AGU’s Newest Open Access Journal GeoHealth Publishes First Articles

GeoHealth journal from the American Geophysical Union and Wiley emphasizes intersection of Earth and space sciences with human, agricultural, and environmental health.

6 March 2017

Washington, DC— The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Wiley today announced that GeoHealth, AGU’s newest open access journal, has published its first set of articles. The journal was created to support and foster collaboration between geoscientists, ecologists, and environmental and health professionals. GeoHealth features original research, reviews, policy discussions, and commentaries that cover the growing intersection of Earth, atmospheric, oceans and environmental sciences, ecology, and the agricultural and health sciences. Researchers and contributors will discuss the impacts to, risks, and opportunities associated with human, agricultural, and ecological health and disease.

The journal’s newly released articles include:


  • Convergence in the Geosciences – Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, urges geoscientists to embrace ‘convergence’ – the integration of engineering, physical sciences, computation, and life sciences to benefit health, energy, and the environment.

Research articles

  • Relating Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Incidence to Soil Moisture Conditions – Coopersmith et al. connect periods of higher and lower soil moisture in Arizona and California to the reported incidence of valley fever in those states. The results indicate that a higher number of valley fever cases are likely to be reported in Arizona if the previous summer has been atypically dry and in California if the previous winter/spring has been atypically dry.

GeoHealth joins AGU’s prestigious portfolio of 20 peer-reviewed research publications, including the highly ranked Geophysical Research Letters and Earth’s Future. GeoHealth is currently led by Founding Editor Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and editors Daniela Ceccarelli, Dutch National Reference Laboratory for Antibiotic Resistance in Animals; Peter Daszak, EcoHealth Alliance; Antarpreet Jutla, West Virginia University; Thomas Lovejoy, George Mason University; and Paul A. Sandifer, College of Charleston and Hollings Marine Laboratory. To learn more about GeoHealth, visit:

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Contact information for the authors:

Evan Coopersmith: [email protected], +1 (610) 639-2087
Marcia K. McNutt: Riya V. Anandwala, Media Officer, National Academies of Sciences – [email protected], +1 (202) 334-3346
Yinon Rudich: [email protected], +972 8 934-4237
James Oliver: [email protected], +1 (704) 687-8516
Paul Sandifer: [email protected], +1 (843) 762-8814

AGU Contact:

Caitlyn Camacho, [email protected], 202-777-7423
Lauren Lipuma, [email protected], 202-777-7396