Associate Professor of Earth & Environment, Associate Director of BU Marine Program

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Current Research

Andy Kurtz’s research involves applying trace element and isotope geochemistry to Earth surface processes, Earth history, and biogeochemical cycles. A particular interest is understanding links between terrestrial and marine processes. Among the most important of these links is silicate weathering, because of its role in releasing nutrients from bedrock, its influence on the composition and magnitude of riverine dissolved and particulate loads, and for its importance in the global cycles of C, Si, P, and many other elements.