Jun 17, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 6880 - Global Environmental Change

This 4-credit course will explore global environmental cycles, patterns, and changes. It will cover 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. Also discussed will be 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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: BIOL 1010 /BIOL 1015  and BIOL 2120 /BIOL 2125 ​.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: BIOL 4880 . Students cannot get credit for both BIOL 4880  and BIOL 6880.

Credit Hours: 4

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