Nutrient Cycling and Prokaryotes
Also: FORB 538
An introduction to prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea) and their role in nutrient cycling in forests, lakes and oceans. Diversity and evolution of populations and communities of prokaryotes and their role in the major biogeochemical cycles: carbon, nitrogen, sulfur. Genetic, biochemical, physiological and ecological aspects of processes such as nitrogen fixation and methanogenesis; design of experimental approaches to assess cycling of elements in forests, lakes and oceans by prokaryotes.
- Credit will be granted for only one of BIOL 538, BIOL 438, FORB 538.
- A combined undergraduate and graduate course.
- Please contact instructor for more information.