GEOSCI 514 - Isotope Biogeochemistry
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to the application of stable and radiogenic isotopes to Biogeochemistry, Environmental Science, Ecology and Paleo-ecology. The primary emphasis will be on the applications of light and "non-traditional" stable isotopes, with a smaller emphasis placed on the application of radiogenic isotopes. The course will begin with the theory, nomenclature and methods of isotope analysis. This will be followed by applications of: H and O isotopes in the atmosphere and in paleo-thermometry; C, N and S isotopes in plants, foodwebs, soils and oceans; "non-traditional" isotopes such as Fe, Ca and Hg in the growing range of Earth surface studies; and the application of radiogenic isotopes as fingerprints of contaminant and nutrient sources.

GEOSCI 514 - Isotope Biogeochemistry
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MF 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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