BORGES Alberto


Directeur de recherche FNRS & Fonds assoc.

BORGES Alberto

Faculté des Sciences
Département d'astrophysique, géophysique et océanographie (AGO)
Chemical Oceanography Unit (COU)
Faculté des Sciences
Département d'astrophysique, géophysique et océanographie (AGO)
Freshwater and OCeanic science Unit of reSearch (FOCUS)

ULiège address
Bât. B5A Chemical Oceanography Unit (COU)
Quartier Agora
allée du six Août 19
4000 Liège 1
ULiège phone number
+32 4 3663187
ULiège Fax
+32 4 3663367
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Conseil sectoriel à la recherche et à la valorisation
Sciences et Techniques
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University degrees
2001: Docteur en Sciences (Université de Liège)
1996: Licence en Océanologie (Université de Liège)
1994: Licence en Biologie (Université Libre de Bruxelles)


Alberto Vieira Borges was born in Portugal in 1972, graduated in Biology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1994, graduated in Oceanology from the Université de Liège in 1996, and obtained his PhD from the Université de Liège in 2001. His research interest is on carbon cycling across aquatic ecosystems (freshwaters, estuarine environments, continental shelves and open ocean) with an emphasis on the exchange of CO2, CH4, N2O et DMS with the atmosphere. His master thesis and PhD thesis were supervised by Michel Frankignoulle (1957-2005). He became a research associate at the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique in 2005 (promoted Research Director in 2019). During the PhD, he worked on CO2 dynamics over European continental shelves (North Sea, English Channel, Bay of Biscay, Iberian coast), then after on tropical estuaries and mangroves (India, Kenya, Vietnam), and more recently on CH4 and CO2 dynamics in tropical lakes and rivers, in particular in Africa (DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya), including the Congo River and most of the Rift Lakes (Kivu, Edward, Albert, Tanganyika, Victoria).

Research field

  • Océanographie physique et chimique

Duties or mandates

  • Research Director F.R.S.-F.N.R.S.

Scientific distinctions

  • European Geosciences Union Outstanding Young Scientist Award (2004)
  • Associate Editor of Distinction of Estuaries and Coasts from ERF (2017)
  • Biogeosciences Outstanding Reviewer Award (2019)

ULiège Course

Carbon, nutrient, greenhouse gases dynamics in marine ecosystems and geological oceanography
- Carbon, nutrient, greenhouse gases dynamics in marine ecosystems, 20h Th, 5h Pr, BORGES Alberto
- Marine sediment geochemistry, 15h Th, 15h Pr, FAGEL Nathalie

Chemical oceanography, 20h Th, 5h Pr, 2j T. t., BORGES Alberto

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