Soil Science / Forest and Wildlife Ecology 451 Environmental Biogeochemistry Fall 2023


This course will explore long and short-term cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and metals as well as water and energy cycles among oceans, the atmosphere, terrestrial vegetation, and soils. An emphasis will be placed on the linkage between terrestrial vegetation and soils across global biomes for managed and unmanaged ecosystems. Biogeochemical processes will be investigated through their biochemical constituents, conceptual models and exploration of isotopic and chemical data. This will provide students with a practical understanding of the interactions between components and fluxes of terrestrial ecosystems and how data is developed and employed.