Dr. Burdige is an internationally-known expert in marine geochemistry, and he has spent much of his career studying biogeochemical processes in marine and estuarine sediments and their resulting effects on the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, and trace metals such as iron, manganese and copper. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers, and in 2006 authored the book Geochemistry of Marine Sediments, published by Princeton Univ. Press. Dr. Burdige is co-Editor in Chief of the journal Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science, an associate editor of the journal Aquatic Geochemistry, and a former associate editor of the journals Marine Chemistry and Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. In 2016 Dr. Burdige was awarded the NSF Antarctic Service Award Medal in recognition of his valuable contributions to exploration and scientific achievement under the US Antarctic Program, and in 2017 he was elected a Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) in recognition of his contributions in the field of oceanography and service to the society.

Ph.D. in Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University Of California - San Diego, (1983)

B.A. in Honors, in Chemistry, Swarthmore College, (1978)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Zimmerman, R. C. and Burdige, D. J. "Collaborative Research: Toward an improved understanding of blue carbon: The role of seagrasses in sequestering CO2 " $827,675. Federal. August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2019
Burdige, D. J. "Organic carbon oxidation and iron remobilization by West Antarctic shelf sediments " $780,391. Federal. September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2018
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 " $339,573. Federal. March 1, 2012 - August 30, 2015
Burdige, D. J. "2011 Chemical Oceanography Gordon Research Conference" $37,000. Federal. July 15, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Chanton, J., Cooper, W. and Burdige, D. J. "Collaborative Research: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Groundwater-Carbon Coupling in Large Peat Basins and its Relation to Climate Change" $50,000. Federal. February 1, 2007 - January 31, 2012
Johannesson, K. and Burdige, D. J. "ETBC Collaborative Research: The Role Of Submarine Groundwater Discharge In The Oceanic Nd Budget" $263,841. Federal. October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2011
Burdige, D. J. "Collaborative Research: Tracing the Transformations of Organic Carbon in Marine Sediments Using Natural C Isotopes " $113,079. Federal. October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2010
Burdige, D. J. and Zimmerman, R. C. "Collaborative Research: Carbonate Dissolution in Shallow Water Tropical Sediments: The Role of Seagrasses" $259,454. Federal. February 1, 2002 - June 30, 2006
Burdige, D. J. "The Post-Cruise Analysis of Dissolved Carbohydrates in ODP Leg 201 Sediment Pore Waters" $3,773. State. April 1, 2002 - January 24, 2005
Burdige, D. J., Donat, J. R.. and Gordon, A. S.. "Quantifying the Cycling of Toxic Metals and Metal-Complexing Ligands in a Major US Naval Harbor (Elizabeth River, VA)" $150,000. Federal. July 23, 2002 - July 23, 2004
Burdige, D. J. "Recent and Historical Environmental Changes in Lake Drummond, within the Great Dismal Swamp" $12,000. State. July 25, 2003 - June 30, 2004
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" $84,368. Federal. October 1, 2001 - December 31, 2003
Donat, J. R.. and 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) " $375,000. Federal. January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2001
Burdige, D. J. "Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Sediments and Seagrass Beds and its Impact on Shallow Water Benthic Optical Properties" $155,596. Federal. October 1, 1999 - September 30, 2001
Dobbs, F. C.. and Burdige, D. J. "Biological Transformations of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter " $142,544. Federal. May 1, 1998 - April 30, 2000
Burdige, D. J. "Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Sediments and Seagrass Beds and its Impact on Shallow Water Benthic Optical Properties" $316,171. Federal. October 1, 1996 - September 30, 1999
Donat, J. R.. and Burdige, D. J. "Metal Complexing Ligands and Metal Speciation in Sediment Pore Waters: Implications for Sediment/Water Exchange and Water Column Metal Speciation " $549,595. Federal. January 1, 1996 - December 31, 1998
Burdige, D. J. and Berelson, W. "Fluxes of Dissolved Organic Matter from Marine Sediments " $249,856. Federal. August 1, 1993 - August 31, 1998
Donat, J. R.. and Burdige, D. J. "Effects of Speciation on Sediment-Water Exchange of Metals" $611,629. Federal. June 15, 1993 - June 14, 1996
Burdige, D. J. "Coupled Non-Linear Models of Diagenetic Processes in Marine Sediments" $43,000. Private. February 1, 1992 - August 31, 1994
Cornwell, J. C.., Boynton, W. R.. and Burdige, D. J. "Direct Measurements and Biogeochemical Controls of Sediment-Water Flux of Trace Metals from Estuarine Sediments" $93,418. Federal. January 1, 1992 - December 31, 1993
Burdige, D. J. "Fluxes of Dissolved Organic Matter from Marine Sediments" $136,848. Federal. March 15, 1991 - March 15, 1993

