12.009 Theoretical Environmental Analysis


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Analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. Emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds, the comparison of theory to observational data, and associated mathematical methods. Topics include carbon cycle dynamics; ecosystem structure, stability and complexity; mass extinctions; biosphere-geosphere coevolution; and climate change. Employs techniques such as stability analysis; scaling; null model construction; time series and network analysis.

This class has 8.01, and 18.02 as prerequisites. This class has 18.03 as a corequisite.

12.009 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. H. Rothman.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-162.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Theoretical Environmental Analysis site or on the 12.009 Stellar site.

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