BG Biogeosciences Division on Biogeosciences

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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

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.


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.


Andreas Riedl

Andreas Riedl

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Andreas Riedl Quantification of Dew and Fog Water Inputs to Swiss Grasslands


Julius Sebald

Julius Sebald

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Julius Sebald The effects of forest cover and disturbance on torrential hazards: Large-scale evidence from the Eastern Alps


Layla M. San-Emeterio

Layla M. San-Emeterio

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Layla M. San-Emeterio Pyrolysis-compound specific isotope analysis (Py-CSIA) of polymers and biopolymers: possible applications in heritage conservation


Nicole Fernandez

Nicole Fernandez

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Nicole Fernandez δ30Si – discharge relationships in small catchments spanning different climates and lithologies

Latest posts from the BG blog

EGU2020 Symposia, courses, awards, events and much more…

EGU2020 Symposia, courses, awards, events and much more…

With the EGU 2020 General Assembly abstract submission deadline approaching (15 January 2020, 13:00 CET), today we would like to highlight some additional events and activities that will hopefully help to convince those of you still hesitating to register this year. Besides interesting disciplinary scientific programme, the EGU has a plenty of other events to offer including symposia, debates, medal lectures, short courses, outreach sessions and many more… Here, we pick a few that are not to be missed. The …


EGU2020 BG Sessions in the spotlight: Stable isotopes

EGU2020 BG Sessions in the spotlight: Stable isotopes

The deadline for EGU 2020 abstract submissions is coming closer – today we highlight sessions focused on the application of (stable) isotope tracers to questions in biogeoscience. First, for those of you who use light stable isotopes, there is session BG2.8 Application of Stable Isotopes in Biogeosciences, co-organized by HS13, co-sponsored by EAG and convened by Michael E. Böttcher, Kirstin Dähnke and Gerd Gleixner. The convenors say: This session is open to all contributions in biogeochemistry and ecology where stable …


EGU2020 BG Sessions in the spotlight: Global P and N cycles

EGU2020 BG Sessions in the spotlight: Global P and N cycles

The EGU 2020 abstract submissions are open until January 15. Here, we’ll highlight the planned Biogeoscience (BG) sessions. Stay tuned and find the session for your abstract! Today’s focus is on the more general BG-sessions for those of you dealing with the important nutrient cycles. First, BG1.2: Nitrogen cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems: microbiological processes, gas fluxes, atmospheric impacts and global change feedbacks. This session is convened by Tuula Larmola, Sami Ullah and Dianming Wu. The convenors say: Anthropogenic …


EGU2020 BG Sessions in the spotlight: Permafrost

EGU2020 BG Sessions in the spotlight: Permafrost

The EGU 2020 abstract submissions are open until January 15. Here, we’ll highlight the planned biogeoscience (BG) sessions. Stay tuned and find the session for your abstract! Today’s focus is on permafrost. These perennially frozen regions span the Arctic, the Tibetan Plateau, and mountain regions throughout the globe. Permafrost is highly vulnerable to current and future climate change and could form a potentially significant positive climate feedback loop. In the biogeosciences, permafrost research focuses mainly in the carbon-rich regions of …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

We are looking forward to welcoming all participants to the 2020 EGU General Assembly on 3–8 May in Vienna. In addition to many exciting scientific sessions, the meeting will feature hundreds of short courses and networking events plus a packed exhibition hall!

The 2020 General Assembly will also continue a number of traditions, including the popular Imaggeo Photo Contest. You have until 15 February 2020 to enter your photos and videos for a chance to win fame and fortune – in the form of a free registration to next year’s General Assembly. Another tradition is the annual mentoring programme, which supports first-time conference attendees and helps them assemble their own professional networks. The programme, which only lasts for the duration of the General Assembly, depends on both mentors and mentees signing up; brief applications are due by 8 March 2020.

In case you missed them: here are the winners of the EGU's Best Blog Posts and the Best of Imaggeo 2019 competitions as well as the year’s Top 10 most-read blog posts. (The most read? Think Game of Thrones.)

Do you have a geoscience outreach project you’d like to develop? The call for funding is open until 15 February 2020 for EGU Public Engagement Grants. Winners receive 1500 EUR and one free registration to next year’s General Assembly.

If you’d like to organise a meeting addressing a focused, cutting-edge topic at the frontiers of geoscience research, you have until 29 February 2020 to propose an EGU Galileo Conference.

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