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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018
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ERTH 6200 - Applied Micropaleontology


This course will encompass marine, freshwater, and terrestrial microfossils (with emphasis on foraminifera), including taxonomy, evolutionary history, ecology and paleoenvironments, and a broad spectrum of micropaleontological applications, such as sea-level and climate reconstructions, geochemical analyses, oil industry research and production, and forensic geology. This course will also cover concepts of biostratigraphy and micropaleontological applications to stratigraphic correlation and time scale construction. Extensive hands-on microscope and labwork will be required.
 

Prerequisites/Corequisites:  Prerequisites/Corequisites: ERTH 1200, ERTH 2610 strongly recommended. Permission of the instructor is required.




When Offered: Fall term even-numbered years.



Credit Hours: 4



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