Expertise

Oceanography
chemical oceanography
Geology
geochemistry

Research Interests

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

Articles

Lyons, W. Berry. and Burdige, D. J. (2020). An Introduction to “Microbial Biogeochemistry: A Special Issue of Aquatic Geochemistry Honoring Mark Hines”. Aquatic Geochemistry 26 , pp. 179-181.
Taylor, R. S.., DeMaster, D. J.. and Burdige, D. J. (2020). Assessing the distribution of labile organic carbon from diverse depositional environments on the West Antarctic peninsula shelf. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 156 , pp. 103166.
Abdulla, H. A.., Burdige, D. J. and Komada, T. (2020). Formation of abiotic dissolved organic sulfur in anoxic sediment of Santa Barbara Basin. Organic Geochemistry 139 , pp. 103879.
Burdige, D. J. and Komada, T. (2020). Iron redox cycling, sediment resuspension and the role of sediments in low oxygen environments as sources of iron to the water column. Marine Chemistry 223 , pp. 103793.
Santos, I. R.., Burdige, D. J., Jennerjahn, T. C.., Bouillon, S., Cabral, A., Serrano, O., Wernberg, T., Filbee-Dexter, K., Guimond, J. and Tamborski, J. J.. (2020). The renaissance of Odum’s outwelling hypothesis in 'Blue Carbon' science. ECSS in press.
Long, M., Rheuban, J., McCorkle, D., Burdige, D. and Zimmerman, R. C. (2019). Closing the oxygen mass balance in shallow coastal ecosystems. L&O 64 , pp. 2694-2708.
Long, M. H.., Sutherland, K., Wankel, S. D.., Burdige, D. J. and Zimmerman, R. C. (2019). Ebullition of oxygen from seagrasses under supersaturated conditions. L&O 65 , pp. 314-324.
Abdulla, H. A.., Burdige, D. J. and Komada, T. (2018). Accumulation of deaminated peptides in anoxic sediments of Santa Barbara Basin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 223 , pp. 245 - 258.
Najjar, R. G., Herrmann, M., Alexander, R., Boyer, E. W., Burdige, D. J. and Butman, D. (2018). Carbon budget of tidal wetlands, estuaries, and shelf waters of eastern North America. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 32 (3) , pp. 389-416.
Bianchi, T. S., Cui, X., Blair, N. E., Burdige, D. J., Eglinton, T. I. and Galy, V. (2018). Centers of organic carbon burial and oxidation at the land-ocean interface. Organic Geochemistry 115 , pp. 138-155.
Fox, C. A.., Abdulla, H. A.., Burdige, D. J., Lewicki, J. P.. and Komada, T. (2018). Composition of dissolved organic matter in anoxic marine sediments analyzed by 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Front. Mar Sci. 5 , pp. 172.
Fox, C., Abdulla, H. A.., Burdige, D. J., Lewicki, J. Pawel. and Komada, T. (2018). Corrigendum : Composition of dissolved organic matter in pore waters of anoxic marine sediments analyzed by 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Fron. Mar. Sci. 5 , pp. 230.
Johannesson, K. H.., Palmore, C. Dianne., Fackrell, J., Prouty, N. G.., Swarzenski, P. W.., Chevis, D. A.., Telfeyan, K., White, C. D.. and Burdige, D. J. (2017). Rare earth element behavior during groundwater–seawater mixing along the Kona Coast of Hawaii. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 198 , pp. 229-258.
Hung, C., Chen, Y., Hsu, S., Wang, K., Chen, J. and Burdige, D. J. (2016). Erratum: Corrigendum: Using rare earth elements to constrain particulate organic carbon flux in the East China Sea. Scientific Reports 6 (1).
Burdige, D. J., Komada, T., Magen, C. and Chanton, J. P.. (2016). Modeling studies of dissolved organic matter cycling in Santa Barbara Basin (CA, USA) sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 195 , pp. 100-119.
Komada, T., Burdige, D. J., Magen, C., Li, H. and Chanton, J. (2016). Recycling of Organic Matter in the Sediments of Santa Monica Basin, California Borderland. Aquatic Geochemistry 22 (5-6) , pp. 593-618.
