7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
Olivier Rouxel

Associate Professor

Department of Oceanography
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-8333
Lab: (808) 956-9875
Fax: (808)-956-9225
E-mail: orouxel@hawaii.edu


Curriculum Vitae


  • H.D.R (2014) - Marine Geosciences, Habilitation, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
  • Ph.D. (2002) - Geochemistry, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (Thèse de 3eme cycle, Geosciences), France (with honors)
  • M.S. (1998) - Earth Sciences, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (DEA Geosciences), France
  • Engineer (1998) - Geology, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Geologie, Nancy, France

Research Interests:

    • The co-evolution of life, earth and biogeochemical cycles
    • Weathering processes and Earth surface geochemical cycles
    • Sources and biogeochemical cycling of metals in the ocean
    • Metal stable isotopes in paleoceanography
    • Biosignatures of the deep subsurface biosphere
    • Seafloor hydrothermal systems
    • Formation and significance of marine mineral deposits
    • Analytical development and application of non-traditional stable isotopes
Olivier Rouxel


Lab Web Site: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/faculty/rouxel/Home.html

Ten Selected Publications:

Rouxel O., Toner B., Manganini S., German C.; Geochemistry and Iron Isotope Systematics in Hydrothermal Plume Fall-out at EPR 9°50’N. Chemical Geology doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.08.027

Chever, F., Rouxel, O., Croot, P.L., Ponzevera, E., Wuttig, K. and Auro, M. (2015) Total dissolvable and dissolved iron isotopes in the water column of the Peru upwelling regime.Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.162, 66–82

Lever M.A., Rouxel O., Alt J., Shimizu N., Ono S., Coggon R.M., Shanks III W.C., Lapham L., Elvert M., Prieto-Mollar X., Heinrichs K.W., Inagaki F. and Teske A.P., (2013) Evidence for Microbial Carbon and Sulfur Cycling in Deeply Buried Ridge Flank Basalt. Science, 339, 1305-1308

Planavsky N.J., Rouxel O., Bekker A., Reinhard C.T., Lalonde S., Konhauser K., Lyons T.W., (2010) The evolution of the marine phosphate reservoir. Nature, 467, 1088-1090

Escoube R., Rouxel O., Sholkovitz E. and Donard O. (2009) Iron Isotope Systematics in Estuaries: The case of the North River, Massachusetts (USA). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 73, 4045-4059

Rouxel O., Shanks W.C., Bach W. and Edwards K. (2008) Integrated Fe and S isotope study of seafloor hydrothermal vents at East Pacific Rise 9-10°N. Chem. Geol., 252, 214-227

Rouxel O., Ono S., Alt J., Rumble D. & J. Ludden (2008) Sulfur Isotope Evidence for Microbial Sulfate Reduction in Altered Oceanic Basalts at ODP Site 801. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 268, 110-123

Anbar A. & Rouxel O. (2007) Metal Isotopes in Paleoceanography. Ann. Rev. Earth. Planet. Sci., 35, 717:746

Rouxel O., Bekker A. and Edwards K. (2005) Iron isotope constraints on the Archean and Paleo-Proterozoic Ocean Redox State. Science, 307, 1088-1091

Rouxel O., Dobbek N., Ludden J. and Fouquet Y. (2003) Iron Isotope Fractionation During Oceanic Crust Alteration. Chemical Geology, 202, 155-182