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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
IF5.092
IF 5-year value: 5.157
IF 5-year5.157
CiteScore value: 7.6
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h5-index value: 58
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Recent papers
06 Feb 2023
Nature and origin of variations in pelagic carbonate production in the tropical ocean since the mid-Miocene (ODP Site 927)
Pauline Cornuault, Thomas Westerhold, Heiko Pälike, Torsten Bickert, Karl-Heinz Baumann, and Michal Kucera
Biogeosciences, 20, 597–618, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-597-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-597-2023, 2023
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06 Feb 2023
Seasonal variation of mercury concentration of ancient olive groves of Lebanon
Nagham Tabaja, David Amouroux, Lamis Chalak, François Fourel, Emmanuel Tessier, Ihab Jomaa, Milad El Riachy, and Ilham Bentaleb
Biogeosciences, 20, 619–633, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-619-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-619-2023, 2023
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06 Feb 2023
Effect of land-use legacy on the future carbon sink for the conterminous US
Benjamin S. Felzer
Biogeosciences, 20, 573–587, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-573-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-573-2023, 2023
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06 Feb 2023
Technical note: Novel estimates of the leaf relative uptake rate of carbonyl sulfide from optimality theory
Georg Wohlfahrt, Albin Hammerle, Felix M. Spielmann, Florian Kitz, and Chuixiang Yi
Biogeosciences, 20, 589–596, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-589-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-589-2023, 2023
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06 Feb 2023
Human activities determine vegetation water use in the middle and lower reaches of arid areas
Siyu Lu, Guofeng Zhu, Rui Li, Yinying Jiao, Gaojia Meng, Dongdong Qiu, Yuwei Liu, Lei Wang, Xinrui Lin, Yuanxiao Xu, Qinqin Wang, and Longhu Chen
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2023-1,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2023-1, 2023
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Highlight articles
02 Feb 2023
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The influence of elevated CO2 and soil depth on rhizosphere activity and nutrient availability in a mature Eucalyptus woodland
Johanna Pihlblad, Louise C. Andresen, Catriona A. Macdonald, David S. Ellsworth, and Yolima Carrillo
Biogeosciences, 20, 505–521, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-505-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-505-2023, 2023
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24 Jan 2023
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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
Biogeosciences, 20, 365–382, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-365-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-365-2023, 2023
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20 Jan 2023
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Tropical cyclones facilitate recovery of forest leaf area from dry spells in East Asia
Yi-Ying Chen and Sebastiaan Luyssaert
Biogeosciences, 20, 349–363, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-349-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-349-2023, 2023
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22 Dec 2022
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Using atmospheric observations to quantify annual biogenic carbon dioxide fluxes on the Alaska North Slope
Luke D. Schiferl, Jennifer D. Watts, Erik J. L. Larson, Kyle A. Arndt, Sébastien C. Biraud, Eugénie S. Euskirchen, Jordan P. Goodrich, John M. Henderson, Aram Kalhori, Kathryn McKain, Marikate E. Mountain, J. William Munger, Walter C. Oechel, Colm Sweeney, Yonghong Yi, Donatella Zona, and Róisín Commane
Biogeosciences, 19, 5953–5972, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-5953-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-5953-2022, 2022
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21 Dec 2022
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Upwelled plankton community modulates surface bloom succession and nutrient availability in a natural plankton assemblage
Allanah Joy Paul, Lennart Thomas Bach, Javier Arístegui, Elisabeth von der Esch, Nauzet Hernández-Hernández, Jonna Piiparinen, Laura Ramajo, Kristian Spilling, and Ulf Riebesell
Biogeosciences, 19, 5911–5926, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-5911-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-5911-2022, 2022
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Scheduled special issues
01 Dec 2022–30 Nov 2023 | Tyler Cyronak, Lydia Kapsenberg, Jaime Palter, Kai G. Schulz, and Patricia Grasse | Information
05 Oct 2022–31 Mar 2023 | Sonia Silvestri, Beatrice Maria Sole Giambastiani, Manudeo Singh, and Jack Middelburg | Information
Earth surface shaping by biota (ESurf/BG/ESD/ESSD/SOIL inter-journal SI)
01 Sep 2022–01 Sep 2023 | Frank Hagedorn, Todd A. Ehlers, Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, and Sara Vicca | Information
01 Sep 2022–31 Aug 2023 | Marilaure Grégoire, Sean A. Crowe, Véronique Garçon, Lisa Levin, Andreas Oschlies, Michael Roman, Caroline P. Slomp, and Kenneth Rose | Information
22 Feb 2022–15 Feb 2023 | Karin Rebel, Teresa Gimeno, Sönke Zaehle, Silvia Caldararu, Richard Nair, Victor Rolo, Benjamin Stocker, and Michael Bahn | Information
News
01 Feb 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2022

The Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2022 will be awarded to James Christian (Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis) and Mingkai Jiang (Zhejiang University) in recognition of their excellence in reviewing.

01 Feb 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2022

The Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2022 will be awarded to James Christian (Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis) and Mingkai Jiang (Zhejiang University) in recognition of their excellence in reviewing.

27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the UK-based Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee) to streamline open-access publishing for their members. Read more.

27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the UK-based Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee) to streamline open-access publishing for their members. Read more.

20 Jan 2023 New BG Letter: Tropical cyclones facilitate recovery of forest leaf area from dry spells in East Asia

Tropical cyclones are typically assumed to be associated with ecosystem damage. This study challenges this assumption and suggests that instead of reducing leaf area, cyclones in East Asia may increase leaf area by alleviating water stress.

20 Jan 2023 New BG Letter: Tropical cyclones facilitate recovery of forest leaf area from dry spells in East Asia

Tropical cyclones are typically assumed to be associated with ecosystem damage. This study challenges this assumption and suggests that instead of reducing leaf area, cyclones in East Asia may increase leaf area by alleviating water stress.

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