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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
23 Jan 2020
Lability classification of soil organic matter in the northern permafrost region
Peter Kuhry, Jiří Bárta, Daan Blok, Bo Elberling, Samuel Faucherre, Gustaf Hugelius, Christian J. Jørgensen, Andreas Richter, Hana Šantrůčková, and Niels Weiss
Biogeosciences, 17, 361–379, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-361-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-361-2020, 2020
23 Jan 2020
Diurnal variation in the isotope composition of plant xylem water biases the depth of root-water uptake estimates
Hannes P. T. De Deurwaerder, Marco D. Visser, Matteo Detto, Pascal Boeckx, Félicien Meunier, Liangju Zhao, Lixin Wang, and Hans Verbeeck
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-512,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-512, 2020
Manuscript under review for BG (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Jan 2020
Organic iron complexes enhance iron transport capacity along estuarine salinity gradients of Baltic estuaries
Simon David Herzog, Per Persson, Kristina Kvashnina, and Emma Sofia Kritzberg
Biogeosciences, 17, 331–344, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-331-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-331-2020, 2020
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22 Jan 2020
Effect of legume intercropping on N2O emissions and CH4 uptake during maize production in the Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia
Shimelis Gizachew Raji and Peter Dörsch
Biogeosciences, 17, 345–359, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-345-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-345-2020, 2020
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22 Jan 2020
Structural elucidation and environmental distributions of butanetriol and pentanetriol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (BDGTs and PDGTs)
Sarah Coffinet, Travis B. Meador, Lukas Mühlena, Kevin W. Becker, Jan Schröder, Qing-Zeng Zhu, Julius S. Lipp, Verena B. Heuer, Matthew P. Crump, and Kai-Uwe Hinrichs
Biogeosciences, 17, 317–330, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-317-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-317-2020, 2020
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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
Ecological and biogeochemical functioning of the coastal upwelling system off Peru: an in situ mesocosm study
01 Feb 2020–31 Jul 2020 | Eric Achterberg, Javier Arístegui, Francisco Chavez, Michelle I. Graco, Hans-Peter Grossart, Dimitri Gutierrez, Ulf Riebesell, and Silvio Pantoja | Information
Understanding the Indian Ocean system: past, present and future (BG/ACP/OS/SE inter-journal SI)
01 Jul 2019–31 Mar 2020 | 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
News
08 Jan 2020 Outstanding Editor Award 2019

In recognition of his excellent services as Associate Editor, Akihiko Ito has been selected as Outstanding Editor 2019.

08 Jan 2020 Outstanding Editor Award 2019

In recognition of his excellent services as Associate Editor, Akihiko Ito has been selected as Outstanding Editor 2019.

08 Jan 2020 Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2019

The Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2019 will be awarded to Hinrich Grothe, Ben Bond-Lamberty, and Ralf Schiebel in recognition of their excellence in reviewing.

08 Jan 2020 Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2019

The Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2019 will be awarded to Hinrich Grothe, Ben Bond-Lamberty, and Ralf Schiebel in recognition of their excellence in reviewing.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

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