EGU23 is back with longer talks, posters and PICO sessions! While EGU is always great to catch up with colleagues in classical sessions offered every year, here, we want to highlight some new sessions that will premier at EGU23. We have selected a few from each Subdivision to show the broad range of topics covered. General Biogeosciences The PICO session “It’s all about migration!” focuses on migr ...[Read More]
The sedaDNA scientific society, a collaborative network of international researchers working with sedimentary ancient DNA
Emergence of the field of molecular paleoecology Sequencing DNA of organisms that died a long time ago sounds like the synopsis of the movie Jurassic Park (1993). Let’s make it clear right now, dinosaur DNA has never been collected by humans. To date, the oldest DNA recovered is more than one million years old and comes from mammoths. In addition to the DNA recovered from fossils, aquatic and terr ...[Read More]
The hidden importance of Amazon forests
Figure 1. Minirhizotron image acquisition in the field near Manaus, Brazil (photo credit Caroline Miron From different parts of continental Brazil, now working in different areas of Germany, we, three women scientists, share one more thing in common: our interest in making the hidden importance of the Amazon forest visible. In other words, we are root-nerds! Studying something that cannot i ...[Read More]
Meet your BG team 2022/23
The Biogeosciences division is pleased to have substantially grown over the last year! In this blog post we’ll introduce you to our new representatives and detail how you can get involved in BG activities over the next year. President: Lisa Wingate (INRAE) Lisa (she/her) has been president of the BG division since 2020 and has been elected to serve until 2025. She works as a researche ...[Read More]
EGU22 in the Spotlight: Extraterrestrial and Extreme Environment Biogeosciences
At the Biogeosciences division we are highlighting BG led sessions in the run up to the 2022 General Assembly. New for 2022 we are pleased to introduce BG7.1 “Sources and sinks of methane in the aquatic realm” convened by Helge Niemann, Alina Stadnitskaia and Tina Treude. This session will be held online and in Room 2.95 on Wednesday 25th May (15:55–18:28 (CEST)). This session features ...[Read More]
EGU22 in the Spotlight: BG4 – Marine and Aquatic Biogeosciences
The EGU22 is approaching soon – no matter whether you are attending in person or online, here are a few highlight sessions from the field of marine and aquatic biogeosciences. From controlled experiments to natural laboratories – scientists use a variety of methods to unravel ecosystem functional responses to environmental changes. The session “Experimental approaches in Marine Biogeosciences”, co ...[Read More]
What more can we do as climate scientists to address climate change?
Fig 1 — Artist impression of Earth (source: Unsplash, Elena Mozhvilo) The much anticipated COP26 — even more so because of its postponement — is now already a few months behind us. There has been a lot of attention in the media, including on the BG blog. We have seen mixed reactions following the final statement at COP26: ranging from disappointment about lack of ambition to realism ...[Read More]
Meet Adina Paytan- Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky medal winner 2022
We spoke to Dr. Adina Paytan, Research Scientist at the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz and Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky medal winner for 2022. The Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky medal is awarded annually by the Biogeosciences division to those who make an exceptional contribution to biogeosciences. Can you tell us a bit about your background and how your career pr ...[Read More]
Meet Ana Bastos, the Outstanding Early Career Scientist awardee of the Biogeosciences Division!
This year, Ana Bastos has received the Outstanding Early-career scientist award of the Biogeosciences Division. The BG team wants to truly congratulate them on this achievement! In this interview, we would like to know a bit more about their research and career, seeking inspiration for the young generation of biogeoscientists. Could you explain a bit about yourself and what made you choose a caree ...[Read More]
Biogeosciences in the blue zone- COP26.
Our Editor, Ben Fisher, writes about his experience as an observer at COP26 and the representation of biogeosciences in the negotiation area. I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity attend the second week of COP26 as a delegate of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Having been a rather last minute addition to the attendance list (I found out I’d got credentials ...[Read More]