GEO 365 - EVOLUTION & CATASTROPHES
Examines the major stages and critical events in the history of the Earth, with emphasis on the fossil record of biological evolution and the environmental record of mass extinction.
GEO 506 - FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOSCIENCES II
A survey of fundamental papers in the Geosciences. Topics include present and future climate, biogeochemical processes in the ocean, geochemical cycles, orogenies, thermochronology, rock fracture and seismicity. This is the second of two core geosciences graduate courses.
GEO 503 / AOS 503 - RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH IN GEOSCIENCES
Geosciences and AOS students in the responsible conduct of research using case studies appropriate to these disciplines. This discussion-based course focuses on issues related to the use of scientific data, publication practices and responsible authorship, peer review, research misconduct, conflicts of interest, the role of mentors & mentees, issues encountered in collaborative research and the role of scientists in society. [See all faculty]
GEO 539 - TOPICS IN PALEOECOLOGY, PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, AND PALEOCEANOGRAPHY:
ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOTIC EFFECTS OF VOLCANISM
This course concentrates on the use of marine microfossils in relative age dating and developing high-resolution age control (biostratigraphy) integrated with magnetostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy (stable isotopes), rare and unique bioevents (e.g., species extinctions, species evolution and major species population changes) and radiometric dating. This integrated high-resolution stratigraphic scheme is applied to sequences across geographic regions and oceans in an effort to correlate and identify age equivalent intervals globally.