Geochemical Perspectives is a journal independent of major publishing houses, entirely run and edited by and for the geochemical community. Geochemical Perspectives is published by the European Association of Geochemistry.


Each issue of Geochemical Perspectives presents a single article with an in-depth view on the past, present and future of a field of geochemistry, seen through the eyes of a highly respected member of our community. The articles combine science and history of the field’s development and the scientist’s opinions about future directions. We expect personal glimpses into the author’s scientific life, how ideas were generated, pitfalls and triumphs along the way, and how ideas were adopted to carry our field further. Perspectives articles are intended for the entire geochemical community, not for experts. They are not reviews or monographs or text books. They go beyond the current state of the art, providing opinions about future directions and impact in the field.

Latest Geochemical Perspectives

GPv8n2Volume 8, Number 2
October 2019

My Stable Isotope Journey in Biogeochemistry, Geoecology, and Astrobiology
by Marilyn L. Fogel

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Marilyn Fogel’s Geochemical Perspectives describes her career in stable isotope biogeochemistry and ecology and how she has studied carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, and oxygen isotopes as tracers for chemical and biological processes. She’s studied both modern, fossil, and astrobiological materials to understand how biogeochemical cycles have changed over time, in particular how humans might be shaping ecosystems around the globe.

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Future issues written by:
Lawrence Meinert, Henry Dick, Holly Stein, Jack Middelburg, Bo Barker Jørgensen and many others.

In preparation

Geology, Policy and Wine – The Intersection of Science and Life
by Lawrence D. Meinert

This is a somewhat unusual Geochemical Perspectives issue in that it covers a broad range of academic, governmental, policy, wine, and celestial activities touched on during a 40 year career. From personal experience, Larry Meinert recounts his academic development, work in the US Congress, management of the energy and mineral resource functions of the US Geological Survey, helping to shape high level governmental policy, exploring resource issues beyond Earth to the Moon, Mars, and Asteroids, and last but not least the making of fine wine.