GE 440 Global Biogeochemical Cycles (Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: At least one college-level earth science course, or permission of instructor. Additional coursework in biology, chemistry, and/or the earth sciences is helpful.
The interplays between biology, geology and chemistry over geologic time make this planet unique. Biogeochemical cycles are pathways through which important elements and molecules are exchanged at the level of the biosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere. This course will bring together multi-disciplinary studies to understand the influence of metabolisms on climate in modern and ancient environments, the ecological and climatic consequences caused by human activities, the tools to detect past life on Earth and elsewhere, and discuss elements of applied environmental biotechnology.
Larry Feinberg

Last Updated: 21-NOV-13