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Alfonso Mucci

Professor and Department Chair

Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0E8

Email: alfonso [dot] mucci [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Tel: 514.398.4892

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EPSC 542 Chemical Oceanography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 580 Aqueous Geochemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Application of chemical thermodynamics, kinetics and surface chemistry to the characterization of mineral-solution interactioms in aquatic environments, carbonate geochemistry, early diagenesis of marine and coastal sediments, trace metal and environmental geochemistry in freshwater and marine systems.

Recent Publications

Luther III, G.W., Madison, A.S., Mucci, A., Sundby, B., and Oldham, V.B., (2015). A kinetic approach to assess the strengths of ligands bound to soluble Mn(III). Marine Chemistry, 173, 93-99.

Mucci, A., Bernier, G., and Guignard, C., (2015). Mercury remobilization in Saguenay Fjord (Quebec, Canada) sediments: Insights following a mass-flow event and its capping efficiency. Applied Geochemistry, 54, 13-26.

Shao, Y., El-Baghdadi, A., He, Z., Mucci, A., and Fournier, B., (2015). Carbon dioxide-activated steel slag for slag-bonded wallboard application. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 27(3), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001055.

Sundby, B., Lecroart, P., Anschutz, P., Katsev, S., and Mucci, A., (2015). When deep diagenesis in Arctic Ocean sediments compromises manganese-based geochronology. Marine Geology, 366, 62-68.

Barber, A., Lalonde, K., Mucci, A., and Gélinas, Y., (2014). The role of iron in the diagenesis of organic carbon and nitrogen in sediments: A long-term incubation experiment. Marine Chemistry, 162, 1-9.

Giesbrecht, K.E., Miller, L.A., Davelaar, M., Zimmerman, S., Carmack, E., Johnson, W.K., Macdonald, R.W., McLaughlin, F., Mucci, A., Williams, W. J., Wong, C.S., and Yamamoto-Kawai, M., (2014). Measurements of the dissolved inorganic carbon system and associated biogeochemical parameters in the Canadian Arctic, 1974-2009. Earth System Science Data Discussion , 6, 91-104, doi: 10.5194/essdd-6-91-2014.

Kim, S.-T., Gebbinck, C.K., Mucci, A., and Coplen, T.B., (2014). Oxygen isotope systematics in the aragonite-CO2-H2O-NaCl system up to 0.7mol/kg ionic strength at 25°C. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 137, 147-158.

Miller, A., Giesbrecht, K.E., Mucci, A., and Zimmerman, S., (2014). Changes in the marine carbonate system of the western Arctic: Patterns in a rescued data set. Polar Research, 33, 20577-20593, doi.org/10.3402/polar.v33.20577.

Silverberg, N., Bahena, F.A., and Mucci, A., (2014). Time-series measurements of settling particulate matter in Alfonso Basin, LaPaz Bay, southwestern Gulf of California. Continental Shelf Research, 84, 169-187, doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2014.05.005.

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