About the centre

CBA is a joint operation between the Department of Biosciences, Geosciences and Chemistry.

Mission

Our interdisciplinary team studies interactions and feedbacks between climate, carbon cycling and ecosystems in northern latitudes

  • to assess and predict changes in global carbon cycling, which is a crucial requirement to develop strategies to counter anthropogenic climate change.
  • To educate the next generation of climate scientists in the fields of biology, chemistry and geology.
  • To engage the public to implement strategies that help society and ecosystems reverse or adapt to climate and environmental changes

Vision

Our shared vision is

  • to develop and deploy cutting-edge science to understand biogeochemical cycles in a changing anthropogenic world.
  • to develop strategies to help society and ecosystems reverse or adapt to climate and environmental changes.

Values

We want to achieve excellence through

  • Scientific rigorousness and openness
  • Ethical practices in all areas of endeavour
  • Scientific accountability
  • Respect, professionalism and dedication
  • Sense of responsibility to transfer knowledge to the public
  • Sharing of best practices and working as a team

Centre organisation

The leader group of the Centre for Biogeochemistry

CBA is led by centre leader Dag Hessen, who is joined by Rolf David Vogt and Frode Stordal in the leader group.

The advisory board currently consists of Brit Lisa Skjelkv√•le, Einar Uggerud, Rein Aasland, and Solveig Kristensen.

Contact

Dag O. Hessen
Centre leader

Jan David Heuschele
Senior Advisor