At the EGU General Assembly, the European Association for Geochemistry presents the Eminent Speakers Award to a prominent mid-career scientist. The Eminent Speakers Award consists in a certificate and a €500 honorarium.
Recipient of the 2015 Eminent Speakers Award:
Wouter Peters, University of Wageningen and University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Wouter Peters is currently professor of Atmospheric Composition Modeling at the Center for Isotope Research in Groningen, The Netherlands, and also leads a carbon cycle research group at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. His scientific interest is in deriving greenhouse gas budgets from observations of CO2 and its isotopes, by combining physical and biogeochemical models with measurements in advanced data assimilation techniques. This has resulted in the widely used “CarbonTracker” products. In a new ERC funded research program starting in 2015, Prof. Peters and his collaborators will collect and analyze air samples from the Amazon rain forest for their δ¹³C and Δ17O in CO2 signatures to better understand the tropical carbon cycle.
At EGU 2015, he presented “Simulating the budget and distribution of Δ17O in CO2 with a global atmosphere-biosphere model” (Mon 13 April, 14:15, Room G4, session BG1.4/AS2.4), as well as “Continent-wide increase of water-use efficiency in vegetation during severe droughts of the recent decade” (Wed 15 April, 17:00, Room G4, session BG2.11).
Former recipients of the Eminent Speakers Award
- 2014 Dan Yakir, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- 2013 Osamu Abe, School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan and Nicolas Mangold, University of Nantes, France
- 2012 Kirsten Küsel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany and Martin Van Kranendonk, University of New South Wales, Australia
EAG co-organised sessions at past EGU General Assemblies