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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Co-editors-in-chief: Michael Bahn, Katja Fennel, S. Wajih A. Naqvi, 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.

Recent papers
10 Dec 2019
Saltwater reduces potential CO2 and CH4 production in peat soils from a coastal freshwater forested wetland
Kevan J. Minick, Bhaskar Mitra, Asko Noormets, and John S. King
Biogeosciences, 16, 4671–4686, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4671-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4671-2019, 2019
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10 Dec 2019
Direct O2 control on the partitioning between denitrification and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium in lake sediments
Adeline N. Y. Cojean, Jakob Zopfi, Alan Gerster, Claudia Frey, Fabio Lepori, and Moritz F. Lehmann
Biogeosciences, 16, 4705–4718, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4705-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4705-2019, 2019
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10 Dec 2019
Reviews and syntheses: Greenhouse gas exchange data from drained organic forest soils – a review of current approaches and recommendations for future research
Jyrki Jauhiainen, Jukka Alm, Brynhildur Bjarnadottir, Ingeborg Callesen, Jesper R. Christiansen, Nicholas Clarke, Lise Dalsgaard, Hongxing He, Sabine Jordan, Vaiva Kazanavičiūtė, Leif Klemedtsson, Ari Lauren, Andis Lazdins, Aleksi Lehtonen, Annalea Lohila, Ainars Lupikis, Ülo Mander, Kari Minkkinen, Åsa Kasimir, Mats Olsson, Paavo Ojanen, Hlynur Óskarsson, Bjarni D. Sigurdsson, Gunnhild Søgaard, Kaido Soosaar, Lars Vesterdal, and Raija Laiho
Biogeosciences, 16, 4687–4703, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4687-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4687-2019, 2019
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10 Dec 2019
Landsat NIR band and ELM-FATES sensitivity to forest disturbances and regrowth in the Central Amazon
Robinson I. Negrón-Juárez, Jennifer A. Holm, Boris Faybishenko, Daniel Magnabosco-Marra, Rosie A. Fisher, Jacquelyn K. Shuman, Alessandro C. de Araujo, William J. Riley, and Jeffrey Q. Chambers
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-451,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-451, 2019
Manuscript under review for BG (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Dec 2019
Distinct microbial composition and functions in an underground high-temperature hot spring at different depths
Shijie Bai and Xiaotong Peng
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-406,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-406, 2019
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Highlight articles
14 Oct 2019
Microbial community composition and abundance after millennia of submarine permafrost warming
Julia Mitzscherling, Fabian Horn, Maria Winterfeld, Linda Mahler, Jens Kallmeyer, Pier P. Overduin, Lutz Schirrmeister, Matthias Winkel, Mikhail N. Grigoriev, Dirk Wagner, and Susanne Liebner
Biogeosciences, 16, 3941–3958, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3941-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3941-2019, 2019
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27 Sep 2019
Physical constraints for respiration in microbial hotspots in soil and their importance for denitrification
Steffen Schlüter, Jan Zawallich, Hans-Jörg Vogel, and Peter Dörsch
Biogeosciences, 16, 3665–3678, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3665-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3665-2019, 2019
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14 Aug 2019
Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane?
Robert W. Howarth
Biogeosciences, 16, 3033–3046, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3033-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3033-2019, 2019
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25 Jul 2019
Global soil–climate–biome diagram: linking surface soil properties to climate and biota
Xia Zhao, Yuanhe Yang, Haihua Shen, Xiaoqing Geng, and Jingyun Fang
Biogeosciences, 16, 2857–2871, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2857-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2857-2019, 2019
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11 Jul 2019
Dissolved organic matter at the fluvial–marine transition in the Laptev Sea using in situ data and ocean colour remote sensing
Bennet Juhls, Pier Paul Overduin, Jens Hölemann, Martin Hieronymi, Atsushi Matsuoka, Birgit Heim, and Jürgen Fischer
Biogeosciences, 16, 2693–2713, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2693-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2693-2019, 2019
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Scheduled special issues
Understanding the Indian Ocean system: past, present and future (BG/ACP/OS/SE inter-journal SI)
01 Jul 2019–31 Dec 2019 | Hermann Bange, Raleigh Hood, Viviane Menezes, Colin W. Devey, and S. Wajih A. Naqvi | Information
01 Jun 2019–30 Jun 2020 | Christine Klaas, Cecile Guieu, Karine Desboeufs, Jan-Berend Stuut, Mark Moore, Paraskevi Pitta, Silvia Becagli, and Chiara Santinelli | Information
01 Mar 2019–29 Feb 2020 | Katja Fennel, S. Wajih A. Naqvi, Anja Engel, Hermann Bange, Marilaure Grégoire, Andreas Oschlies, Tina Treude, and Kenneth Rose | Information
10 Oct 2017–31 Dec 2019 | M. Kienast, U. Herzschuh, and L. Jonkers | Information
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02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

14 Aug 2019 Press Release: Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth's atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published today in Biogeosciences.

14 Aug 2019 Press Release: Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth's atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published today in Biogeosciences.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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