The BGeoSys group includes academics, post-doctoral, Ph.D. and technical staff with expertise in a range of research fields from the biogeochemistry of continental and marine systems, the kinetics of water-rock-microorganisms processes to the modelling of the Earth system. Our approach encompass experimental, modelling and field work covering an large spectrum of temporal (seconds to billion years) and spatial -(nanometer to the global) scales. We are focusing our efforts on the carbon and nutrients cycles and on their role in shaping the present and past climates of the Earth.
- - Modelling on the Earth system.
- - Hydrological and biogeochemical cycles (C, N, P, Si, S, Fe): weathering, land-ocean-atmosphere exchanges, marine (bio)geochemistry, early diagenesis and sedimentology.
- - Geochemistry of contaminants (heavy metals, N, P) in aquatic and soil systems.
- - Geomicrobial processes at the water-rock-microorganisms (i.e. fungi and bacteria) interfaces.
- - Carbon cycle, green-house gases (CO2, CH4, N2O), ocean acidification, marine calcification and climate.
- - Biogeochemical and geomicrobial dynamics in the sedimentary systems.
- - Paleoenvironments and paleoclimate: archiving and tracing of processes in geological records.
- - Water and fossil fuels resources.