Microbial processes influence all aspects of the Earth, ranging from atmospheric composition to elemental cycling in the deep biosphere. This course describes the interaction of biology with geologic, environmental, and climate change processes throughout Earth history and provides a broad understanding of the history of life on Earth.
Offered: SPRING 2013

Microbial Ecology

This course emphasizes the roles of microorganisms in ecosystems, including microbial physiology, nutrient cycles, methods of microbial analysis, and the functional roles of microorganisms. Graduate students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete a NSF-style proposal in addition to other course requirements.