Biogeosciences Section

Biogeoscience is the interdisciplinary study of the processes in and interactions among the Earth’s atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. Two key elements in the study of biogeosciences are biogeophysics, the processes associated with the movement of water, mass, and energy within and across ecosystems, and biogeochemistry, the processes related to the cycling of elements within and across ecosystems.

The CGU Biogeosciences Section was initiated in May 2009, following approval at the 2009 CGU Annual Meeting in Toronto. The main purposes of the CGU-Biogeosciences Section are to:


the discipline within the greater Canadian geophysical community


collegiality and cooperation among biogeoscience researchers


and promote student participation in biogeoscience research, conference settings, and mentor future biogeoscientists


a platform for the timely dissemination of research results through conference special sessions, workshops, and other related means


You can join the Biogeosciences Section by declaring BGS affiliation when applying for or renewing your CGU membership. Affiliation with CGU-BGS ensures that you’re kept up to date on current issues of interest in the field of biogeosciences, important Section news, and relevant deadlines for conferences and events

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Contact us via the Section Secretary.

Nora Casson, Biogeosciences (BGS) Secretary

Dept. of Geography, University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9 Canada
Tel.: (204) 258-3052