Dr. Audrey Bouvier

Isotope Cosmochemistry

Audrey Bouvier

Associate Professor 
Ph.D. École Normale Supérieure de Lyon 
Email: audrey.bouvier@uwo.ca
Website: http://www.uwo.ca/earth/geometric/ 

Research Interests

  • 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.

Selected Publications

  • Frossard P., Boyet M., Bouvier A., Hammouda T., and Monteux J., 2019. Evidence for anorthositic crust formed on an inner solar system planetesimal. Geochemical Perspective Letters, 11, 28-32.
  • Piette-Lauzière N., Guilmette C., Bouvier A., Perrouty S., Pilote P., Gaillard N., Lypaczewski P., Linnen R.L. and Olivo G.R., 2019
    The Timing and Extent of Prograde Metamorphism in the Pontiac Subprovince, Superior Craton; Implications for Archean Geodynamics and Gold Mineralization, Precambrian Research, 320, 111-136.
  • Zhang B., Shieh S., Withers A.C., and Bouvier A., 2018. Raman Spectroscopy of Shocked Enstatite-Rich Meteorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science.
  • Boyet M., Bouvier A., Frossard P., Hammouda T., Garçon M., and Gannoun A., 2018. Enstatite chondrites EL3 as building blocks for the Earth: the debate over the 146Sm-142Nd systematics. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • Bouvier, A. and Boyet, M. (2016). Primitive Solar System materials and Earth share a common initial 142Nd abundance. Nature 537, 399-402.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Current Students

  • Philip Reger, PhD Geology Candidate
  • Mary Spencer, MSc Geology Candidate (Co-Supervisor)

Future Students

There are no available graduate student positions at this time.