12.174 Biogeochemistry of Natural and Perturbed Systems
Presents the fundamentals of chemical cycles in the environment and their interactions with microbial populations. Students investigate the natural cycling of carbon, oxygen, and nutrients in the oceans and on land. Also emphasizes anthropogenic perturbations to natural dynamics and how the environment is reshaped by human activities. Students work in teams to develop and conduct immersive research projects in the Boston area, analyzing their local environment for chemical and microbial signatures of both natural and anthropogenic origin.
12.174 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by A. R. Babbin.
Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-824.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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