651-4004-00L  The Global Carbon Cycle - Reduced

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersT. I. Eglinton, L. Bröder, R. G. Hilton
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

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651-4004-00 GThe Global Carbon Cycle - Reduced
All lessons at least until the Easter break will take place online only. Zoom links to the live lectures will be provided via Moodle and sent out by email to registered participants. Lessons will be recorded and made available via Moodle.
2 hrs
Tue14:15-16:00NO C 6 »
T. I. Eglinton, L. Bröder, R. G. Hilton

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AbstractThe carbon cycle connects different reservoirs of C, including life on Earth, atmospheric CO2, and economically important geological reserves of C. Much of this C is in reduced (organic) form, and is composed of complex chemical structures that reflect diverse biological activity, processes and transformations.
ObjectiveA wealth of information is held within the complex organic molecules, both in the context of the contemporary carbon cycle and its links to is other biogeochemical cycles, as well as in relation to Earth's history, the evolution of life and climate on this planet.

In this course we will learn about the role of reduced forms of carbon in the global cycle, how these forms of carbon are produced, move around the planet, and become sequestered in the geological record, and how they can be used to infer biological activity and conditions on this planet in the geologic past. The course encompasses a range of spatial and temporal scales, from molecular to global, and from the contemporary environment to earliest life.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is good preparation for the combined Field-Lab Course: "651-4044-02 P Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Field Course" and "651-4044-01 P Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry Lab Practical"

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ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersT. I. Eglinton, L. Bröder, R. G. Hilton
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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