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What more can we do as climate scientists to address climate change?

Earth-artist-impression

  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

Dr Adina Paytan's research group in a field

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!

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.

COP26 plenary room

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]

World Ocean Day 2021!

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 O ...[Read More]

vEGU21 BG4 Session highlights: Marine environments – past, present and future

vEGU21 BG4 Session highlights: Marine environments – past, present and future

The vEGU21 abstract submission deadline is tomorrow, here are a few more session highlights for you to consider submitting abstract to: BG4 – Marine and Aquatic Biogeosciences from paleo-environments to modern settings. With a focus on marine carbonate (bio)minerals as archives of environmental change, (Paleo-)environmental reconstructions from biomineralized carbonates: From the Precambrian to th ...[Read More]

vEGU21 Soils to forest ecosystems sessions in the spotlight

vEGU21 Soils to forest ecosystems sessions in the spotlight

With the vEGU21 abstract submission deadline so close now, consider submitting to one of the sessions of BG3 – Terrestrial Biogeosciences: BG3 of the upcoming vEGU21 includes a wide range of soil-focused sessions, from Soils and Global Change (Co-organized by BG3.26/SSS12, co-convened by Abad Chabbi and Cornelia Rumpel) – with a focus on biogeochemical cycles, soil processes and feedback mec ...[Read More]

vEGU21 Sessions in the spotlight: Geomicrobiology, extreme environments on Earth and planetary analogs

vEGU21 Sessions in the spotlight: Geomicrobiology, extreme environments on Earth and planetary analogs

As the deadline for vEGU21 abstract submission is getting closer, consider submitting your abstract to one of these two fascinating biogeochemistry-themed sessions of BG5 – Geomicrobiology, extreme environments on Earth and planetary analogs: With Early Earth: Dynamics, Geology, Chemistry and Life in the Archean Earth (Co-organized by GD1.4/AS4/BG5/CL1/GMPV3), Ria Fischer, Peter A. Cawood, Nichola ...[Read More]

vEGU21 BG2 – Methods in Biogeosciences: Stable isotopes & novel tracers

vEGU21 BG2 – Methods in Biogeosciences: Stable isotopes & novel tracers

The deadline for vEGU21 abstract submission is getting closer and you are still wondering where to submit your abstract before January 13? Why not try one of the stable isotope sessions of BG2 – Methods in Biogeosciences: With Stable isotopes and novel tracers in biogeochemical and atmospheric research (Co-organized by BG2.2/AS4) Getachew Adnew, Jan Kaiser, Alexander Knohl and Lisa Wingate) call f ...[Read More]

vEGU21 BG sessions in the spotlight: deep time to recent past

vEGU21 BG sessions in the spotlight: deep time to recent past

The deadline for vEGU21 abstract submission is coming closer – here is the second blogpost where we highlight a few sessions across the five BG themes, today from the General Biogeosciences sessions pool and with a focus on deep time and the recent past. To foster a discussion of the reconstruction of ecological baselines and natural range of variability for a better understanding of the lon ...[Read More]