Climate change and pollution have their roots in human disruptions of natural biogeochemical cycling. Biogeochemical cycles describe how matter flows through ecosystems under the influence of biological and physical processes. Explore fundamental concepts in biogeochemistry and trace the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, and mercury at global and local scales through lectures, case studies, and problem-solving exercises.
Prerequisites: EU/SC/GEOG 1401 3.0 and EU/SC/GEOG 1402 3.0 (or AP/SC/GEOG 1400 6.0 prior to 2021)
Programs: Environmental Science