Civil & Environmental Engineer
CIVE 5670: Global Biogeochemistry
Lecture - 4 credits
- Examines the biological, chemical, and physical interactions that shape our global environment.
- These interactions combine in the global biogeochemical cycles.
- Industrial emission of gases, use of fertilizers and plastics, and the expansion of cities are altering the biogeochemical cycling of the elements carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus at rates unprecedented in the geological record.
- Uses lectures and the latest update to Chapter 6, “Carbon and Other Biogeochemical Cycles,” of the International Panel on Climate Change report to explore the main interactions between human activity, biogeochemical change, and climate.
- Discusses primary literature to delve deeper into these interactions.
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