AGU Biogeosciences Section
Integrating Biology and Geosciences at AGU
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Biogeosciences is a relatively new section of the American Geophysical Union. Biogeoscienes was formed because of the recognized need to integrate the key role played by biology into the scientific study of the Earth and other planets. The goal in integrating biological sciences into AGU was to allow the AGU community to better address the interaction of humans with climate, hydrology, and ecosystems and to provide a scientific forum for the development of environmental policy in the next decades.
Here are a few examples of emerging issues that have a home in the Biogeosciences Section:
...the study of element cycling through the terrestrial biosphere, soils, streams, oceans and the atmosphere
Microbial and Evolutionary Biology
...the study of modern and ancient organisms, and how they interact with geological systems
...the study of the interaction between the physical world and biological organisms
...the study of biogeoscience across geological time, including the determination of ancient climates and significance of ancient organisms.
Planetary Biology and Extreme Environments
...an emerging area focused on understanding the physical constraints on the evolution of life on Earth and other planets
What we do as a Section:
...organize Sessions at AGU Meetings with Biogeoscience themes
...organize Field Trips at AGU Fall and Spring Meeting
...plan ways to better integrate Biogesciences into AGU through new journal offerings, theme crosscuts, etc.