Hung, C., Huang, K., Shih, Y., Lin, Y., Chen, H., Wang, C., Ho, C., Hung, C. and Burdige, D. J. (2016). Benthic fluxes of dissolved organic carbon from gas hydrate sediments in the northern South China Sea. Nature-Scientific Reports 6 (1).
Cutter, G. A. and Burdige, D. J. (2016). A Tribute to Thomas M. Church: Exploring Chemical Oceanography in the Coastal Zone—The History and Future. Aquatic Geochemistry 22 (4) , pp. 271-274.
Bianchi, T. S.., Schreiner, K. M.., Smith, R. W.., Burdige, D. J., Woodard, S. and Conley, D. J.. (2016). Redox Effects on Organic Matter Storage in Coastal Sediments During the Holocene: A Biomarker/Proxy Perspective. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 44 (1) , pp. 295-319.
Burdige, D. J., Komada, T., Magen, C. and Chanton, J. P.. (2016). Carbon cycling in Santa Barbara Basin sediments: A modeling study. Journal of Marine Research 64 (3) , pp. 133-159.
Burdige, D. J. (2016). Featured L&O E-Lecture: An Introduction to Marine Sediments with an Emphasis on Sediment Organic Matter Remineralization. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin.
Komada, T., Burdige, D. J., Li, H., Magen, C., Chanton, J. P.. and Cada, A. K.. (2016). Organic matter cycling across the sulfate-methane transition zone of the Santa Barbara Basin, California Borderland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 176 , pp. 259-278.
Li, W., Joshi, S. R.., Hou, G., Burdige, D. J., Sparks, D. L.. and Jaisi, D. P.. (2015). Characterizing phosphorus speciation of Chesapeake Bay sediments using chemical extraction, 31P NMR, and X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology 49 (1) , pp. 203-211.
Joshi, S. R.., Kukkadapu, R. K.., Burdige, D. J., Bowden, M. E.., Sparks, D. L.. and Jaisi, D. P.. (2015). Organic matter remineralization predominates phosphorus cycling in the mid-bay sediments in the Chesapeake Bay. Environmental Science & Technology 49 , pp. 5887-5896.
Chevis, D. A.., Johannesson, K. H.., Burdige, D. J., Tang, J., Moran, S. Bradley. and Kelly, R. P.. (2015). Submarine groundwater discharge of rare earth elements to a tidally-mixed estuary in Southern Rhode Island. Chemical Geology 397 , pp. 128-142.
Corbett, J. Elizabeth., Tfaily, M. M.., Burdige, D. J., Glaser, P. H.. and Chanton, J. P.. (2015). The relative importance of methanogenesis in the decomposition of organic matter in northern peatlands. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences , pp. 2014JG002797.
Chevis, D. A.., Johannesson, K. H.., Burdige, D. J., Cable, J. E.., Martin, J. B.. and Roy, M. (2015). Rare earth element cycling in a sandy subterranean estuary in Florida, USA. Mar. Chem. 176 , pp. 128-142.
Komada, T., Burdige, D. J., Crispo, S. M.., Druffel, E. R. M.., Griffin, S., Johnson, L. and Le, D. (2013). Dissolved organic carbon dynamics in anaerobic sediments of the Santa Monica Basin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 110 , pp. 253-273.
Corbett, J. E.., Burdige, D. J., Tfaily, M. M.., Dial, A. R.., Cooper, W. T.., Glaser, P. H.. and Chanton, J. P.. (2013). Surface production fuels deep heterotrophic respiration in northern peatlands. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27 , pp. 1163-1174.
Burdige, D. J. and Komada, T. (2013). Using ammonium pore water profiles to assess stoichiometry of deep remineralization processes in methanogenic continental margin sediments. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 14 , pp. doi:10.1002/ggge.20117.
Corbett, J. E.., Tfaily, M. M., Burdige, D. J., Cooper, W. T., Glaser, P. H. and Chanton, J. P. (2012). Partitioning peat respiration with stable carbon isotopes. Biogeochemistry.
Hu, X., Zimmerman, R. C. and Burdige, D. J. (2012). δ13C is a signature of light availability and photosynthesis in seagrass. Limnology and Oceanography 57 , pp. 441-448.
