ESCI 642 (01) - Biogeosciences in the Earth System

Biogeosci Earth System

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 53606
This interdisciplinary course applies concepts from chemistry, physics, biology and geology to understand biogeochemical cycles in the Earth system. Course topics includes terrestrial, ocean and freshwater environments; water and energy cycles; carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous and sulfur cycles; biogeochemical cycles through Earth history and a synthesis of how humans have impacted the Earth system. Students will use quantitative methods to explore relationships between causes and effects, positive and negative feedbacks, and thresholds in the Earth systems. Prereq: calculus, two semesters of chemistry or permission.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Ruth Varner

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am JAMS 254