Endowed Biogeochemistry Lecture

Samantha Joye Named 2020 Endowed Biogeochemistry Lecturer

The GS is pleased to announce that Prof. Samantha (Mandy) Joye, Athletic Assoc. Professor of Arts & Sciences and Regents' Professor at the University of Georgia (USA) will deliver the 2020 Endowed Biogeochemistry Lecture. She is recognized for combining cutting-edge techniques in process-level biogeochemistry and molecular biology, which has led to fundamental discoveries on the cycling of carbon and nutrients in marine ecosystems. Details about her presentation will be posted in April.

In 2015, an anonymous donor made a major gift to the Geochemical Society to launch a new endowed lecture to highlight innovative research in biogeochemistry. This prestigious lecture series, presented annually at the Goldschmidt Conference, recognizes a prominent scientist who is making cutting-edge field-based measurements or laboratory measurements on field samples in the area of biogeochemistry.

Nominations are due on Oct. 31 of each year for the following year's lecture. The lecturer will receive a complimentary registration and travel stipend.

Nomination requirements:

  • Nominee's CV (up to 4 pages)
  • List of publications and recent presentations
  • Link to nominee's webpage, if available
  • A recommendation letter from the nominator (up to 2 pages)


Past Lectures

2019 Jennifer Pett-Ridge Impacts of Dynamic Soil Redox on Biogeochemical Transformations and Soil Microbiomes
2018 Adina Paytan Isotopes, Genes and Technology: The Past, Present and Future of Corals
2017 Ariel D. Anbar Designing an Integrated Theory of Earth's Biogeochemical Evolution
2016 Antje Boetius Effects of the Declining Sea-Ice on the Arctic Ocean Ecosystem: Life Matters (video)