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GEOL 412: Micropaleontology

(Dual-listed with GEOL 512). (Cross-listed with ENSCI). Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: GEOL 102; GEOL 102L
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 nannofossils, sponge spicules, diatoms, radiolarians, and silicoflagellates.