ASSISTANT PROFESSOR; BOSTON UNIVERSITY; Department of Earth Sciences
, Geological Sciences, Cornell University, 2000
M.S., Geological Sciences, Cornell University, 1996
B.S., Geology (Summa Cum Laude), Ohio University, 1993
Research in low-temperature geochemistry at BU centers on understanding feedbacks between Earth’s climate and the biogeochemical processes that take place on Earth’s surface. Our research tackles both modern processes and interpreting the geologic record of Earth’s past. A primary focus is on the processes that control chemical weathering of rocks, which liberate nutrients to ecosystems, produce soils, and regulate the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere on geologic timescales.
2016 (In Press)
Lithological Influences on Contemporary and Long-Term Regolith Weathering at the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory. Buss, H.L., Lara Chapela M., Moore, O.W., Kurtz A.C., Schulz, M.S., White A.F. (2016): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
EVALUATION OF SHALLOW FLOW PATHWAYS AND RELATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOLUTE FLUXES IN A TROPICAL SMALL MOUNTAINOUS RIVER: LUQUILLO, PUERTO RICO. Goldsmith, S.T., Porder, S., Kurtz, A. (2013): GSA, Annual meeting 2013
Germanium-silicon as a flow path tracer: Application to the Rio Icacos watershed. Kurtz A.C., Lugolobi F., Salvucci G. (2011): Water Resources Research