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Co-editors-in-chief: Steven Bouillon, Anja Rammig, Paul Stoy, 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.

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Recent papers

21 Feb 2024
Lawns and meadows in urban green space – a comparison from perspectives of greenhouse gases, drought resilience and plant functional types
Justine Trémeau, Beñat Olascoaga, Leif Backman, Esko Karvinen, Henriikka Vekuri, and Liisa Kulmala
Biogeosciences, 21, 949–972, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-949-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-949-2024, 2024
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21 Feb 2024
Using automated transparent chambers to quantify CO2 emissions and potential emission reduction by water infiltration systems in drained coastal peatlands in the Netherlands
Ralf C. H. Aben, Daniel van de Craats, Jim Boonman, Stijn H. Peeters, Bart Vriend, Coline C. F. Boonman, Ype van der Velde, Gilles Erkens, and Merit van den Berg
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-403,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-403, 2024
Preprint under review for BG (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Feb 2024
UAV approaches for improved mapping of vegetation cover and estimation of carbon storage of small saltmarshes: examples from Loch Fleet, northeast Scotland
William Hiles, Lucy C. Miller, Craig Smeaton, and William E. N. Austin
Biogeosciences, 21, 929–948, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-929-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-929-2024, 2024
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20 Feb 2024
Potential impacts of cable bacteria activity on hard-shelled benthic foraminifera: implications for their interpretation as bioindicators or paleoproxies
Maxime Daviray, Emmanuelle Geslin, Nils Risgaard-Petersen, Vincent V. Scholz, Marie Fouet, and Edouard Metzger
Biogeosciences, 21, 911–928, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-911-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-911-2024, 2024
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20 Feb 2024
Crowd-sourced trait data can be used to delimit global biomes
Simon Scheiter, Sophie Wolf, and Teja Kattenborn
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-276,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-276, 2024
Preprint under review for BG (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles

19 Jan 2024
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High-resolution spatial patterns and drivers of terrestrial ecosystem carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide fluxes in the tundra
Anna-Maria Virkkala, Pekka Niittynen, Julia Kemppinen, Maija E. Marushchak, Carolina Voigt, Geert Hensgens, Johanna Kerttula, Konsta Happonen, Vilna Tyystjärvi, Christina Biasi, Jenni Hultman, Janne Rinne, and Miska Luoto
Biogeosciences, 21, 335–355, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-335-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-335-2024, 2024
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16 Jan 2024
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The additionality problem of ocean alkalinity enhancement
Lennart Thomas Bach
Biogeosciences, 21, 261–277, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-261-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-261-2024, 2024
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02 Jan 2024
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Reviews and syntheses: expanding the global coverage of gross primary production and net community production measurements using Biogeochemical-Argo floats
Robert W. Izett, Katja Fennel, Adam C. Stoer, and David P. Nicholson
Biogeosciences, 21, 13–47, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-13-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-13-2024, 2024
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27 Nov 2023
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Responses of globally important phytoplankton species to olivine dissolution products and implications for carbon dioxide removal via ocean alkalinity enhancement
David A. Hutchins, Fei-Xue Fu, Shun-Chung Yang, Seth G. John, Stephen J. Romaniello, M. Grace Andrews, and Nathan G. Walworth
Biogeosciences, 20, 4669–4682, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-4669-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-4669-2023, 2023
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13 Oct 2023
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Soil-biodegradable plastic films do not decompose in a lake sediment over 9 months of incubation
Sigrid van Grinsven and Carsten Schubert
Biogeosciences, 20, 4213–4220, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-4213-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-4213-2023, 2023
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Scheduled special issues

10 Nov 2023–indefinite | David McLagan (Queen's University, Canada), Ashu Dastoor (Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada), Johannes Bieser (Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany), Celia Chen (Dartmouth, Department of Biological Sciences, USA), Jane Kirk (Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada), Adrien Mestrot (Institute of Geography, Switzerland), Anne L. Soerensen (Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden), and Xun Wang (Institute of Geochemistry, China) | Information
02 Nov 2023–31 Oct 2026 | Frédéric Gazeau (Villefranche Oceanographic Laboratory, France), Manmohan Sarin (Physical Research Laboratory, India), Suzanne Fietz (Stellenbosch University, South Afrca), Douglas Hamilton (North Carolina State University, USA), Akinori Ito (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan), Morgane Perron (Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Environnement Marin, France), and Mingjin Tang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) | Information
01 Mar 2023–31 Jul 2024 | Owen R. Cooper, Martin G. Schultz, and Paul Stoy | Information
Drought, society, and ecosystems (NHESS/BG/GC/HESS inter-journal SI)
14 Feb 2023–30 Jun 2024 | Anne Van Loon, Gemma Coxon, Camila Alvarez-Garreton, Elena Toth, Shreedhar Maskey, Khalid Hassaballah, Floris van Ogtrop, Noemi Vergopolan, Sina Khatami, Mana Gharun, Giulia Vico, and Anja Rammig | Information
01 Dec 2022–31 Mar 2024 | Tyler Cyronak, Lydia Kapsenberg, Jaime Palter, Kai G. Schulz, and Patricia Grasse | Information

News

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

25 Jan 2024 Stable oxygen isotopes of crocodilian tooth enamel allow tracking Plio-Pleistocene evolution of freshwater environments and climate in the Shungura Formation (Turkana Depression, Ethiopia)

The authors introduce a novel approach using stable oxygen isotopes from crocodilian fossil teeth to unravel palaeohydrological changes in past continental contexts. Read more.

25 Jan 2024 Stable oxygen isotopes of crocodilian tooth enamel allow tracking Plio-Pleistocene evolution of freshwater environments and climate in the Shungura Formation (Turkana Depression, Ethiopia)

The authors introduce a novel approach using stable oxygen isotopes from crocodilian fossil teeth to unravel palaeohydrological changes in past continental contexts. Read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

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