Evolution of Earth’s Biosphere

Course Number: 
SIO 248
Course Description: 
Paleoecological development of marine and terrestrial environments during Earth’s evolution. Ecological and chemical evolution of the oceans, atmosphere, biogeochemical cycles, and environments with particular emphasis on the long-term history and climate of the Earth’s surface. Substantial field component (three weekend field trips in San Diego County) complement and extend the lecture material. Additionally, at graduate level oral presentation or research paper required.
Prerequisites: 
graduate-level standing or consent of instructor.
Number of Units: 
4
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