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Professor Sasha Turcyhn was announced as American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Willi Dansgaard Award recipient.

Being selected as a Section Honoree is bestowed upon individuals for meritorious work or service toward the advancement and promotion of discovery and solution science. AGU, a nonprofit organization that supports 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences, annually recognizes a select number of individuals as part of its Honors and Recognition program.

Turchyn is recognized by the global Earth and space sciences community for her tremendous personal sacrifices and selfless dedication to advancing Earth and space sciences. 

The Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology section chose Turchyn because of her outstanding contributions to the field. The award is given to a mid-career scientist within eight to 20 years of receiving their PhD and serves to acknowledge the awardee’s exceptional promise for continued leadership in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology.

Turchyn is a Professor in Biogeochemistry at Cambridge Earth Sciences, and works at the interface between geochemistry and (micro)biology to understand how microbial populations such as bacteria and archaea influence the carbon cycle.


AGU will formally recognize this year’s recipients during #AGU22 Fall Meeting, 12-16 December 2022 in Chicago, IL and online everywhere.