Geology 7830/7930

Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Biogeochemistry involves the study how geological environments are affected by biological and chemical processes.  The course involves survey of the major global cycles of biogeochemically relevant elements of the periodic table (C, O, S, N, Fe, P), and examines the evolution of these cycles in various modern environments and through geologic time. Topics include weathering, acid-base chemistry, biological redox processes, nutrient cycling, trace gas fluxes, bio-active metals, the use of isotopic tracers, and mathematical models. Interactions between global biogeochemical cycles and other components of the Earth system are discussed.

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