Catchment and Global Biogeochemistry
0.5 Credit - Fall
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
An in-depth examination of biogeochemistry at global and catchment scales. Biogeochemistry is the study of the biological, geological, and physical processes and reactions of biologically important elements, such as carbon and nitrogen, through the natural environment. Topics such as the global carbon cycle and the fate of nutrients in rivers and lakes will be addressed. Students learn about how the ‘small watershed technique' and ‘whole-ecosystem manipulation' are used to predict the many ways human impacts will affect large-scale biogeochemical cycles. (Physical Geography).