21
Oct

 –

29
Nov
MVM, Uppsala

Biogeochemical cycles at different scales, 3 ECT

This course aims at understanding the coupling of elements in different earth environments. We will cover conceptual models, organic matter cycling, use of isotopes and global coupled models. These four themes will be presented by leading researchers.

Aims and target group

The class bring together students that are interested in understanding the coupling of elements in different earth environments.

Organisation

  • The course starts with literature assignments 21 October, including one week of work with literature and study questions. 
  • The scheduled week 25–29 November is a workshop based on talks of invited lecturers, group discussions and student-involved presentations.

Themes

The course will treat the following themes and aspects:

  • Evolution of the Earth system and feed-back mechanisms of global biogeochemical processes
  • Element storage, transformation and transport in and between soil, water and atmosphere.
  • Processes at different scales in time and space
  • Discussions of fluxes, boundaries, feedback, tipping points and natural archives
  • Identfying abiotic, biotic and antropopgenic drivers and feedbacks

Access

The course is part of the research school Focus on Soils and Waters (FoSW) at SLU, but is open to participants from other universities as well with interest in biogeochemical cycles. Prior knowledge of global biogeochemical cycles are recommended according to the text on the course home page.

The scheduled week 25–29 November is a workshop based on talks of invited lecturers, group discussions and student-involved presentations.  

Facts

Time: 2013-10-21 - 2013-11-29
City: Uppsala
Location: MVM
Organiser: FoSW
Additional info:

Link to the course homepage and syllabus is found here!



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