Welcome back to EGU’s Biogeosciences Division Blog!

Welcome back to EGU’s Biogeosciences Division Blog!

After a brief hiatus, the blog will be restarting under the joint editorship of Hana Jurikova, Alexandra Rodler, and Joshua Dean.


Hana is a is a postdoctoral researcher at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam in Germany. Her research primarily involves the application and development of novel isotopic techniques to gain insights into climatic and environmental changes, Earth’s biogeochemical cycles and their feedbacks, with focus on carbon cycle dynamics.

Alexandra is a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, where she uses a range of geochemical tracers for reconstructing environmental changes related to past climate extremes, rising oxygen levels and the evolution of complex life.

Joshua is a new lecturer at the University of Liverpool in the UK. He teaches across the Geography and Environmental Science programs, while his research is focused on the role of aquatic systems in the global carbon cycle. He focuses on carbon dioxide and methane emissions from freshwater systems, and uses radiocarbon and stable isotopes to trace carbon sources.


Together, we cover a wide range of the interdisciplinary field of biogeosciences, and are very excited to relaunch this blog as a platform for research, career and general interest stories related to this division.


We will be launching a few different types of content, including the stories behind manuscripts in the field of biogeosciences (behind the paper), updates from conferences, new research relevant to biogeoscientists, and the career, lab, field and other fun stories of those working in this exciting field.


We are welcoming contributors, one-off or regular, providing a platform for anyone who wishes to promote their work or stories, or just contribute to the wider biogeosciences community. If you are interested in contributing or just finding out a little more, please get in touch with one of us. This is a great opportunity to engage the Biogeosciences community, or promote research outside of the more traditional mechanisms.


Please also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates!


We will be launching several posts shortly, including posts about session in the upcoming EGU General Assembly in 2020.

Alexandra Rodler is a postdoctoral researcher at the Analytical, Environmental and Geo-Chemistry research group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is using (isotope) geochemistry for reconstructing paleo-environmental conditions at critical intervals of climatic change and links between the rise of oxygen levels and the evolution of complex life. Currently she is using mechanistic laboratory experiments analogue with natural samples to further investigate the potential of novel paleo-redox tracers. You can also find her on twitter @asrodler.

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