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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

ENVS-581
Environmental Science II (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

This course covers the geological cycling of nutrients and elements that are heavily influenced by biological function as well as geochemical processes. The global geochemical cycles of oxygen, hydrogen, sulfur, nitrogen, carbon, etc. are broken down and quantified. The course also covers the origins of the biosphere, biogeochemistry of land and water, climate change scenarios, carbon sequestration, and environmental acidification. Current research articles addressing important areas of environmental science are presented, linking the science discussed in class with environmental policy decisions and debates. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: ENVS-580.