GEOL 412: Micropaleontology
(Dual-listed with GEOL 512). (Cross-listed with ENSCI). Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.
Prereq: GEOL 102 and 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.