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12.517 Dynamics of Complex Systems: Complexity in Ecology (MIT) 12.517 Dynamics of Complex Systems: Complexity in Ecology (MIT)

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In this class we will critically review both classical works and recent literature on complexity in ecology. The emphasis will be on developing quantitative theories in the context of experimental and observational data. We will meet twice weekly for roundtable discussions. In this class we will critically review both classical works and recent literature on complexity in ecology. The emphasis will be on developing quantitative theories in the context of experimental and observational data. We will meet twice weekly for roundtable discussions.

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complex systems | complex systems | length and time scales | length and time scales | Ecology biodiversity | Ecology biodiversity | ecosystem stability | ecosystem stability | environmental fluctuations | environmental fluctuations | speciation | speciation | extinction | extinction

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12.007 Geobiology (MIT) 12.007 Geobiology (MIT)

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The interactive Earth system: Biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. Introduces the concept of "life as a geological agent" and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared. Topics include the origin of the solar system and the early Earth atmosphere; the origin and evolution of life and its influence on climate up through and including the modern age and the problem of global warming; the global carbon cycle; and astrobiology. The interactive Earth system: Biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. Introduces the concept of "life as a geological agent" and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared. Topics include the origin of the solar system and the early Earth atmosphere; the origin and evolution of life and its influence on climate up through and including the modern age and the problem of global warming; the global carbon cycle; and astrobiology.

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Big Bang | Big Bang | carbon cycle | carbon cycle | geobiochemistry | geobiochemistry | Solar System formation | Solar System formation | evolution | evolution | isotopic analysis: climate | isotopic analysis: climate | climate change | climate change | Snowball earth | Snowball earth | mesozoic | mesozoic | proterozoic | proterozoic | mass extinctions | mass extinctions | paleoclimate | paleoclimate | antiquity of life | antiquity of life | carbon dating | carbon dating | origin of life | origin of life | phylogenic trees | phylogenic trees

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6.891 Computational Evolutionary Biology (MIT) 6.891 Computational Evolutionary Biology (MIT)

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Why has it been easier to develop a vaccine to eliminate polio than to control influenza or AIDS? Has there been natural selection for a 'language gene'? Why are there no animals with wheels? When does 'maximizing fitness' lead to evolutionary extinction? How are sex and parasites related? Why don't snakes eat grass? Why don't we have eyes in the back of our heads? How does modern genomics illustrate and challenge the field? This course analyzes evolution from a computational, modeling, and engineering perspective. The course has extensive hands-on laboratory exercises in model-building and analyzing evolutionary data. Why has it been easier to develop a vaccine to eliminate polio than to control influenza or AIDS? Has there been natural selection for a 'language gene'? Why are there no animals with wheels? When does 'maximizing fitness' lead to evolutionary extinction? How are sex and parasites related? Why don't snakes eat grass? Why don't we have eyes in the back of our heads? How does modern genomics illustrate and challenge the field? This course analyzes evolution from a computational, modeling, and engineering perspective. The course has extensive hands-on laboratory exercises in model-building and analyzing evolutionary data.

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evolution from a computational | evolution from a computational | modeling | modeling | and engineering perspective | and engineering perspective | analyzing evolutionary data | analyzing evolutionary data | vaccine | vaccine | polio | polio | influenza | influenza | AIDS | AIDS | evolutionary extinction | evolutionary extinction | sex | sex | parasites | parasites | modern genomics | modern genomics | polio vaccine | polio vaccine | hands-on | hands-on | evolution from a computational | modeling | and engineering perspective | evolution from a computational | modeling | and engineering perspective

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12.007 Geobiology (MIT) 12.007 Geobiology (MIT)

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This course introduces parallel evolution of life and the environment. Life processes are influenced by chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. In turn, life can influence chemical and physical processes on our planet. This course introduces the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly four billion years since life first appeared. This course introduces parallel evolution of life and the environment. Life processes are influenced by chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. In turn, life can influence chemical and physical processes on our planet. This course introduces the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly four billion years since life first appeared.