Burdige, D. J. and Komada, T. (2011). Anaerobic oxidation of methane and the stoichiometry of remineralization processes in continental margin sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr. 56 , pp. 1781-1796.
Johannesson, K. H.., Chevis, D. A.., Burdige, D. J., Cable, J. E.., Martin, J. B.. and Roy, M. (2011). Submarine groundwater discharge is an important net source of light and middle REEs to coastal waters of the Indian River Lagoon, Florida USA. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 75 , pp. 825-843.
Burdige, D. J. (2011). The temperature dependence of organic matter remineralization in deeply buried marine sediments. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 311 , pp. 396-410.
Dierssen, H., Zimmerman, R. C., Drake, L. and Burdige, D. J. (2010). Benthic ecology from space: optics and net primary production cross the Great Bahama Bank from seagrass and benthic algae. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 411 , pp. 1-15.
Burdige, D. J., Hu, X. and Zimmerman, R. C. (2010). The widespread occurrence of coupled carbonate dissolution/reprecipitation in surface sediments on the Bahamas Bank sediments. Amer. J. Science 310 , pp. 492-521.
Neuweiler, F., Turner, E. C. and Burdige, D. J. (2009). Early Neoproterozoic origin of the metazoan clade recorded in carbonate rock texture: REPLY (to a comment by N. Planavsky). Geology 2009 37 , pp. e196-196 .
Neuweiler, F., Turner, E. C. and Burdige, D. J. (2009). Early Neoproterozoic origin of the Metazoan phylum recorded in carbonate rock texture. Geology 35 , pp. 475-478.
Dierssen, H., Zimmerman, R. C. and Burdige, D. J. (2009). Optics and remote sensing of Bahamian carbonate sediment whitings and potential relationship to wind-driven Langmuir circulation. Biogeosciences 6 , pp. 487-500.
Dierssen, H., Zimmerman, R. C., Drake, L. and Burdige, D. J. (2009). Potential transport of unattached benthic macroalgae to the deep sea through wind-driven Langmuir circulation. Geophys. Res. Let. 36.
Chanton, J. P., Glaser, P. H., Chasar, L. S., Burdige, D. J., Hines, M. E., Siegel, D. I., Tremblay, L. B. and Cooper, W. T. (2008). Radiocarbon evidence for the importance of surface vegetation on fermentation and methanogenesis in contrasting types of boreal peatlands. Global Biogeochem. Cycles 22 , pp. GB4022.
Burdige, D. J., Hu, X. and Zimmerman, R. C. (2008). Rates of carbonate dissolution in permeable sediments estimated from pore-water profiles: the role of sea grasses. Limnol. Oceanogr. 53 , pp. 549-565.
Hu, X. and Burdige, D. J. (2008). Shallow marine carbonate dissolution and early diagenesis – Implications from an incubation study. J. Mar. Res. 66 , pp. 489-527.
Haque, S., Tang, J., Bounds, W. J., Burdige, D. J. and Johannesson, K. H. (2007). Arsenic geochemistry of the Great Dismal Swamp, USA: Possible organic matter controls. Aquat. Geochem. 13 , pp. 289-308.
Johannesson, K. H. and Burdige, D. J. (2007). Balancing the global neodymium budget: Evaluating the role of groundwater. Earth Planet Sci. Letters 253 , pp. 129-142.
Neuweiler, F., Daoust, I., Bourque, P. A. and Burdige, D. J. (2007). Collagen-supported precipitation of authigenic aragonite during the natural degradation of a modern siliceous sponge, Great Bahama Bank, The Bahamas. J. Sed. Res. 77 , pp. 552-563.
Hu, X. and Burdige, D. J. (2007). Enriched stable carbon isotopes in the pore waters of carbonate sediments dominated by seagrasses: evidence for coupled carbonate dissolution and reprecipitation. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 71 , pp. 129-144.
Burdige, D. J. (2007). The preservation of organic matter in marine sediments: Controls, mechanisms and an imbalance in sediment organic carbon budgets?. Chem. Rev. 107 , pp. 467-485 .
Burdige, D. J. (2005). The burial of terrestrial organic carbon in marine sediments: A re-assessment. Global Biogeochem. Cycles 19.
