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E-PSCI 56. Geobiology and the History of Life

Within our solar system, Earth is distinguished as the planet with life. Life was born of planetary processes, has been sustained for some four billion years by planetary processes, and through time has emerged as a set of planetary processes that is important in its own right. In this course we will investigate the ways that Earth and life interact, focusing in particular on the biogeochemical cycles of major elements. This will provide a framework for interpreting the history of life reconstructed from fossils and phylogeny.

Note: Course includes a weekly three-hour lab to be arranged and one field trip. EPS 56 is also offered as OEB 56. Students may not take both for credit. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Earth History and Geobiology. Offered jointly with Faculty of Arts & Sciences as OEB 56

Requirement: EPS 10, OEB 10, or Life Sciences 1b, or permission of instructor.

Professor: 

Season: 

Fall

Days: 

M
W

Time: 

10:30-11:45am

Course ID: 

108969

Subject Area: 

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Research Areas: 

  • [Course titles in brackets] indicate that the course is not scheduled to be taught during the 2019-2020 academic year, but may be offered in an alternate year.
  • An asterisk (*) before a course number indicates that a student must obtain the instructor's permission in order to enroll in the course.

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