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Division on Biogeosciences

President: Giuliana Panieri (bg@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Cornelia Rumpel (cornelia.rumpel@grignon.inra.fr)

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 researches from the field of applied Biogeosciences as well as industrial professionals. Experimental, conceptual, and modelling approaches are welcome.

Recent awardees

Antje Boetius

Antje Boetius

  • 2018
  • Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal

The 2018 Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal is awarded to Antje Boetius for groundbreaking contributions to biogeosciences and spearheading research on methane-based metabolisms and the marine carbon cycle.


Jack J. Middelburg

Jack J. Middelburg

  • 2017
  • Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal

The 2017 Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal is awarded to Jack J. Middelburg for his seminal contributions to biogeosciences, linking macrofaunal ecology and biogeochemical processes.


Michaela A. Dippold

Michaela A. Dippold

  • 2017
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Michaela A. Dippold for outstanding research in the field of terrestrial biogeosciences. The originality of her research is the use of position specific labeling of organic molecules to understand their turnover and fate in soil.


Joachim Jansen

Joachim Jansen

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Joachim Jansen Carbon trace gas dynamics in subarctic lakes


Kimberly C. Galvez

Kimberly C. Galvez

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Kimberly C. Galvez The Variability of Cold-water Coral Growth within the Straits of Florida


Raphael Weber

Raphael Weber

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Raphael Weber Shaded trees save their carbon


Sara Milner

Sara Milner

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Sara Milner Assessing the biomineralization processes in the shell microstructure of modern brachiopods: variations in the oxygen isotope composition and minor element ratios

Latest posts from the BG blog

Welcome to EGU 2018!

Dear all BG members, welcome to EGU 2018! Remember our annual BG Division meeting that will be held on Thursday, April 12, 12:15-13:15 in Room L2. Enclosed the Agenda. This year, the Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal of our Division is awarded to Antje Boetius. All invited at the Medal Lecture on Tuesday, April 10, 14:00–15:00 in Room C See you all this evening for the ice breaker at the Opening Reception 18:30-21:00 and in the ECS Corner Foyer E. Giuliana …


abstract submission

We are sorry to hear that people are experiencing difficulties submitting their last-minute #EGU18 abstracts & paying the APCs. If this is the case for you, you will be able to submit your abstract later today


Understanding the role of microbes in cold seep habitats

Understanding the role of microbes in cold seep habitats

A cold seep is an area of the ocean seafloor where hydrogen sulfide, methane and other hydrocarbon-rich fluid seepage occurs. These parts of the ocean floor still remain a large mystery for scientists, in particular for the occurence of hydrothermal vents. In between these vents, microbes live that play a role in the local and global carbon budget. However their exact role remains largerly unknown… Microbes are globally distributed among different environments and catalyze most of the geochemical processes. In …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

With the EGU General Assembly just over a week away, we have a number of updates on the meeting, happening in Vienna from 8–13 April. Our conference organiser Copernicus has launched a great mobile app, and we recently announced a number of measures to reduce the environmental impact of the conference, from encouraging people to travel by train to introducing an option for participants to offset their carbon footprint. On the EGU blog, GeoLog, you can find posts about the city of Vienna, and a selection of Union-wide events, short courses and policy activities at the EGU General Assembly. For students taking part in the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO, there are also some tips from the judges on how to prepare a poster or PICO presentation.

This month, we have also announced that we are accepting nominations for EGU awards and medals. We encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages.

Last but not the least, we have also announced that we are launching two new publications at the 2018 General Assembly: a journal, Geoscience Communication, and a compilation, the Encyclopedia of Geosciences. Find these and many other EGU updates below.

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