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David Burdige

  • David Burdige
  • Professor & Eminent Scholar
  • Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • 439 OceanographyandPhysics Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4930
  • dburdige@odu.edu
  • Education

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University Of California - San Diego, 1983
    Major: Oceanography
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Swarthmore College, 1978
    Major: Honors, in Chemistry
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Biogeochemistry Aquatic chemistry Geochemistry of marine sediments Organic geochemistry Chemical oceanography Mathematical modeling of geochemical processes
  • Expertise

    Oceanography
    chemical oceanography
    Geology
    geochemistry
  • 2009: Citation by Discover magazine of Neuweiler et al. (2009, Geology) as the #12 scientific , DISCOVER magazine
  • 2008: ODU Faculty Development Fund Award
  • 2008: Outstanding L&O Reviewer , Limnol. & Ocean. Bull
  • 2004: Elected to Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1990: Elected to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • 1986: ODU Summer Faculty Research Fellowship
  • 1974: Youth Foundation Scholarship, New York, N.Y. (1974-1978)
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    2011 Chemical Oceanography Gordon Research Conference
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Chemical Oceanography Program)
    Date: July 15, 2011 - June 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Collaborative Research: Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) transformations in deep sub-surface sediments and its role as a source of “old” DOC to the water column
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Chemical Oceanography Program)
    Date: March 1, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Collaborative Research: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Groundwater-Carbon Coupling in Large Peat Basins and its Relation to Climate Change
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Biocomplexity in the Environment: Carbon and Water in the Earth System)
    Date: February 1, 2007 - January 31, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Chanton, J.; Cooper, W.; Burdige, D. J.
    ETBC Collaborative Research: The Role Of Submarine Groundwater Discharge In The Oceanic Nd Budget
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Chemical Oceanography Program)
    Date: October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Johannesson, K.; Burdige, D. J.
    Collaborative Research: Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) transformations in deep sub-surface sediments and its role as a source of “old” DOC to the water column
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Chemical Oceanography Program)
    Date: October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Collaborative Research: Tracing the Transformations of Organic Carbon in Marine Sediments Using Natural C Isotopes
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Chemical Oceanography Program)
    Date: October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.; , T. K.
    Collaborative Research: Carbonate Dissolution in Shallow Water Tropical Sediments: The Role of Seagrasses
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Chem. Ocean. Program)
    Date: February 1, 2002 - June 30, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.; Zimmerman, R. C.; , M.
    The Post-Cruise Analysis of Dissolved Carbohydrates in ODP Leg 201 Sediment Pore Waters
    Sponsoring Organization: Ocean Drilling Program (Texas A&M Research Foundation)
    Date: April 1, 2002 - January 24, 2005
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Quantifying the Cycling of Toxic Metals and Metal-Complexing Ligands in a Major US Naval Harbor (Elizabeth River, VA)
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research (Environmental Quality Program)
    Date: July 23, 2002 - July 23, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.; Donat, J. R.; Gordon, A. S.
    Recent and Historical Environmental Changes in Lake Drummond, within the Great Dismal Swamp
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Water Resources Research Center
    Date: July 25, 2003 - June 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Acquisition of two mass spectrometer systems for the analysis of C, H, N, O, and S stable isotopes in biological, environmental and geochemical samples
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Major Research Instrumentation (Ocean Sciences)
    Date: August 1, 2001 - March 31, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dias, R. F.; Burdige, D. J.
    Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Sediments and Seagrass Beds and its Impact on Benthic Optical Properties - Data Analysis, Synthesis, and Student Support
    Sponsoring Organization: ; Office of Naval Research (Environmental Optics Program)
    Date: October 1, 2001 - December 31, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Interactions Among Chemical Speciation, Algal Accumulation, and Sediment-Water Cycling of Toxic Metals in a Major US Naval Harbor (Elizabeth River, VA)
    Sponsoring Organization: - Office of Naval Research (Harbor Processes Program)
    Date: January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2001
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Donat, J. R.; Burdige, D. J.
    Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Sediments and Seagrass Beds and its Impact on Shallow Water Benthic Optical Properties
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research (Environmental Optics Program, CoBOP DRI)
    Date: October 1, 1999 - September 30, 2001
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Biological Transformations of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research
    Date: May 1, 1998 - April 30, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dobbs, F. C.; Burdige, D. J.
    Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Sediments and Seagrass Beds and its Impact on Shallow Water Benthic Optical Properties
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research (Environmental Optics Program, CoBOP DRI )
    Date: October 1, 1996 - September 30, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Metal Complexing Ligands and Metal Speciation in Sediment Pore Waters: Implications for Sediment/Water Exchange and Water Column Metal Speciation
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research (Harbor Processes Program)
    Date: January 1, 1996 - December 31, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Donat, J. R.; Burdige, D. J.
    Fluxes of Dissolved Organic Matter from Marine Sediments
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Chemical Oceanography Program
    Date: August 1, 1993 - August 31, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.; Berelson, W.
    Effects of Speciation on Sediment-Water Exchange of Metals
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research (Marine Environmental Quality Program)
    Date: June 15, 1993 - June 14, 1996
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Donat, J. R.; Burdige, D. J.
    Coupled Non-Linear Models of Diagenetic Processes in Marine Sediments
    Sponsoring Organization: Petroleum Research Fund of the ACS
    Date: February 1, 1992 - August 31, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Atmospheric Deposition of “Toxics” to the Chesapeake Bay: Virginia/Southern Bay Trace Element and Major Ion Program, Year 3
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. E.P.A
    Date: July 1, 1992 - March 31, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Cutter, G. A.; Burdige, D. J.
    Direct Measurements and Biogeochemical Controls of Sediment-Water Flux of Trace Metals from Estuarine Sediments
    Sponsoring Organization: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Committee
    Date: January 1, 1992 - December 31, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Cornwell, J. C.; Boynton, W. R.; Burdige, D. J.
    Fluxes of Dissolved Organic Matter from Marine Sediments
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Chemical Oceanography Program
    Date: March 15, 1991 - March 15, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Atmospheric Deposition of “Toxics” to the Chesapeake Bay: Virginia/Southern Bay Trace Element and Major Ion Program, Year 2
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. E.P.A
    Date: June 1, 1991 - June 30, 1992
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Cutter, G. A.; Burdige, D. J.
    Atmospheric Deposition of “Toxics” to the Chesapeake Bay: Virginia/Southern Bay Trace Element Program
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. E.P.A
    Date: May 1, 1990 - April 30, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Cutter, G. A.; Burdige, D. J.
    15N and Inhibitor Studies of Nitrogen Cycling within a Salt Marsh
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Research Opportunities for Women/ Ecosystems Program
    Date: August 1, 1989 - January 31, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Anderson, I. C.; Burdige, D. J.
    Radiotracer and Inhibitor Studies of Amino Acid Cycling in Anoxic Marine Sediments
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Chemical Oceanography Program
    Date: December 15, 1988 - May 31, 1990
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Geochemistry of Sediments from the Southern Chesapeake Bay
    Sponsoring Organization: Va. State Water Control Board/EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
    Date: April 1, 1989 - March 31, 1990
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Studies of Microbial Manganese Reduction in Tropical Marine and Estuarine Sediments
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF International Programs Travel Grant
    Date: October 4, 1989 - October 22, 1989
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Sediment Data Collection Program for the Southern Chesapeake Bay
    Sponsoring Organization: Va. State Water Control Board/EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
    Date: April 1, 1988 - March 31, 1989
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Supplement to “Radiotracer and Inhibitor Studies of Amino Acid Cycling in Anoxic Marine Sediments”
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Chemical Oceanography Program
    Date: August 16, 1987 - August 15, 1988
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    Radiotracer and Inhibitor Studies of Amino Acid Cycling in Anoxic Marine
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Chemical Oceanography Program
    Date: August 16, 1986 - August 15, 1988
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Burdige, D. J.
    A Kinetic Geochemical Model for Redox Speciation
    Sponsoring Organization: Electric Power Research Institute
    Date: January 1, 1988 - May 31, 1988
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Cutter, G.; Burdige, D. J.; Grosch, C.