Biogeochemical Cycling in the Avery Brook Watershed: a Research Course

BIO/GEO180Y ~ Fall 2013
Students: 11

From the course catalog:

Same as BIO 180y. This is an interdisciplinary research immersion course investigating biogeochemical cycling in the Avery Brook watershed with a particular focus on mercury – its deposition on and movement through the watershed, its methylation by the microbial communities in watershed beaver ponds and its bioaccumulation. The questions asked and techniques applied will span the disciplines of biological science, geoscience, chemistry and environmental science. It is expected that, by the end of the spring semester, students will have drafted research papers and/or posters for presentation at regional or national meetings. The course combines field and laboratory research. Course open only to first year students.(E)