Ge-140c - Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry

(Spring, 2017). Introduces the basic principles and applications of stable isotopes in biogeochemical research. Topics include C-13 in photosynthesis, respiration, and the carbon cycle; H-2 in the hydrologic cycle, cellulose and lipid paleoclimate proxies; O-18 in plant tissues and ecology; S-34 in the microbial sulfur cycle. Grading will be based on several problem sets, class participation, and a final term paper. Recommended pre-requisite is Ge-140a, Stable Isotope Geochemistry. Class meets MWF 11-11:50am in Arms 251. Course website.

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