Subjects

carbon cycle | carbon cycle | isotopic analysis | isotopic analysis | geobiochemistry | geobiochemistry | climate | climate | climate change | climate change | Snowball earth | Snowball earth | mesozoic | mesozoic | proterozoic | proterozoic | mass extinctions | mass extinctions | paleoclimate | paleoclimate | antiquity of life | antiquity of life | carbon dating | carbon dating | origin of life | origin of life | phylogenic trees | phylogenic trees

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Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course, Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview. First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course, Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview. First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | attribute | attribute | capitalis | capitalis | CharityWise | CharityWise | closed system experiments | closed system experiments | ecological interdependence | ecological interdependence | ecological sustainability | ecological sustainability | extinction | extinction | flows of energy | flows of energy | GEESOER | GEESOER | indicators of human resource use | indicators of human resource use | matter and information | matter and information | measuring system status | measuring system status | Model | Model | object | object | open systems | open systems | performance and viability | performance and viability | quality of life indices | quality of life indices | reductionism | reductionism | reductionist thinking | reductionist thinking | resource depletion | resource depletion | Survival of the Fittest | Survival of the Fittest | Systems thinking | Systems thinking | the end of nature | the end of nature | UKOER | UKOER

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12.007 Geobiology (MIT) 12.007 Geobiology (MIT)

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This course introduces the parallel evolution of life and the environment. Life processes are influenced by chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. In turn, life can influence chemical and physical processes on our planet. This course explores the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared. This course introduces the parallel evolution of life and the environment. Life processes are influenced by chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. In turn, life can influence chemical and physical processes on our planet. This course explores the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared.

Subjects

carbon cycle | carbon cycle | isotopic analysis | isotopic analysis | geobiochemistry | geobiochemistry | climate | climate | Snowball earth | Snowball earth | mesozoic | mesozoic | proterozoic | proterozoic | mass extinctions | mass extinctions | paleoclimate | paleoclimate | antiquity of life | antiquity of life | carbon dating | carbon dating | origin of life | origin of life | phylogenic trees | phylogenic trees

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12.009J Theoretical Environmental Analysis (MIT) 12.009J Theoretical Environmental Analysis (MIT)

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This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. It emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds, the comparison of theory to observational data, and associated mathematical methods. This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. It emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds, the comparison of theory to observational data, and associated mathematical methods.

Subjects

natural environment | natural environment | carbon cycle dynamics | carbon cycle dynamics | ecosystem structure | ecosystem structure | stability and complexity | stability and complexity | mass extinctions | mass extinctions | biosphere-geosphere coevolution | biosphere-geosphere coevolution | climate change | climate change

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12.009 Theoretical Environmental Analysis (MIT) 12.009 Theoretical Environmental Analysis (MIT)

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This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. It emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds, the comparison of theory to observational data, and associated mathematical methods. Topics include carbon cycle dynamics; ecosystem structure, stability and complexity; mass extinctions; biosphere-geosphere coevolution; and climate change. Employs techniques such as stability analysis; scaling; null model construction; time series and network analysis. This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. It emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds, the comparison of theory to observational data, and associated mathematical methods. Topics include carbon cycle dynamics; ecosystem structure, stability and complexity; mass extinctions; biosphere-geosphere coevolution; and climate change. Employs techniques such as stability analysis; scaling; null model construction; time series and network analysis.

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natural environment | natural environment | carbon cycle dynamics | carbon cycle dynamics | ecosystem structure | ecosystem structure | stability and complexity | stability and complexity | mass extinctions | mass extinctions | biosphere-geosphere coevolution | biosphere-geosphere coevolution | climate change | climate change

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12.007 Geobiology (MIT) 12.007 Geobiology (MIT)

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The interactive Earth system: biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. This course introduces the concept of 'life as a geological agent' and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared. The interactive Earth system: biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. This course introduces the concept of 'life as a geological agent' and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared.

