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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

19 Jul 2024
Distinguishing mature and immature trees allows estimating forest carbon uptake from stand structure
Samuel M. Fischer, Xugao Wang, and Andreas Huth
Biogeosciences, 21, 3305–3319, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-3305-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-3305-2024, 2024
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19 Jul 2024
Assessment of carbon mass in a Mediterranean downy oak ecosystem using airborne lidar and NASA Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) data
Maëlie Chazette, Patrick Chazette, Ilja M. Reiter, Xiaoxia Shang, Julien Totems, Jean-Philippe Orts, Irène Xueref-Remy, and Nicolas Montes
Biogeosciences, 21, 3289–3303, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-3289-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-3289-2024, 2024
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19 Jul 2024
Composite calcite and opal test in Foraminifera (Rhizaria)
Julien Richirt, Satoshi Okada, Yoshiyuki Ishitani, Katsuyuki Uematsu, Akihiro Tame, Kaya Oda, Noriyuki Isobe, Toyoho Ishimura, Masashi Tsuchiya, and Hidetaka Nomaki
Biogeosciences, 21, 3271–3288, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-3271-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-3271-2024, 2024
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18 Jul 2024
Ancient clays support contemporary biogeochemical activity in the Critical Zone
Vanessa M. Alfonso, Peter M. Groffman, Zhongqi Cheng, and David E. Seidemann
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1165,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1165, 2024
Preprint under review for BG (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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18 Jul 2024
Technical note: New approach for the determination of N2 fixation rates by coupling a membrane equilibrator to a mass spectrometer on voluntary observing ships
Sören Iwe, Oliver Schmale, and Bernd Schneider
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2049,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2049, 2024
Preprint under review for BG (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles

17 Jul 2024
Isotopomer labeling and oxygen dependence of hybrid nitrous oxide production
Colette L. Kelly, Nicole M. Travis, Pascale Anabelle Baya, Claudia Frey, Xin Sun, Bess B. Ward, and Karen L. Casciotti
Biogeosciences, 21, 3215–3238, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-3215-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-3215-2024, 2024
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11 Jun 2024
The effect of temperature on photosystem II efficiency across plant functional types and climate
Patrick Neri, Lianhong Gu, and Yang Song
Biogeosciences, 21, 2731–2758, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-2731-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-2731-2024, 2024
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08 May 2024
Drought and radiation explain fluctuations in Amazon rainforest greenness during the 2015–2016 drought
Yi Y. Liu, Albert I. J. M. van Dijk, Patrick Meir, and Tim R. McVicar
Biogeosciences, 21, 2273–2295, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-2273-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-2273-2024, 2024
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25 Apr 2024
Interpretability of negative latent heat fluxes from eddy covariance measurements in dry conditions
Sinikka J. Paulus, Rene Orth, Sung-Ching Lee, Anke Hildebrandt, Martin Jung, Jacob A. Nelson, Tarek Sebastian El-Madany, Arnaud Carrara, Gerardo Moreno, Matthias Mauder, Jannis Groh, Alexander Graf, Markus Reichstein, and Mirco Migliavacca
Biogeosciences, 21, 2051–2085, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-2051-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-2051-2024, 2024
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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
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Scheduled special issues

01 Oct 2024–31 Mar 2025 | Sanja Frka (Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia), Peter S. Liss (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom), Klaus Jürgens (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Germany), Frédéric Gazeau (Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, France), and Hermann Bange (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany) | Information
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 2023–30 Nov 2024 | Owen R. Cooper, Martin G. Schultz, and Paul Stoy | Information
Drought, society, and ecosystems (NHESS/BG/GC/HESS inter-journal SI)
14 Feb 2023–31 Aug 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

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20 Jun 2024 Release of journal metrics 2023

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20 Jun 2024 Release of journal metrics 2023

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19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. 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.

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.

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