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BG Biogeosciences Division on Biogeosciences

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Division on Biogeosciences

President: Lisa Wingate (bg@egu.eu)
Deputy President: vacant

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.

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

How do you get more people to care for the geosciences – a field that affects and influences all of life itself? Scientists across the EGU network share their stories!

Friedrich Barnikel outlines how, since 2003, EGU brings together scientists and teachers for capacity-building workshops, while Evi Nomikou takes us through EGU’s third Geoscience Day, highlighting volcanic geohazards to over 260 school students.

We also hear from Grace Skirrow who breaks down a seemingly complex subject like fluvial geomorphology and the role that it can play in policy decisions. Meanwhile, geologist Sinelethu Hashibi explains why she’s driven to translate geoscience for isiXhosa-speaking communities. And for those of you fond of card games, don’t miss the launch of QUARTETnary: a game about the geological time scale, developed by Iris van Zelst and Lucia Perez-Diaz and partly funded by the EGU Public Engagement Grant 2021.

Finally, don’t forget to visit our EGU24 page to stay up-to-date with information on the upcoming General Assembly this April. You can also subscribe to receive monthly updates in your inbox at the beginning of each month.

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