Subjects

interactive Earth system;biology | interactive Earth system;biology | geologic | geologic | environmental and climate change | environmental and climate change | atmosphere | atmosphere | hydrosphere | hydrosphere | cryosphere | cryosphere | solar system | solar system | evolution;global warming | evolution;global warming | global carbon cycle | global carbon cycle | Astrobiology. | Astrobiology. | evolution | evolution | global warming | global warming | Interactive earth system | Interactive earth system | biology | biology | geologic change | geologic change | environmental change | environmental change | climate change | climate change | Earth history | Earth history | life | life | solid earth | solid earth | geological agent | geological agent | astrobiology | astrobiology | biogeomorphology | biogeomorphology | long-term climate cycles | long-term climate cycles | mass extinctions | mass extinctions | biogeochemical tracers | biogeochemical tracers | origin of life | origin of life | antiquity | antiquity | habitable zone | habitable zone | deep biosphere | deep biosphere | geological time | geological time

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Flood Basalt Eruptions PowerPoint Presentation

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Flood Basalt Eruptions - PowerPoint Presentation - Part Two of Atmospheric and Climatic Effects of Volcanic Activity

Subjects

geography | geology | geesoer | ukoer | laki | lanzarote | mass extinction | volcanology | Physical sciences | F000

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Life in the Palaeozoic

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Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike. This free course, Life in the Palaeozoic, will introduce you to the explosion of evolution that took place during the Palaeozoic era. You will look at the many different types of creatures that existed at that time and how they managed to evolve to exist on land. First published on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 as Life in the Palaeozoic. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

Subjects

Natural History | trilobites | evolution | extinction | taxonomy

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Life in the Palaeozoic

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Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike. This unit will introduce you to the explosion of evolution that took place during the Palaeozoic era. You will look at the many different types of creatures that existed at that time and how they managed to evolve to exist on land.

Subjects

science and nature | animal_phyla | burgess_shale | era | evolution | extinction | fauna | fossil | invertebrate | palaeozoic_life | period | phyla | taxonomy | trilobite | vertebrate | vertebrate_evolution | Education | X000

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An integrated palynological and micropalaeontological investigation of selected cretaceous/tertiary boundary sections from western Europe and North Africa

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Davies, H.L., Haslett, S.K., Mullins, G.L., O'Gorman, M.P. and Smith, J.S. 1991. An integrated palynological and micropalaeontological investigation of selected cretaceous/tertiary boundary sections from western Europe and north Africa. MSc Thesis: University of Southampton.

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earth sciences | environmental sciences | geography | micropalaeontology | radiolaria | dinoflagellate | calcareous nannofossil | foraminifera | lithostratigraphy | biostratigraphy | microfossils | k-t boundary | cretaceous | tertiary | climate change | extinction | extra-terrestrial | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course

Subjects

Environmental Studies | attributes | capitalis | CharityWise | closed system experiments | ecological interdependence | ecological sustainability | extinction | flows of energy | indicators of human resource use | matter and information | measuring system status | open systems | performance and viability | quality of life indices | reductionism | reductionist thinking | resource depletion | survival of the fittest | systems thinking | the end of nature | UKOER

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Life in the Palaeozoic

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Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike. This free course will introduce you to the explosion of evolution that took place during the Palaeozoic era. You will look at the many different types of creatures that existed at that time and how they managed to evolve to exist on land.

Subjects

Natural History | trilobites | evolution | extinction | taxonomy

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12.007 Geobiology (MIT)

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The interactive Earth system: biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. This course introduces the concept of 'life as a geological agent' and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared.

Subjects

interactive Earth system;biology | geologic | environmental and climate change | atmosphere | hydrosphere | cryosphere | solar system | evolution;global warming | global carbon cycle | Astrobiology. | evolution | global warming | Interactive earth system | biology | geologic change | environmental change | climate change | Earth history | life | solid earth | geological agent | astrobiology | biogeomorphology | long-term climate cycles | mass extinctions | biogeochemical tracers | origin of life | antiquity | habitable zone | deep biosphere | geological time

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12.007 Geobiology (MIT)

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This course introduces the parallel evolution of life and the environment. Life processes are influenced by chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. In turn, life can influence chemical and physical processes on our planet. This course explores the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared.

