Biogeosciences @ BU

The Boston University Terrestrial Biogeosciences Program is a community of faculty and students whose research interests converge at the boundaries of traditional natural science disciplines. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary research and coursework, focusing on the biogeochemistry and biogeophysics of terrestrial ecosystems, with faculty and students drawn from the Department of Biology and the Department of Earth and Environment.

Research and curricular themes include the role of energy, mass and nutrient cycles in biosphere-atmosphere interactions, coastal processes, ecohydrology, climate change, regional-to-global environmental change, coupled human-natural systems, and sustainability science. The program is centered on graduate student training, and is specifically designed for students wishing to pursue interdisciplinary research in topics spanning more than one discipline.

For more information about the program and guidance on how to apply, prospective students are encouraged to contact the program Director Adrien Finzi ( or co-Director Mark Friedl (