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Division on Biogeosciences

President: Lisa Wingate (Emailbg@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Robyn Pickering (Email)
ECS Representative: Elsa Abs (Emailecs-bg@egu.eu)

The Division on Biogeosciences integrates biological, chemical, and physical sciences dealing with processes and interactions within terrestrial and extraterrestrial realms through the current and earlier geological history of Earth and solar system in general. Its focus is beyond the established scientific approaches embracing multi- and interdisciplinary understandings of the biosphere functioning in space and time. In this division, we encourage the participation of scientists across different disciplines, including researchers from the field of applied biogeosciences as well as industrial professionals. Experimental, conceptual, and modelling approaches are welcome.

Latest posts from the BG blog

Meet your BG team 2024/2025

The Biogeoscience division team has changed over the last year, and in this blog post, we are delighted to introduce our new team of representatives and describe their roles and research interests so that you can get to know them better. Our division is led by a President and Deputy President, supported by two Early Career Scientist Representatives and several sub-division officers who cover various aspects of biogeosciences. We are also excited to introduce our new Policy Officer and the …


Five questions to our new Biogeoscience Early Career Scientist Representatives

There have been some changes in our division lately! The most important one is the election of our two new ECS Representatives: Elsa Abs and Sílvia Poblador! Sílvia and Elsa will be responsible for all things early career in the BG Division during the 2024 – 2026 term. We took the opportunity to ask them some questions about their scientific journeys and their plans for the upcoming year. We also want to take the time to give a big Thank …


Eco-Omics: Harnessing meta-omics to understand the biogeosciences across scales: from the cell to Earth system.

Spatial and temporal changes in environmental conditions over billions of years have driven the evolution of diverse microbial, fungal and plant species that have shaped the ecosystems, atmosphere and climate of our Earth system. Understanding the function and resilience of organisms and our biomes in response to climatic change and their complex feedbacks requires knowledge of its component parts and their interactions. Technological innovations in the measurement and interpretation of expansive and detailed ‘meta-omics’ datasets are poised to reveal mechanistic …


EGU by fair means

How to commute from Freising to Vienna by bike In the world of alpinism, the phrase “by fair means” is ubiquitous, though its definition is vague. Most people would agree that a key requirement of a “fair means ascent” is minimizing the tradeoff between convenience and reliance on external aids. If that sounds like it leaves a lot of room for interpretation, it’s because it does. More recently, though, “by fair means” is often used to describe the approach rather …

Recent awardees

Daniel J. Conley

Daniel J. Conley

  • 2024
  • Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal

The 2024 Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal is awarded to Daniel J. Conley for pioneering studies of how altered nitrogen, phosphorous and silica cycling impact aquatic and coastal eutrophication, and applying science to inform environmental management strategies.


Eliane Gomes Alves

Eliane Gomes Alves

  • 2024
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2024 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Eliane Gomes Alves for her exceptional scientific contribution to the understanding of biogenic volatile organic compound emissions from tropical rainforests, and their interplay with atmospheric chemistry and climate.


Tom Battin

Tom Battin

  • 2023
  • Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal

The 2023 Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal is awarded to Tom Battin for fundamental contributions to the biogeosciences through studies linking biology, ecology, chemistry and hydrology to the functioning and of inland waters across scales.


Hana  Jurikova

Hana Jurikova

  • 2023
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2023 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Hana Jurikova for her exceptional scientific contribution to the biogeosciences, improving our understanding of the causes and consequences of historic perturbations in the marine carbon cycle.


Marianne Böhm

Marianne Böhm

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Marianne Böhm Characterizing forest structure using LiDAR and multi-frequency SAR remote sensing


Nicolò Anselmetto

Nicolò Anselmetto

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Nicolò Anselmetto Assessing spatiotemporal resolution of variables in landscape-scale species distribution models


Rodrigo San Martin

Rodrigo San Martin

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Rodrigo San Martin South American Chaco: fires, land-use and climate


Zhen Xu

Zhen Xu

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Zhen Xu Early Triassic super-greenhouse climate driven by vegetation collapse

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In our June Issue, we learn about exciting new research by EGU Ocean Sciences Division Outstanding ECS Award winner Alessandro Silvano, discover ways for you to handle tokenism in speaking invitations, meet EGU's new President, Peter van der Beek and take a look back at a webinar from 2021 on Ocean Conservation with Rebecca Helm.

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