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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 4880 - The Global Environment

This 4 credit course will explore global environmental cycles, patterns, and changes. We will discuss elemental cycles of phosphorus, nitrogen, and carbon, and pollutants such as mercury, lead, and CFCs, and how changes in these cycles influence organisms and ecosystems. We will also discuss large-scale biotic processes and theory about ecosystem dynamics. Major environmental issues such as acid rain, eutrophication, climate change, and land use conversation will also be discussed. Students cannot get credit for both BIOL 4880 and BIOL 6880.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Ecology (BIOL 4850 or by instructor permission).

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: BIOL 6880.

Credit Hours: 4

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