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Section Newsletter - November 30, 2023

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From the Executive Committee

Catch up on the latest sections news, upcoming events and Fall Meeting/Award deadlines!

Register Now for the Early Career Networking Event

When: Monday, 4 December, 2023 12 PM - 1 PM EST Where: Gathertown (a virtual meeting space)

Join us virtually the week before the Fall Meeting for some networking fun as we prepare to share our amazing science! This event will be hosted on “Gathertown”, a virtual meeting environment. Come network with peers, explore sessions and events happening at AGU, and learn about what your Biogeosciences section does and how you can get involved.

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Join us for the AGU23 William S. and Carelyn Y. Reeburgh Lecture!

Please add the 2023 Reeburgh lecture to your AGU23 schedule. This year’s awardee is Whendee L. Silver, Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Silver’s award lecture, entitled “Redox as a driver of the terrestrial biogeochemical engine,” is on Monday, 11 December starting at 4:00 PM PST (16:00) in lecture hall 2022-2024-West (Level 2, West, Moscone Center).

Come to the AGU23 Biogeosciences Reception and Section Gathering!

The Biogeosciences reception will take place on Tuesday, 12 December from 6:30-8:00 PM PST (18:30-20:00) in the Nob Hill Room on the lower B2 level of the Marriott Marquis San Francisco.

Following the mixer, the AGU Biogeosciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will be hosting an informal networking event at 21st Amendment from 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM. So, please come celebrate the Biogeosciences section with us.

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Consider supporting AGU Biogeosciences!

Your AGU Biogeosciences Section Committee has been hard at work to bring the Biogeosciences community a wide range of activities and support in 2023. This includes travel and caregiver awards, which help increase diversity, equity and inclusion at the AGU23 Meeting, as well as OSPA awards to honor student presenters, early career workshops, networking activities and more! Please consider donating to the Biogeosciences Section so that we can continue to provide this level of support. 

A contribution of $50 or more makes you an individual donor, which qualifies you for an incentive program that helps increase funds available for each section. More specifically, starting at 5% participation from primary affiliated Biogeosciences members, AGU will give our section additional funds for section-based activities. The greater the participation, the greater the contribution from AGU to our section.

Thank you everyone for your support!

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We want to hear from you! Take our survey and share your ideas for the Quarterly Townhall Events for 2024

In 2024, the Biogeosciences Section will host quarterly townhall events to help build community and provide a platform for conversations between our diverse membership. The first event "Is this sustainable? The State and Future of Earth Science Careers" will be a panel and small group discussion event held in March. To help us plan the first, and future, events please fill out the following survey. Thank you!

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Thank you to Springer-Nature

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December 2023

The AGU Biogeosciences Executive Committee wants to express a huge thank you to Springer Nature for their generous and ongoing support of our section. Their support has been invaluable in supporting our activities focused on increasing the opportunities and experiences of our section’s early career, underrepresented, and underserved members. Thank you!

Technical Committee Newsletter: Soils Processes and Critical Zone

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October 2023

The Soils Processes and Critical Zone Technical Committee is pleased to give an update on activities and events related to soil processes and the critical zone at AGU. Our last committee meeting was held on June 22, 2023 online. At the meeting, we discussed the proposal sessions related to our committee and activities to be organized at the AGU Fall Meeting.

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From Twitter

Biogeoscience Job Boards

On the job market? Not sure where to look for jobs? The Biogeosciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee has put together a list of job boards for academic, government, and industry positions. We hope this helps to broaden your search.

If you have more suggestions, please send them to Derek Pierson or Jen Glass.

#AGU23 Get Ready For San Francisco!

Fall Meeting Programming Committee 

At this time, AGU is planning the 2023 Fall Meeting as a "hybrid" meeting, aimed to optimize both in-person and worldwide virtual participation. Check out #AGU23 for further information.



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Important Dates

Click here for all AGU dates and deadlines.

April 12th, 2023

Session proposals due.

August 2nd, 2023

Abstracts due.

December 11th, 2023

Fall meeting begins!

Latest announcements, info & events

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Global Biogeochemical Cycles

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