Dr. Audrey Bouvier

Isotope Cosmochemistry

Audrey Bouvier

Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Planetary Materials
Ph.D. École Normale Supérieure de Lyon 
Office: BGS 1081
Labs: Biotron 20F; MSA 00230A
Phone: 519-661-2111 x.88516
Fax: 519-661-3198
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

  • 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.


  • ES 3313A: Igneous Petrology
  • GL/PS 9510B: Cosmochemistry: Origin and Formation of the Solar System and Planets

Current Students

  • Emma-Dawn Ferguson, MSc Geology Candidate (Co-Supervisor)
  • Zhiguo Guo, MSc Geology Candidate
  • Philip Reger, PhD Geology Candidate
  • Mary Spencer, MSc Geology Candidate (Co-Supervisor)
  • Annika Van Kessel, MSc Geology Candidate (Co-Supervisor)
  • Bidong Zhang, PhD Geology PlnSci Candidate (Co-Supervisor)
  • Congxi Zhu, MSc Geology Candidate (Co-Supervisor)

Future Students

There are no available graduate student positions at this time.