William Burt

Postdoctoral Fellow

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow

ESB 2017
  • Marine Carbon Cycling
  • Ocean Optics
  • Phytoplankton productivity



  • EOSC373: Intro Oceanography: Climate and Ecosystems (Spring 2017)

Teaching Assistant

  • OCEA 2000/2002: Blue Planet (Fall 2012-Spring 2014)
  • GEOG 1030: Physical Geography (Fall 2009-Spring 2011)

Guest Lecturing

  • OCEA 3002: Introduction to Chemical Oceanography (2013-2014)
  • B.Sc. Geoscience - University of Victoria (2003-2008)
  • Ph.D. Oceanography - Dalhousie University (2009-2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Dalhousie University (2015-2016)

Burt, W. J., and P. D. Tortell (In Review). Observations of Zooplankton Diel Vertical Migration from High-Resolution Surface Ocean Optical Measurements. Geophysical Research Letters. Manuscript number: 2018GL079339.

Burt, W. J., T. K. Westberry, M. J. Behrenfeld, C. Zeng, R. W. Izett, and P. D. Tortell, (2018). Carbon : Chlorophyll ratios and net primary productivity of Subarctic Pacific surface waters derived from autonomous shipboard sensors. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32. http://doi.org/10.1002/2017GB005783

Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, L. A. Miller, M. A. Granskog, T. N. Papakyriakou, and L. Pengelly (2016). Inorganic Carbon Cycling and Biogeochemical Processes in an Arctic Inland Sea (Hudson Bay). Biogeosciences, http://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4659-2016.

Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, M. Hagens, J. Pätsch, N. M. Clargo, L. A. Salt, V. Winde, and M. E. Böttcher (2016). Carbon sources in the North Sea evaluated by means of radium and stable carbon isotope tracers. Limnol. Oceanog. http://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10243.

Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, J. Pätsch, A. M. Omar, C. Schrum, U. Daewel, H. Brenner, H. J. W. de Baar (2014). Radium isotopes as a tracer of sediment-water column exchange in the North Sea. Glob. Biogeochem. Cycles, 28, http://doi.org/10.1002/2014GB004825.

Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, and J.-P. Auclair (2013), Short-lived radium isotopes on the Scotian Shelf: Unique distributions and tracers of cross-shelf CO2 and nutrient transport, Mar. Chem., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2013.05.007.

Burt, W. J., H. Thomas, K. Fennel, and E. Horne (2013). Sediment-water column fluxes of carbon, oxygen and nutrients in Bedford Basin, Nova Scotia, inferred from 224Ra measurements. Biogeosciences, 10, 53-66, http://doi.org/10.5194/bg-10-53-2013