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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

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 …


First BG Campfire with special guests from the Soil System Sciences Division!

We are excited to announce the 1st Biogeosciences Division Campfire event! The spirit of our campfire events is to bring together the biogeoscience community, irrespective of career stage, to discuss new BG research-relevant ideas and tools with one another. The aim of this welcoming, informal and inclusive BG virtual campfire will be to widen our research network and foster support within the BG community through targeted discussions on important and diverse topics proposed by you. We want to know what …


Welcome to the vEGU21: BG events not miss

With the vEGU21 now officially started, apart from many interesting scientific sessions kicking off next Monday (26th April), the BG Division has prepared for you several events where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Division, get to know who we are and what we do, network with the community and colleagues, and much more… We have picked a few highlights for you not to miss this year: Friday, 23 April: DM2, Division Meeting for Biogeosciences (BG), …


Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The June issue of The Loupe is all about Oceans! With both World Oceans Day and the International Day of the Seafarer falling in June, we thought what better month to focus on the work of EGU researcher studying the Oceans. We spoke with Ocean Science Division Early Career Scientist Rep Meriel Bittner on how to get involved in the Division and learned about the reality of research onboard a research vessel for LGBTQIA+ people from guest blogger Huw Griffiths.

The Loupe also shares some vital information for scientists concerned about their work being misrepresented by policymakers, either accidentally or on purpose, from EGU’s Policy Officer Chloe Hill for the GeoPolicy blog, and features a call for new members to be nominated to the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.

In addition to the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of June EGU journal highlights, this issue also highlights the opening of the call for EGU22 scientific session submissions, the deadline for which is 6 September 2021.

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