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Professor Philip Boyd elected as an American Geophysical Union Fellow

IMAS marine biogeochemist Professor Philip Boyd has joined the prestigious 2022 Class of American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows, along with 53 fellow researchers who have been recognised for making exceptional contributions in the Earth and space sciences.

The AGU supports 130,000 members worldwide – from enthusiasts to experts in Earth and space science.Since 1962, a select number of individuals have been recognised in their annual Honors and Recognition program, with the AGU Union Fellows Committee selecting less than 0.1% of members as new Fellows.

Professor Boyd’s research interests range from ecology to biogeochemistry and include collaborating with economists and policy analysts to develop decision support tools, such as for climate change impacts and geoengineering. These tools are implemented for a range of policymakers, to assist with science-based decision-making around our marine environment.

“AGU has been a hugely influential network of disciplines and a guiding light on science developments, so it is a great honour to be recognised as an AGU Fellow,” Prof Boyd said.

Professor Boyd was selected for his outstanding achievements and contributions to advancing the frontiers of Earth and space science – and for embodying the AGU’s vision of a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future powered by discovery, innovation and action. Fellows recipients are also recognised as conducting themselves with integrity, respect and collaboration, while creating deep engagement in education, diversity and outreach.

AGU will formally recognise this year’s recipients during the AGU22 Fall Meeting in Chicago and online, from 12–16 December 2022. This celebration is a chance for AGU’s community to recognise the outstanding work of our colleagues and be inspired by their accomplishments and stories.


Through broad and inclusive partnerships, AGU advances discovery and solution science that accelerates knowledge and creates solutions that are ethical, unbiased and respectful of communities and their values. Our programs include serving as a scholarly publisher, convening virtual and in-person events and providing career support. We live our values in everything we do, such as our net zero energy renovated building in Washington, D.C. and our Ethics and Equity Center, which fosters a diverse and inclusive geoscience community to ensure responsible conduct.


Image: Prof Philip Boyd (Photo: Peter Mathew)

Published 20 September 2022

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
20 September, 2022