Nueweiler, F. and Burdige, D. J. (2005). The modern calcifying sponge Spheciospongia vesparium (Lamark, 1815), Great Bahama Bank: Implications for ancient sponge mud mounds. Sediment. Geol. 175 , pp. 89-98.
Sharpe, J. H.., Beauregard, A. Y.., Burdige, D. J., Cauwet, G., Curless, S. E.., Lauck, R., Nagel, K., Ogawa, H., Parker, A. E.., Prim, O., Pujo-Pay, M., Savidge, W. B. ., Seitzinger, S., Spyres, G. and Styles, R. (2004). A direct instrument comparison for measurement of total dissolved nitrogen in seawater. Mr. Chem. 84 , pp. 181-193.
Komada, T., Reimers, C. E.., Luther III, G. W.. and Burdige, D. J. (2004). Factors affecting dissolved organic matter dynamics in mixed-redox to anoxic coastal sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 68 , pp. 4099-4111.
Johannesson, K. H.., Tang, J., Daniels, J. M.., Bounds, W. J.. and Burdige, D. J. (2004). Organic geochemistry of rare earth elements in blackwaters of the Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia, USA. Chem. Geol. 209 , pp. 271-294.
Burdige, D. J., Kline, S. A.. and Chen, W. (2004). The cycling of fluorescent dissolved organic matter in contrasting marine sediments. Mar. Chem. 89 , pp. 289-311.
Berelson, W., McManus, J., Coale, K., Johnson, K., Kilgore, T., Burdige, D. J., Colodner, D., Chavez, F., Kudela, R. and Boucher, J. (2003). A time series of benthic flux measurements from Monterey Bay, CA. Cont. Shelf. Res. 23 , pp. 457-481.
Sharpe, J. H.., Rinker, K. R.., Savidge, K. B.., Abell, J., Benaim, J. Y.., Bronk, D., Burdige, D. J., Cauwet, G., Chen, W., Doval, M. D.., Hansell, D., Hopkinson, C., Kattner, G., Kaumeyer, N., McGlathery, K. J.., Merriam, J., Morely, N., Nagel, K., Ogawa, H., Pollard, C., Pujo-Pay, M., Raimbault, P., Sambrotto, R., Seitzinger, S., Spyres, G., Tirendi, F., Walsh, T. W.. and Wong, C. S.. (2002). A preliminary methods comparison for measurement of dissolved organic nitrogen in seawater. Mar. Chem. 78 , pp. 171-187.
Burdige, D. J. and Zimmerman, R. C. (2002). Impact of seagrass density on carbonate dissolution in Bahamian sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr. 47 (6) , pp. 1751-1763.
Burdige, D. J. (2001). Dissolved organic matter in estuarine sediment pore waters. in Organic Geochemical Tracers in Estuaries (E. Canuel and T. Bianchi, eds.). Org. Geochem. 32 , pp. 487-505.
Burdige, D. J., Skoog, A. and Gardner, K. G.. (2000). Dissolved and particulate carbohydrates in contrasting marine sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 64 , pp. 1029-1041.
Skrabal, S. A.., Donat, J. R.. and Burdige, D. J. (2000). Pore water distributions of dissolved copper and copper-complexing ligands in estuarine sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 64 , pp. 1843-1857.
Burdige, D. J., Berelson, W. M.., McManus, J., Coale, K. and Johnson, K. (1999). Fluxes of dissolved organic carbon from California continental margin sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 63 , pp. 1507-1515.
McManus, J., Berelson, W. M.., Klinkhammer, G. P.., Johnson, K., Coale, K., Anderson, R., Kumar, N., Burdige, D. J., Hammond, D. E.., Brumsack, H. J.. and McCorkle, D. C.. (1998). Geochemistry of barium in marine sediments: Potential influence of diagenesis on burial. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 62 , pp. 3453-3473.
Burdige, D. J. and Gardner, K. G.. (1998). Molecular weight distribution of dissolved organic carbon in marine sediment pore waters. Mar. Chem. 62 , pp. 45-64.
Burdige, D. J. and Zheng, S. (1998). The biogeochemical cycling of dissolved organic nitrogen in estuarine sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43 , pp. 1796-1813.
Skrabal, S. A.., Donat, J. R.. and Burdige, D. J. (1997). Fluxes of copper-complexing ligands from estuarine sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr. 42 , pp. 992-996.
