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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

Kurt O. Konhauser

Kurt O. Konhauser

  • 2019
  • Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal

The 2019 Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal is awarded to Kurt O. Konhauser for seminal contributions to biogeosciences, in particular for exploring the role of microorganisms in mineral precipitation.


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.


Alexa Wrede

Alexa Wrede

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Alexa Wrede A novel approach to predict bioirrigation and increase predictability of biogeochemical cycling


Ivan Prokhorov

Ivan Prokhorov

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Ivan Prokhorov Optical measurements of carbonate “clumped” isotope signatures


Jens Terhaar

Jens Terhaar

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Jens Terhaar Model constraints on the anthropogenic carbon budget of the Arctic Ocean


Selma Kambunga

Selma Kambunga

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Selma Kambunga Geophagy during pregnancy and its possible health impact: a case study from Onangama village, northern Namibia

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month, we have launched a short survey for EGU members to provide input on what they value from EGU, the results of which will help ensure that we remain responsive to what our members want. This is particularly important in a member-led organisation like the EGU. If you are an EGU member, we'd ask you to take 5-10 minutes to give feedback on EGU and its activities.

If you work on higher education teaching of geoscience, we would also like to hear from you on how we can best support your teaching activities. Find out more on the Education section of the EGU website.

In General Assembly related news, we have opened applications for the third edition of our Artists in Residence programme. The programme is most attractive for scientist-artists, especially those already familiar with, and interested in, the EGU General Assembly. Applications are accepted until 1 December.

Finally, a note from the EGU Executive Secretary Philippe Courtial: "After 8 successful years at the EGU office, EGU Media and Communications Manager Bárbara Ferreira has decided to give a new orientation to her career. We would like to thank her for her tireless efforts and we wish her all the best for her future career."

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