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BG Biogeosciences Division on Biogeosciences

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Division on Biogeosciences
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Division on Biogeosciences

President: Lisa Wingate (bg@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Cornelia Rumpel (cornelia.rumpel@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

Susan E. Trumbore

Susan E. Trumbore

  • 2021
  • Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal

The 2021 Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal is awarded to Susan E. Trumbore for her outstanding contributions to biogeosciences in general, and in particular for leading the scientific community in quantifying terrestrial carbon turnover using radiocarbon.


Lucy Rowland

Lucy Rowland

  • 2021
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Lucy Rowland for her exceptional scientific contributions to the biogeosciences, improving our understanding of water and carbon cycling in tropical rainforests and their interplay with climate and land-use policy.


Pierre Friedlingstein

Pierre Friedlingstein

  • 2020
  • Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal

The 2020 Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal is awarded to Pierre Friedlingstein for exceptional contributions to biogeosciences in leading the quantification of the carbon-climate feedbacks in a changing world.


Caitlin E. Hicks Pries

Caitlin E. Hicks Pries

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Caitlin E. Hicks Pries for her exceptional contributions to biogeosciences in general and in particular, the terrestrial carbon cycle and the interplay of soil and plant processes with climate.

Latest posts from the BG blog

Looking back at our first BG campfire.

The BG division is extremely excited about including campfire events in our regular program. Campfires are informal events where we would like to bring together the biogeosciences community to discuss, learn or implement new ideas. To do so, we first wanted to know what the hottest topics are that interest our members. We celebrated the first BG campfire event last May 27th. It was an exciting meeting with more than 20 participants. We also invited the ECS Representative team of …


Apply to become a BG Scientific Officer

Biogeosciences Division Structure During the last EGU Biogeosciences Division Meeting we revealed how the BG Division would evolve over the next 12 months with your support and guidance. The new BG structure will consist of eight sub-divisions illustrated below. This structure maintains the visibility, expertise and diversity of our Biogeosciences community whilst creating new thematics that provide clear opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange within the BG Division across rapidly growing fields. New BG Scientific Officers Required The BG Division is now …


From the forest to the ocean – get to know the new ECS representative team of the Biogeosciences division!

The Biogeosciences division is among the most diverse in the EGU, from marine and terrestrial sciences to extraterrestrial studies and remote sensing applications. Therefore, there is a need of a team of ECS representatives covering a wide range of research interests and topics. Do you want to know them? Elisabet Martínez-Sancho is a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL. Her research has focused on understanding the impact of climate change on tree …


World Ocean Day 2021!

Today (8th June) marks World Ocean Day, celebrated annually since 1992 World Ocean Day is a chance to celebrate the 71% of our planet covered by the Ocean and reflect on the actions we need to take to preserve this vital part of our Earth System. Each year, World Ocean Day has a different theme, this year the focus is on Life and Livelihoods, seeking to represent the interconnections between the Ocean and marine ecosystems but also between the Ocean …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the August issue of The Loupe learn all about what geodesy is and why it’s so important from Geodesy Division Early Career Scientist co-representative Rebekka Steffen and find out our Top 5 Tips for getting a great science photograph to accompany your research publication or science communication! You can also watch the free recording of our special webinar about Ocean Conservation with Rebecca Helm, available now on our YouTube channel.

Don’t forget that time is running out to submit your #EGU22 scientific session proposal or short course idea; the deadline for submissions is Monday 6 September 2021 so don’t delay, submit today

In addition to the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of August EGU journal highlights, this issue also reminds members to nominate yourself or others for the upcoming Council positions by 15 September.

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