Past Events


ISEB 2019

The 24th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB24) took place in September 2019 in Potsdam, Germany, on the Telegrafenberg campus of GFZ Potsdam. This facility has a long history in Earth Sciences, which dates back to 1870. The city of Potsdam is famous for landscape gardens, architectural masterpieces and palaces, and waterscapes. 

ISEB 2017

The 23rd International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB23) took place in September 2017 at Palm Cove in far north Queensland, Australia. The location, which is a perfect showcase of tropical Australia with the Great Barrier Reef and rainforests being within easy reach, is an obvious attraction for any environmental scientist.








Delegates at the 23rd ISEBat Palm Cove in far north Queensland, Australia.

ISEB 2015

The 22nd ISEB Symposium was held in Piran, Slovenia, September 28 to October 2, 2015.  Best oral presentation awards went to Noa Balaban (Isotopic fractionation during biogegradation of aliphatic flame retardants) and Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly (Evidence for functional niches and dominant carbon utilization pathways in an epigenic cave system).  Best poster presentations went to Swanne Gontharet (Influence of sedimentary environment on the occurrence of microbial mats at the marine mangrove surface sediments from Guadeloupe), Helena Kindlova (Arsenic rich speleothems, Mikulov, North Bohemia, Czech Republic: mineral phases, water and microbes), and the University of Warsaw geoeomicrobiology group comprised of Michal Karlicki, Agnieszka Bakowska, Robert Stasiuk, Agnieszka Wlodarczyk.

Group photo Skocjanske Cave Tour 30.9.2015


Participants at ISEB 21 in Wuhan, China.


Short Courses, Workshops, Research Colloquia

Microbe-Mineral Interactions

The 2012 short course on Microbe-Mineral Interactions: Molecular to Global Scale Processes was held along the Riviera Maya in Mexico.  There were over 75 participants from 14 countries in attendance.


Interfacial Phenomena Short Course and Research Colloquium

The 2014 ISEB short course and research colloquium on Interfacial Phenomena in Environmental Biogeochemistry concluded recently (November 16 to 21, 2014) at the Moon Palace Resort, Cancun, Mexico.  Sessions considered the fundamental chemistry, methods of investigation, and biogeochemical significance of interfacial processes in the global environment.  Research colloquium sessions showcaseed the interdisciplinary research activities among short course attendees.