[Earth and Planetary Sciences 186. Low Temperature Geochemistry I: Introduction to Biogeochemical Cycles]

An introduction to low temperature biogeochemistry. We will focus on key biogeochemical elements and look to understand the linkages between the biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere. The course begins with a description of marine geochemistry (alkalinity and chemical fluxes) and works toward understanding isotopic fractionation and what it can tell us about the environment. We will explore biogeochemistry over a range of physical and temporal scales.

Note: Likely offered Fall 2018. This course includes a weekly two-hour lab to be arranged and prepares students for EPS 187. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of either Oceans and Atmosphere(s) or Earth History and Geobiology. Given in alternate years.
Prerequisite: A course in college chemistry is recommended.








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