GE 440 Global Biogeochemical Cycles (Spring: 3)
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.
Last Updated: 21-NOV-13