GEOL 324

Biogeochemical Approaches to Environmental Science

A broad review of quantitative and qualitative biogeochemical methods used in the study of environmental science. The course will focus on isotopic and elemental analyses of geological and biological materials with applications to a range of questions. Examples include; energy flow, nutrient cycling, animal migration, and paleoceanographic conditions. The course readings will draw heavily upon case studies from the primary scientific literature.

Cross-listed as ENVR/GEOL 324.

Prerequisites: Any one of BIOL 111, 112, CHEM 110, 115, 120, 230, GEOL 101 or 104.