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Edward A. Boyle

Professor of Ocean Geochemistry
Director of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program



Research Interests:
Ed Boyle's research group works on trace metals and trace metal isotope ratios in the oceans, estuaries, rivers, and ice cores. Trace metals are used as probes of the modern ocean (e.g., Pb and Fe biogeochemistry of the ocean) and as tracers of the past operation of the ocean (e.g., Cd in corals and foraminifera).

Selected Publications:
Lee, J.-M., E.A. Boyle, Y. Echegoyen-Sanz, J.N. Fitzsimmons, R. Zhang and R.A. Kayser, 2011: Analysis of trace metals (Cu, Cd, Pb, and Fe) in seawater using single batch Nitrilotriacetate resin extraction and isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, Analytica Chimica Acta, 686(1-2): 93-101

A. Kavner, S.G. John, S. Sass, E.A. Boyle (2008) Redox-driven stable isotope fractionation in transition metals: Application to Zn electroplating, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 72:1731–1741

A.E. Kelly, M.K. Reuer, N.F. Goodkin, & E.A. Boyle (2009), Lead Concentrations and Isotopes in Corals and Water near Bermuda, 1780-2000, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 283:93-100

Jingfeng Wu, Robert Rember, Meibin Jin, Edward A. Boyle and Russ A. Flegal (2010) Isotopic evidence for the source of lead in the North Pacific abyssal water, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 75:460-468