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Co-editors-in-chief: Michael Bahn, Steven Bouillon, Anja Rammig, Tina Treude & Sara Vicca
eISSN: BG 1726-4189, BGD 1810-6285

Biogeosciences (BG) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications, and review papers on all aspects of the interactions between the biological, chemical, and physical processes in terrestrial or extraterrestrial life with the geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. The objective of the journal is to cut across the boundaries of established sciences and achieve an interdisciplinary view of these interactions. Experimental, conceptual, and modelling approaches are welcome.

IF value: 5.092
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IF 5-year value: 5.157
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CiteScore value: 7.6
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Recent papers
10 Aug 2022
Permafrost degradation and nitrogen cycling in Arctic rivers: Insights from stable nitrogen isotope studies
Adam Francis, Raja S. Ganeshram, Robyn E. Tuerena, Robert G. M. Spencer, Robert M. Holmes, Jennifer A. Rogers, and Claire Mahaffey
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-671,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-671, 2022
Preprint under review for BG (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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09 Aug 2022
The effect of static chamber base on N2O flux in drip irrigation
Shahar Baram, Asher Bar-Tal, Alon Gal, Shmulik P. Friedman, and David Russo
Biogeosciences, 19, 3699–3711, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3699-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3699-2022, 2022
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09 Aug 2022
Stable isotopic evidence for the excess leaching of unprocessed atmospheric nitrate from forested catchments under high nitrogen saturation
Weitian Ding, Urumu Tsunogai, Fumiko Nakagawa, Takashi Sambuichi, Masaaki Chiwa, Tamao Kasahara, and Kenichi Shinozuka
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-717,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-717, 2022
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09 Aug 2022
Contrasting activation energies of respiration and nutrient uptake drive lower ecosystem-level uptake at higher temperatures
Nathan Tomczyk, Amy Rosemond, Anna Kaz, and Jonathan Benstead
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2022-146,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2022-146, 2022
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05 Aug 2022
Investigating the effect of nickel concentration on phytoplankton growth to assess potential side-effects of ocean alkalinity enhancement
Jiaying Abby Guo, Robert Strzepek, Anusuya Willis, Aaron Ferderer, and Lennart Thomas Bach
Biogeosciences, 19, 3683–3697, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3683-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3683-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
20 Jul 2022
| BG Letters
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Soil carbon loss in warmed subarctic grasslands is rapid and restricted to topsoil
Niel Verbrigghe, Niki I. W. Leblans, Bjarni D. Sigurdsson, Sara Vicca, Chao Fang, Lucia Fuchslueger, Jennifer L. Soong, James T. Weedon, Christopher Poeplau, Cristina Ariza-Carricondo, Michael Bahn, Bertrand Guenet, Per Gundersen, Gunnhildur E. Gunnarsdóttir, Thomas Kätterer, Zhanfeng Liu, Marja Maljanen, Sara Marañón-Jiménez, Kathiravan Meeran, Edda S. Oddsdóttir, Ivika Ostonen, Josep Peñuelas, Andreas Richter, Jordi Sardans, Páll Sigurðsson, Margaret S. Torn, Peter M. Van Bodegom, Erik Verbruggen, Tom W. N. Walker, Håkan Wallander, and Ivan A. Janssens
Biogeosciences, 19, 3381–3393, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3381-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3381-2022, 2022
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22 Jun 2022
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Effects of climate change in European croplands and grasslands: productivity, greenhouse gas balance and soil carbon storage
Marco Carozzi, Raphaël Martin, Katja Klumpp, and Raia Silvia Massad
Biogeosciences, 19, 3021–3050, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3021-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3021-2022, 2022
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13 May 2022
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Gaps in network infrastructure limit our understanding of biogenic methane emissions for the United States
Sparkle L. Malone, Youmi Oh, Kyle A. Arndt, George Burba, Roisin Commane, Alexandra R. Contosta, Jordan P. Goodrich, Henry W. Loescher, Gregory Starr, and Ruth K. Varner
Biogeosciences, 19, 2507–2522, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2507-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2507-2022, 2022
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10 May 2022
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The onset of the spring phytoplankton bloom in the coastal North Sea supports the Disturbance Recovery Hypothesis
Ricardo González-Gil, Neil S. Banas, Eileen Bresnan, and Michael R. Heath
Biogeosciences, 19, 2417–2426, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2417-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2417-2022, 2022
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04 Apr 2022
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Low biodegradability of particulate organic carbon mobilized from thaw slumps on the Peel Plateau, NT, and possible chemosynthesis and sorption effects
Sarah Shakil, Suzanne E. Tank, Jorien E. Vonk, and Scott Zolkos
Biogeosciences, 19, 1871–1890, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1871-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1871-2022, 2022
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Scheduled special issues
22 Feb 2022–15 Dec 2022 | Karin Rebel, Teresa Gimeno, Sönke Zaehle, Silvia Caldararu, Richard Nair, Victor Rolo, Benjamin Stocker, and Michael Bahn | Information
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01 Oct 2021–31 Dec 2022 | Anthony Bosse, Jack Middelburg, Koji Suzuki, Tina Treude and Carolin Löscher | Information
24 Mar 2021–31 Dec 2022 | Markus Janout, Laura de Steur, Sebastien Moreau, Mia Wege, Mario Hoppema, Christian Haas, and Carol Robinson | Information
11 Jun 2020–31 Dec 2022 | Fang Li, Sandy Harrison, Renata Libonati, Kirsten Thonicke, Nadine Unger, and Sander Veraverbeke | Information
News
22 Jul 2022 Relationship between extinction magnitude and climate change during major marine and terrestrial animal crises

The author found a good correlation between the mass extinction magnitudes of animals and surface temperature anomalies. The relation is good regardless of the difference between warming and cooling.

22 Jul 2022 Relationship between extinction magnitude and climate change during major marine and terrestrial animal crises

The author found a good correlation between the mass extinction magnitudes of animals and surface temperature anomalies. The relation is good regardless of the difference between warming and cooling.

20 Jul 2022 New BG Letter: Soil carbon loss in warmed subarctic grasslands is rapid and restricted to topsoil

In subarctic grassland on a geothermal warming gradient, the authors found large reductions in topsoil carbon stocks, with carbon stocks linearly declining with warming intensity. Most importantly, however, they observed that soil carbon stocks stabilised within 5 years of warming and remained unaffected by warming thereafter, even after > 50 years of warming. Moreover, in contrast to the large topsoil carbon losses, subsoil carbon stocks remained unaffected after > 50 years of soil warming.

20 Jul 2022 New BG Letter: Soil carbon loss in warmed subarctic grasslands is rapid and restricted to topsoil

In subarctic grassland on a geothermal warming gradient, the authors found large reductions in topsoil carbon stocks, with carbon stocks linearly declining with warming intensity. Most importantly, however, they observed that soil carbon stocks stabilised within 5 years of warming and remained unaffected by warming thereafter, even after > 50 years of warming. Moreover, in contrast to the large topsoil carbon losses, subsoil carbon stocks remained unaffected after > 50 years of soil warming.

14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

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14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

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