EARTH 390: Introduction to Geobiology

Course Description: This class will center on evaluating the interplay between biological and physical processes in shaping the environment. Major topics include: the role of microbes in major element cycling (C, N, S, P), historical geobiology (how have microbes changed the planet over time?), methodologies applied in geobiology, humans as agents of geobiology, and the related fields of astro/exobiology.

Prerequisite: EARTH 201 and either CHEM 103 CHEM 172 or CHEM 210-1, or permission from instructor.

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