European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 17–22 April 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, April 22, 2016 - 17:00

We would like to invite you to the session “Microbial nitrogen-transformation processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems: advances in pathways-tracing, quantification and process-based modelling” to be held at the EGU meeting next year (2016) (

The deadline for abstract submission is approaching (Jan. 13, 2016)

We invite contributions from the following fields:

Methodical advances in measuring and modelling of microbial N-transformation processes in soils, wetlands, aquifers and open water bodies; measuring N2 and N2O fluxes and investigating controlling factors under field-like conditions using methods like incubation under He atmosphere, 15N-Tracer technique, natural abundance stable isotopes signatures or N2/Ar ratios; innovative methods on controlling factors; method comparisons; process-based modelling at various scales; microbial community structures; molecular techniques.

Our session should be listed under General Biogeosciences but it had been moved by BG coordination to  BG 5 “Geomicrobiology and Extreme Environments”, maybe by accident. But of course, despite that N cycling is also relevant to extreme environments, we keep the full scope of our session.