ELEMENTAL ECOLOGY FALL 2021

Seth Newsome (Instructor)

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Alexi Besser (Instructor)

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BIOL 409/509

Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday 9:30–10:45AM
Lab: Wednesday 2:00–4:00PM (Castetter 41)

 

Course Schedule

Week 1

August 24th: Introductions, Expectations, and Origins

August 26th: Definitions and Fractionation (Besser)

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Week 2

August 31st: Water Isotopes (Newsome)

September 2nd: Primary Producer Water Isotopes (Besser)

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Week 3

September 7th: Primary Producer Carbon (Besser)

September 9th: Primary Producer Carbon (Besser)

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Week 4

September 14th: Primary Producer Nitrogen (Newsome)

September 16th: Primary Producer Nitrogen (Newsome)

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Week 5

September 21st: Consumer Carbon (Besser)

September 23rd: Consumer Carbon (Besser)

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Week 6

September 28th: Consumer Nitrogen (Newsome)

September 30th: Consumer Nitrogen (Newsome)

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Week 7

October 5th: Isotopic Niches (Zoe Rossman)

October 7th: Consumer Hydrogen (Newsome)

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Week 8

October 12th: Consumer Oxygen (Besser)

October 14th: FALL BREAK

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Week 9

October 19th: Isotopic Incorporation (Newsome)

October 21st: IsoClocks (Dr. Oliver Shipley)

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Week 10

October 26th: Amino Acid Carbon (Besser)

October 28th: Amino Acid Fingerprints (Dr. Phil Manlick)

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Week 11

November 2nd: Producer Amino Acid Nitrogen (Besser)

November 4th: Consumer Amino Acid Nitrogen (Newsome)

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Week 12

November 9th: Amino Acid Hydrogen (Newsome)

November 11th: Forensic Applications (Dr. Christy Mancuso)

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Week 13

November 16th: Fatty Acid Carbon and Hydrogen (Besser)

November 18th: Fatty Acid Carbon and Hydrogen (Besser)

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Week 14

November 23rd: Triple Oxygen Isotopes (Dr. Nico Lubcker)

November 25th: THANKSGIVING

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Week 15

November 30th: Marine Mammal Applications (Drs. Geraldine Busquets Vass & Nico Lubcker)

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Week 16

December 7th: Class Presentations

December 9th: Class Presentations

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