Cycling of Elements
The course focuses on the geochemical processes beneath and on the surface of the Earth, which drive and control cycles of chemical elements. Each element has a characteristic geochemical cycle that reflects its particular set of geochemical properties. The geochemical cycles of the elements have influences the environments beneath and on the surface of the Earth and have been affected by changes that have occurred in and on the Earth. Course prerequisites are basic chemistry, physics, biology and earth sciences.
Faure, G. (1989) Principles and Applications of Geochemistry, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, ISBN: 0-02-336450-5
Faure, G. & Mensing, T.M. (2005) Isotopes - Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey, ID: 2211856