Mar 02, 2021  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 2160 - Introduction to Geobiology

This course focuses on the co-evolution of life with Earth’s systems and targets students in Earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics. Topics include the emergence and early evolution of life on Earth, the environmental limits of life, microbial and metabolic evolution; the role of life in moderating global elemental cycles; earliest records of life; evolution of photosynthesis and the Great Oxidation Event; fossilization and evolution of complex life; mass radiations, mass extinctions, and global change.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: ERTH 1100 recommended, not required.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: ERTH 2160.

Credit Hours: 4

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