Endowed Biogeochemistry Lecture

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)

Submit a Nomination

Past Lectures

2020 Samantha (Mandy) Joye Novel Approaches Reveal Unexpected Biogeochemical Dynamics in Extreme Environments
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)