GEOL 4611 - Organic Geochemistry Course uri icon



  • Explores the 'biomarker concept' as a tool to elucidate microbial, biogeochemical, and climatic processes in natural systems through three fundamental goals: a) characterization and classification of organic molecules in complex, natural mixtures; b) biosynthesis, transport, transformation, preservation and destruction of organic matter in nature; c) application of lipid biomarkers and their stable isotope composition to study biological, biogeochemical, and climatic processes in modern and ancient systems. Recommended prerequisite: GEOL 3320 or GEOL 4270.