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BIOL 4830: Environmental Biogeochemistry

(Dual-listed with ENSCI 5830). (Cross-listed with ENSCI 4830/ GEOL 4830).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Prereq: Combined 12 credits in biology, chemistry, and physics
An exploration of biological, physical and geochemical impacts on the structure and function of ecosystems from local to global scales. Emphasis on the cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, and metals, and how these have been impacted by human activity. Topics may include biological feedbacks to climate change, microbial physiology and redox reactions, plant/soil feedbacks, terrestrial/aquatic linkages, early Earth processes and the origins of life. Offered odd-numbered years. (Typically Offered: Spring)