Jan Veizer
Jan Veizer
Distinguished University Professor
Emeritus Professor

P.G., RNDr: Bratislava (1964, 1968)
CGeolSc: Slovak Academy of Sciences (1968)
PhD: Australian National University (1971)

STM 453
(613) 562-5800 ext. 6461

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Dr. Veizer's work has five directions: (1) theoretical and practical development of chemical and isotopic techniques for studies of diagenesis in carbonates, (2) development of isotopic curves for past seawater, (3) development of the quantitative concepts of recycling for the terrestrial exogenic system, (4) quantification of biogeochemical cycles in riverine systems and (5) climate evolution on geological times

Selected publications

  • Dubois, K., Carignan, R., Veizer, J. Can pelagic net heterotrophy account for carbon fluxes from eastern Canadian lakes?. Applied Geochemistry, 24, 988-998, 2009
  • Korte, C., Jones, P.J., Brand, U., Mertmann, D., Veizer, J. Oxygen isotope values from high latitudes: clues for Permiam sea-surface temperatiure gradients and Late Palezoic deglaciation. Palaeogeography, Paleoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 269, 1-16, 2008
  • Ferguson, P.R., Veizer, J. The coupling of water and carbon fluxes via the terrestrial biosphere and its significance to the Earth's climate system. Journal Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 112, D24S06, doi: 10. 1029/2007JD008431, 2007
  • Veizer, J., Godderis, Y., François, L.M. Evidence for decoupling of atmospheric CO2 and global climate during the Phanerozoic eon. Nature, 408, 698-701, 2000
  • Veizer, J., Ala, D., Azmy, K., Bruckschen, P., Bulh, D., Bruhn, F., Carden, G.A.F., Diener, A., Ebneth, S., Goddéris, Y., Jasper, T., Korte, C., Pawellek, F., Podlaha, O.G., Strauss, H. 87Sr/86Sr, d13C and d18O evolution of Phanerozoic seawater. Chemical Geology, 161, 59-88, 1999

Research interests

  • Isotopes
  • Sea water
  • Carbon cycle
  • Paleoclimate