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ENSCI 4120: Micropaleontology

(Dual-listed with GEOL 5120). (Cross-listed with GEOL 4120).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 2, Laboratory 2.

Prereq: GEOL 1020 and GEOL 1020L
Evolution, identification and utility of major microfossil groups from the Mesozoic to present. Focus on Cenozoic applications including biostratigraphy, paleoclimate, and paleothermometry using assemblages, stable isotopes, Mg/Ca, and molecular fossils. Laboratory includes processing and analysis of specific microfossils. Major groups covered include foraminifera, calcareous nanofossils, sponge spicules, diatoms, radiolarians, and silicoflagellates. Offered even-numbered years. (Typically Offered: Fall)