Earth 390: Special Topics in Earth and Planetary Sciences


Offered Spring 2017

T,Th 12:30-1:50pm in F391

Pre-requisites: EARTH 201 and either CHEM 103, CHEM 172 or CHEM 210-1, or permission from instructor.

Lab Section: Friday, 10am-11:50am

Instructor: Magdalena Osburn

This class will center on evaluating the interplay between biological and physical processes in shaping the environment. Major topics include: the role of microbes in major element cycling (C, N, S, P), historical geobiology (how have microbes changed the planet over time?), methodologies applied in geobiology, humans as agents of geobiology, and the related fields of astro/exobiology.


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