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Co-editors-in-chief: Michael Bahn, Steven Bouillon, Katja Fennel, Anja Rammig & Tina Treude

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: 3.480
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IF 5-year value: 4.194
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CiteScore value: 6.9
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h5-index value: 60
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Recent papers
22 Jun 2021
Reviews and syntheses: Gaining insights into evapotranspiration partitioning with novel isotopic monitoring methods
Youri Rothfuss, Maria Quade, Nicolas Brüggemann, Alexander Graf, Harry Vereecken, and Maren Dubbert
Biogeosciences, 18, 3701–3732, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3701-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3701-2021, 2021
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22 Jun 2021
Hydrographic fronts shape productivity, nitrogen fixation, and microbial community composition in the southern Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean
Cora Hörstmann, Eric J. Raes, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Claire Lo Monaco, Uwe John, and Anya M. Waite
Biogeosciences, 18, 3733–3749, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3733-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3733-2021, 2021
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21 Jun 2021
Reviews and syntheses: Heterotrophic fixation of inorganic carbon – significant but invisible flux in environmental carbon cycling
Alexander Braun, Marina Spona-Friedl, Maria Avramov, Martin Elsner, Federico Baltar, Thomas Reinthaler, Gerhard J. Herndl, and Christian Griebler
Biogeosciences, 18, 3689–3700, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3689-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3689-2021, 2021
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18 Jun 2021
The impact of the freeze–melt cycle of land-fast ice on the distribution of dissolved organic matter in the Laptev and East Siberian seas (Siberian Arctic)
Jens A. Hölemann, Bennet Juhls, Dorothea Bauch, Markus Janout, Boris P. Koch, and Birgit Heim
Biogeosciences, 18, 3637–3655, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3637-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3637-2021, 2021
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18 Jun 2021
Ideas and perspectives: Ushering the Indian Ocean into the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UNDOSSD) through marine ecosystem research and operational services – an early career's take
Kumar Nimit
Biogeosciences, 18, 3631–3635, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3631-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3631-2021, 2021
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Highlight articles
18 Jun 2021
Committed and projected future changes in global peatlands – continued transient model simulations since the Last Glacial Maximum
Jurek Müller and Fortunat Joos
Biogeosciences, 18, 3657–3687, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3657-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3657-2021, 2021
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04 Jun 2021
Microbial and geo-archaeological records reveal the growth rate, origin and composition of desert rock surface communities
Nimrod Wieler, Tali Erickson Gini, Osnat Gillor, and Roey Angel
Biogeosciences, 18, 3331–3342, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3331-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3331-2021, 2021
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26 Apr 2021
Effects of Earth system feedbacks on the potential mitigation of large-scale tropical forest restoration
Alexander Koch, Chris Brierley, and Simon L. Lewis
Biogeosciences, 18, 2627–2647, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2627-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2627-2021, 2021
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01 Apr 2021
Arctic Ocean acidification over the 21st century co-driven by anthropogenic carbon increases and freshening in the CMIP6 model ensemble
Jens Terhaar, Olivier Torres, Timothée Bourgeois, and Lester Kwiatkowski
Biogeosciences, 18, 2221–2240, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2221-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2221-2021, 2021
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22 Mar 2021
Similar importance of edaphic and climatic factors for controlling soil organic carbon stocks of the world
Zhongkui Luo, Raphael A. Viscarra-Rossel, and Tian Qian
Biogeosciences, 18, 2063–2073, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2063-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2063-2021, 2021
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Scheduled special issues
24 Mar 2021–31 Mar 2022 | Markus Janout, Laura de Steur, Sebastien Moreau, Mia Wege, Mario Hoppema, Christian Haas, and Carol Robinson | Information
01 Nov 2020–31 Oct 2021 | Sandy Harrison and Kirsten Thonicke | Information
01 Oct 2020–30 Sep 2021 | Matthias Forkel, Jean-Christophe Calvet, Tim van Emmerik, Julia K. Green, Trevor Keenan, and Mariette Vreugdenhil | Information
11 Jun 2020–31 Dec 2021 | Fang Li, Sandy Harrison, Renata Libonati, Kirsten Thonicke, Nadine Unger, and Sander Veraverbeke | Information
01 Mar 2020–31 Aug 2021 | Jakob Zscheischler, Bart van den Hurk, and Michael Bahn | Information
News
01 Jun 2021 The impact of wildfire on biogeochemical fluxes and water quality in boreal catchments

The authors measured element losses and impacts on water quality following a wildfire in Sweden. They observed the largest carbon and nitrogen losses during the fire and a strong pulse of elements 1–3 months after the fire that showed a fast (weeks) and a slow (months) release from the catchments.

01 Jun 2021 The impact of wildfire on biogeochemical fluxes and water quality in boreal catchments

The authors measured element losses and impacts on water quality following a wildfire in Sweden. They observed the largest carbon and nitrogen losses during the fire and a strong pulse of elements 1–3 months after the fire that showed a fast (weeks) and a slow (months) release from the catchments.

22 Apr 2021 CO2 physiological effect can cause rainfall decrease as strong as large-scale deforestation in the Amazon

The impact of large-scale deforestation and the physiological effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on Amazon rainfall are systematically compared in this study. The authors' results are remarkable in showing that the two disturbances cause equivalent rainfall decrease, though through different causal mechanisms.

22 Apr 2021 CO2 physiological effect can cause rainfall decrease as strong as large-scale deforestation in the Amazon

The impact of large-scale deforestation and the physiological effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on Amazon rainfall are systematically compared in this study. The authors' results are remarkable in showing that the two disturbances cause equivalent rainfall decrease, though through different causal mechanisms.

27 Jan 2021 Outstanding Editor Award 2020

In recognition of his excellent services as Associate Editor, Alexey V. Eliseev has been selected as Outstanding Editor 2020.

27 Jan 2021 Outstanding Editor Award 2020

In recognition of his excellent services as Associate Editor, Alexey V. Eliseev has been selected as Outstanding Editor 2020.