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Spring 2013-2014
GEO 539  

Topics in Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology, and Paleoceanography - Environmental and Biotic Effects of Volcanism

Gerta Keller

ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.

This course investigates biological and environmental effects of Deccan volcanism 66 m.y. ago in India that led to the KT mass extinction and delayed biotic recovery. Investigations include climate and environmental changes, weathering, ocean acidification and its effects on calcareous marine microplankton and the observed high-stress marine assemblages. The timing of major volcanic eruptions and the time elapsed between individual lava flows will be investigated based on red bole layers.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Literature to be provided by instructor

Requirements/Grading:
Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43019 S01 8:00 am - 10:50 am W   Guyot Hall   316   Enrolled:3 Limit:5