Welcome to the 2nd Joint Symposium
of the International Societies for
Environmental Biogeochemistry &
Subsurface Microbiology

The Biogeosphere Above and Below our Feet:
Towards a Better Understanding of Sustainability in the Environment, Now and in the Future

22 - 28 October, 2023

We are pleased to announce that this joint symposium will take place in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

The Joint Symposium will bring together scientists from all over the world to discuss recent developments and discoveries from all aspects of Environmental Biogeochemistry and Subsurface Microbiology.

The symposium will include oral sessions, poster sessions, optional field excursions, and social and networking activities. There will be a range of invited and keynote speakers, a banquet, student and early career science awards, and events to honor past members who we lost recently.

We encourage students and early career scientists to attend the 2023 Joint Symposium

Program Themes


Symposium Schedule-at-a-Glance


The Organizing Committee welcomes everyone in fields related to biogeochemistry, geobiology, ecology, environmental microbiology, subsurface microbiology, environmental engineering, geochemistry, biochemistry, soil sciences, geology, oceanography, climatology, and astrobiology. We also welcome contributions that showcase the latest technologies in biogeochemistry and subsurface microbiology, Registration is open for all.



22 - 28 October, 2023

Banff Park Lodge in Banff, Alberta, Canada 

The charming town of Banff is surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park. There are many opportunities for outdoor adventures and sight-seeing, including hot springs, Sulphur Mountain, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and other sites within Banff National Park, such as Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake. There are also several art galleries, museums, restaurants, shops, and spas within Banff. The Banff Park Lodge is centrally located within walking distance to many scenic areas and amenities.  During the symposium, delicious and healthy breakfasts and lunches, as well as snack breaks, will  be at the Banff Park Lodge and  included in the registration costs for all delegates and their guests. 

Complete registration, travel, & lodging plans

30 August 2023

Complete your registration and travel and lodging plans. We recommend you do this sooner rather than later, as the hotel (Banff Park Lodge) may fill up.  

Finalize Abstract Submissions

31 August 2023

Finalization abstract submission payment.


22 October 2023

The Symposium begins!

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2023 ISEB & ISSM

About us

The International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry and the International Society for Subsurface Microbiology teamed up in 2005 for their first joint symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This 2023 gathering of both societies will be the  2nd joint symposium, but separately will be the 25th symposium for ISEB and the 11th symposium for ISSM.