Earth System Evolution through Deep Time
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Earth evolution has involved long periods of stability punctuated by catastropic irreversible crises. Focuses on multidisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of key planetary crises including: birthing of the moon, the great oxidation event, the Neoproterozoic snowball Earth, the great Permian extinction, and the Cretaceous superplume. Implications for the future evolution of the Earth System are investigated.
Prerequisites: 110, 120.
Pre- or corequisites:
Undergraduate course in Earth and Ocean Sciences offered by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Faculty of Science.