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Biogeochemistry (317-0-1)


Neal E Blair
Office Hours: As arranged (

Meeting Info

Technological Institute F285: Tues, Thurs 9:30AM - 10:50AM

Overview of class

The cycling of biogenic elements (C, N, S, Fe, Mn) in surficial environments is the focus of this course. Emphasis will be placed on microbial processes and isotopic signatures

Registration Requirements

1 quarter Chemistry, Geoscience, or Bio Science

Evaluation Method

Progress in the course will be monitored by a series of problem sets and a final writing assignment. The final writing assignment will be a research proposal. The grades will be weighted in the following manner:

Problem sets: 70%
Proposal: 30%

Class Materials (Required)

No Formal Text

Individual readings from the scientific literature will be provided on the Canvas website for the course. The textbook, Biogeochemistry, is also provided on Canvas.