Dhakar, S. P.. and Burdige, D. J. (1996). A coupled, non-linear steady-state model for early diagenetic processes in pelagic marine sediments. Am. J. Sci. 296 , pp. 296-330.
Berelson, W. M.., McManus, J., Kilgore, T., Coale, K., Johnson, K. S.., Burdige, D. J. and Pilskaln, C. (1996). Biogenic matter diagenesis on the seafloor: A comparison of two continental margin transects. J. Mar. Res. 54 , pp. 731-762.
Burdige, D. J., Huang, C. M.., Krishna, N. and Scully, F. E.. (1995). Aliphatic amines in Chesapeake Bay sediments. Marine Chem. 51 , pp. 45-54.
Lustwerk, R. L.. and Burdige, D. J. (1995). Elimination of dissolved sulfide interference in the flow injection determination of ∑CO2 by the addition of molybdate. Limnol. Oceanogr. 40 , pp. 1011-1012.
Burdige, D. J. and Homstead, J. (1994). Fluxes of dissolved organic carbon from Chesapeake Bay sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 58 , pp. 3407-3424.
Anderson, I. C.., Poth, M. A.., Homstead, J. and Burdige, D. J. (1993). A comparison of NO and N2O production by autotrophic and heterotrophic nitrifiers. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 59 , pp. 3525-3533.
Burdige, D. J. (1993). The biogeochemistry of manganese and iron reduction in marine sediments. Earth-Sci Rev. 35 , pp. 249-284.
Burdige, D. J., Dhakar, S. P.. and Nealson, K. H.. (1992). Effects of manganese oxide mineralogy on microbial and chemical manganese reduction. Geomicrobiology J. 10 , pp. 29-50.
Burdige, D. J., Alperin, M. J.., Homstead, J. and Martin, C. S.. (1992). The role of benthic fluxes of dissolved organic carbon in oceanic and sedimentary carbon cycling. Geophys. Res. Letters 19 , pp. 1851-1854.
Burdige, D. J. (1991). Microbial processes affecting alanine and glutamic acid in anoxic marine sediments. FEMS Microbiol. Ecology 85 , pp. 211-231.
Velinsky, D. J.., Fogel, M. L.. and Burdige, D. J. (1991). Nitrogen diagenesis in anoxic marine sediments: isotope effects. Annu. Rep. Director Geophys. Lab., Carnegie Institution Washington 1990-1991 , pp. 154-162.
Burdige, D. J. (1991). The kinetics of organic matter mineralization in anoxic marine sediments. J. Mar. Research 49 , pp. 727-761.
Burdige, D. J. and Martens, C. S.. (1990). Biogeochemical cycling in an organic-rich marine basin. 11. The sedimentary cycling of dissolved, free amino acids. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 54 , pp. 3033-3052.
Burdige, D. J. (1989). The effects of sediment slurrying on microbial processes, and the role of amino acids as substrates for sulfate reduction in anoxic, marine sediments. Biogeochem. 8 , pp. 1-23.
Burdige, D. J. and Martens, C. S.. (1988). Biogeochemical cycling in an organic-rich marine basin. 10. The role of amino acids in sedimentary carbon and nitrogen cycling. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 52 , pp. 1571-1584.
Burdige, D. J. and Nealson, K. H.. (1986). Chemical and microbiological studies of sulfide-mediated manganese reduction. Geomicrobiology J. 4 (361-387).
Burdige, D. J. and Nealson, K. H.. (1985). Microbial manganese reduction by enrichment cultures from coastal marine sediments. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 50 , pp. 491-497.
Kepkay, P. E.., Burdige, D. J. and Nealson, K. H.. (1984). Kinetics of microbial manganese binding and oxidation. Geomicrobiology J. 3 , pp. 245-262.
Burdige, D. J. and Gieskes, J. M.. (1983). A pore water/solid phase diagenetic model for manganese in marine sediments. Am. J. Sci. 283 , pp. 29-47.
Burdige, D. J. and Kepkay, P. E.. (1983). Determination of bacterial manganese oxidation rates in sediments using an in situ dialysis technique, I. Laboratory studies. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 47 , pp. 1907-1916.
Burdige, D. J. and Sweigart, D. A.. (1983). Mechanism of addition of N-propylimidazole to tetraphenylporphinatoiron(III)chloride. Inorg. Chim. Acta 28 , pp. L131-133.

