MASC 316: Marine Biogeochemistry


Biogeochemical cycling in the Earth System with a focus on the marine environment; major parts of the Earth System - the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere; the cycling of carbon (C), nitrogen (N), sulphur (S), phosphorus (P), oxygen (O) and trace metals; the rock cycle; the hydrologic cycle; chemistry of seawater; redox chemistry of seawater; organic matter production and destruction; origin and formation of petroleum in the marine environment; marine sediments; pharmaceuticals and other organic products from the sea.