Bouvier A., 2015. Lu-Hf dating of Meteorites. In Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods, edited by W. Jack Rink and Jeroen Thompson, and Section Editor L. Heaman. Springer Reference Work Publisher. 978p. ISBN 978-94-007-6303-6 www.springer.com/978-94-007-6303-6
Bouvier A., Blichert-Toft J., Albarède F., 2014. Comment on "Geochronology of the Martian meteorite Zagami revealed by U-Pb ion probe dating of accessory minerals" by Zhou et al., Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 385, p. 215-216.
Bouvier A., Wadhwa M., Simon S. B. and Grossman L., 2013. Magnesium isotopic fractionation in chondrules from the Murchison and Murray CM2 carbonaceous chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 339-353.
Moynier F., Day J. M. D., Okui W., Yokoyama T., Bouvier A., Walker R. J. and Podosek F. A., 2012. Planetary-scale strontium isotopic heterogeneity and the age of volatile depletion of early Solar System materials. The Astrophysical Journal v. 758, 45-51.
Bouvier A., Spivak-Birndorf L. J., Brennecka G. A., Wadhwa M., 2011. New constraints on early Solar System chronology from Al-Mg and U-Pb isotope systematics in the unique basaltic achondrite Northwest Africa 2976. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta v.75, p. 5310-5323.
Bouvier A., and Wadhwa M., 2010. The age of the Solar System redefined by the oldest Pb-Pb age of a meteoritic inclusion. Nature Geoscience, v. 3, p. 637-641.
Bouvier A., Blichert-Toft J., and Albarède F., 2009. Martian meteorite chronology and the evolution of the interior of Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 280, p. 285-295.
Bouvier A., Vervoort J. D., and Patchett P. J., 2008. The Lu–Hf and Sm–Nd isotopic composition of CHUR: Constraints from unequilibrated chondrites and implications for the bulk composition of terrestrial planets. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 273, p. 48-57.
ES3313A: Igneous Petrology GL/PS9510B: Cosmochemistry: Origin and formation of the Solar System and planets
M.Sc. or Ph.D. prospective students interested in isotope geochemistry and cosmochemistry research in meteorites, planetary materials, and terrestrial impact craters can inquire directly for research and training opportunities by contacting Dr. Bouvier (audrey.bouvierATuwo.ca). Any request should include a current CV, a one-page statement of interest in graduate studies in Dr. Bouvier's research group, and a copy of your academic transcript(s).