Books

Burdige, D. J. (2006). Geochemistry of Marine Sediments . Princeton Univ. Press.

Book Chapters

Burdige, D. J. (2018). Diagenesis Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology Springer.
Burdige, D. J. and Komada, T. (2015). Sediment pore waters Biogeochemistry of marine dissolved organic matter (pp. 535-577) Elsevier.
Burdige, D. J. (2012). Estuarine and coastal sediments – coupled biogeochemical cycling Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science (pp. 279-316) Academic Press.
Pilskaln, C., Burdige, D. J., Cai, W., Canuel, E. and Hu, X. (2012). Sediment-water exchange Report of the U.S. East Coast Carbon Cycle Synthesis Workshop (pp. 11-12).
Burdige, D. J. (2002). Sediment pore waters Biogeochemistry of marine dissolved organic matter (pp. 611-663) Academic Press.
Burdige, D. J. (1988). Organic matter remineralization in anoxic estuarine and coastal marine sediments Sediment Processes and Sediment Modeling (pp. 51-58) Mahwah, NJ: HydroQual, Inc.
Burdige, D. J., Kepkay, P. E.. and Nealson, K. H.. (1983). An in situ method for determining microbial manganese oxidation rates in sediments Biomineralization and Biological Metal Accumulation (pp. 481-487) D. Reidel Pub. Co.

Presentations

Burdige, D. J. ( 2018). Linking iron oxide mineralogy and organic matter preservation in sediments Keynote/Plenary Address 2018 Goldschmidt Conference Boston, MA.
Long, M., Zimmerman, R. C., Burdige, D. J. and McCorkle, D. C. ( 2018). Accessing diel changes in coastal oxygen, pH and carbonate chemistry driven by ecosystem metabolic processes Oral Presentation 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting Portland, OR.
Zimmerman, R. C., Hill, V. and Burdige, D. J. ( 2017). Understanding the role of seagrasses in sequestering CO2 in coastal habitats Oral Presentation 2017 Biennial CERF meeting Providence, RI.
Komada, T. and Burdige, D. J. ( 2016). What constitutes the refractory component of pore-water dissolved organic matter? Poster 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting .
Burdige, D. J., Abdulla, H. and Komada, T. ( 2016). Dissolved organic matter (DOM) cycling in anoxic marine sediments: General observations and the formation of refractory DOM Lecture Microbial contribution and impact on soil organic matter, structure and genesis (SOMmic), Leipzig, Germany.
Burdige, D. J. ( 2015). Sediments as a Source of Refractory Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) to the Coastal and Open Ocean Lecture International Workshop on Organic Carbon Cycle and Biogeochemistry in Marginal Sea Qingdao, China.
Burdige, D. J. (May , 2014). The cycling and reactivity of dissolved organic matter in anoxic marine sediments Lecture McGill University Montreal, Canada.
  • 2017: Elected a Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography , ASLO
  • 2016: NSF Antarctic Service Award Medal , NSF
  • 2009: Citation by Discover magazine of Neuweiler et al. (2009, Geology) as the #12 scientific , DISCOVER magazine
  • 2008: ODU Faculty Development Fund Award ,
  • 2004: Elected to Phi Kappa Phi ,
  • 1990: Elected to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society