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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.

JIF
JIF4.9
JIF 5-year
JIF 5-year4.8
CiteScore
CiteScore7.7
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Recent papers

16 Apr 2024
Developing the DO3SE-crop model for Xiaoji, China
Pritha Pande, Sam Bland, Nathan Booth, Jo Cook, Zhaozhong Feng, and Lisa Emberson
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-694,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-694, 2024
Preprint under review for BG (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Apr 2024
Technical note: Flagging inconsistencies in flux tower data
Martin Jung, Jacob Nelson, Mirco Migliavacca, Tarek El-Madany, Dario Papale, Markus Reichstein, Sophia Walther, and Thomas Wutzler
Biogeosciences, 21, 1827–1846, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-1827-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-1827-2024, 2024
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15 Apr 2024
Significant role of physical transport in the marine carbon monoxide (CO) cycle: observations in the East Sea (Sea of Japan), the western North Pacific, and the Bering Sea in summer
Young Shin Kwon, Tae Siek Rhee, Hyun-Cheol Kim, and Hyoun-Woo Kang
Biogeosciences, 21, 1847–1865, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-1847-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-1847-2024, 2024
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15 Apr 2024
Synchrony of African rainforest solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence and environmental factors
Russell Doughty, Michael C. Wimberly, Dan Wanyama, Helene Peiro, Nicholas Parazoo, Sean Crowell, and Moses Azong Cho
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-3022,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-3022, 2024
Preprint under review for BG (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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12 Apr 2024
Source-to-Sink Pathways of Dissolved Organic Carbon in the River-Estuary-Ocean Continuum: A Modeling Investigation
Jialing Yao, Zhi Chen, Jianzhong Ge, and Wenyan Zhang
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2024-2,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2024-2, 2024
Preprint under review for BG (discussion: open, 2 comments)
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Highlight articles

28 Mar 2024
Ideas and perspectives: Sensing energy and matter fluxes in a biota-dominated Patagonian landscape through environmental seismology – introducing the Pumalín Critical Zone Observatory
Christian H. Mohr, Michael Dietze, Violeta Tolorza, Erwin Gonzalez, Benjamin Sotomayor, Andres Iroume, Sten Gilfert, and Frieder Tautz
Biogeosciences, 21, 1583–1599, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-1583-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-1583-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
20 Mar 2024
Distinct oxygenation modes of the Gulf of Oman over the past 43 000 years – a multi-proxy approach
Nicole Burdanowitz, Gerhard Schmiedl, Birgit Gaye, Philipp M. Munz, and Hartmut Schulz
Biogeosciences, 21, 1477–1499, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-1477-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-1477-2024, 2024
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19 Jan 2024
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
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
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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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
Earth surface shaping by biota (ESurf/BG/ESD/ESSD/SOIL inter-journal SI)
01 Sep 2022–01 Sep 2024 | Frank Hagedorn, Todd A. Ehlers, Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, and Sara Vicca | Information

News

04 Apr 2024 New BG Letter: Rates of palaeoecological change can inform ecosystem restoration

Rate-of-change records based on compositional data are ambiguous as they may rise irrespective of the underlying trajectory of ecosystems. The authors emphasize the importance of characterizing both the direction and the rate of palaeoecological changes in terms of key features of ecosystems rather than solely on community composition. Read more.

04 Apr 2024 New BG Letter: Rates of palaeoecological change can inform ecosystem restoration

Rate-of-change records based on compositional data are ambiguous as they may rise irrespective of the underlying trajectory of ecosystems. The authors emphasize the importance of characterizing both the direction and the rate of palaeoecological changes in terms of key features of ecosystems rather than solely on community composition. Read more.

03 Apr 2024 20 years of Biogeosciences: journal reception at EGU24

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of BG, we invite you to a reception at the EGU General Assembly 2024 in Vienna, taking place in room E2 on Thursday, 18 April at 20:00. We look forward to seeing you!

03 Apr 2024 20 years of Biogeosciences: journal reception at EGU24

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of BG, we invite you to a reception at the EGU General Assembly 2024 in Vienna, taking place in room E2 on Thursday, 18 April at 20:00. We look forward to seeing you!

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.

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