Subjects

carbon cycle | isotopic analysis | geobiochemistry | climate | Snowball earth | mesozoic | proterozoic | mass extinctions | paleoclimate | antiquity of life | carbon dating | origin of life | phylogenic trees

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6.891 Computational Evolutionary Biology (MIT)

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Why has it been easier to develop a vaccine to eliminate polio than to control influenza or AIDS? Has there been natural selection for a 'language gene'? Why are there no animals with wheels? When does 'maximizing fitness' lead to evolutionary extinction? How are sex and parasites related? Why don't snakes eat grass? Why don't we have eyes in the back of our heads? How does modern genomics illustrate and challenge the field? This course analyzes evolution from a computational, modeling, and engineering perspective. The course has extensive hands-on laboratory exercises in model-building and analyzing evolutionary data.

Subjects

evolution from a computational | modeling | and engineering perspective | analyzing evolutionary data | vaccine | polio | influenza | AIDS | evolutionary extinction | sex | parasites | modern genomics | polio vaccine | hands-on | evolution from a computational | modeling | and engineering perspective

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12.007 Geobiology (MIT)

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This course introduces parallel evolution of life and the environment. Life processes are influenced by chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. In turn, life can influence chemical and physical processes on our planet. This course introduces the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly four billion years since life first appeared.

Subjects

carbon cycle | isotopic analysis | geobiochemistry | climate | climate change | Snowball earth | mesozoic | proterozoic | mass extinctions | paleoclimate | antiquity of life | carbon dating | origin of life | phylogenic trees

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12.009J Theoretical Environmental Analysis (MIT)

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This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. It emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds, the comparison of theory to observational data, and associated mathematical methods.

Subjects

natural environment | carbon cycle dynamics | ecosystem structure | stability and complexity | mass extinctions | biosphere-geosphere coevolution | climate change

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6.891 Computational Evolutionary Biology (MIT)

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Why has it been easier to develop a vaccine to eliminate polio than to control influenza or AIDS? Has there been natural selection for a 'language gene'? Why are there no animals with wheels? When does 'maximizing fitness' lead to evolutionary extinction? How are sex and parasites related? Why don't snakes eat grass? Why don't we have eyes in the back of our heads? How does modern genomics illustrate and challenge the field? This course analyzes evolution from a computational, modeling, and engineering perspective. The course has extensive hands-on laboratory exercises in model-building and analyzing evolutionary data.

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evolution from a computational | modeling | and engineering perspective | analyzing evolutionary data | vaccine | polio | influenza | AIDS | evolutionary extinction | sex | parasites | modern genomics | polio vaccine | hands-on | evolution from a computational | modeling | and engineering perspective

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K-T Boundary, Basque Region

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Flickr collection

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geography | earth sciences | environmental sciences | k-t boundary | cretaceous | tertiary | extinction | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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12.517 Dynamics of Complex Systems: Complexity in Ecology (MIT)

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In this class we will critically review both classical works and recent literature on complexity in ecology. The emphasis will be on developing quantitative theories in the context of experimental and observational data. We will meet twice weekly for roundtable discussions.

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complex systems | length and time scales | Ecology biodiversity | ecosystem stability | environmental fluctuations | speciation | extinction

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Life in the Palaeozoic

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Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike. This free course will introduce you to the explosion of evolution that took place during the Palaeozoic era. You will look at the many different types of creatures that existed at that time and how they managed to evolve to exist on land.

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Natural History | trilobites | evolution | extinction | taxonomy

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12.007 Geobiology (MIT)

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This course introduces parallel evolution of life and the environment. Life processes are influenced by chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. In turn, life can influence chemical and physical processes on our planet. This course introduces the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly four billion years since life first appeared.

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carbon cycle | isotopic analysis | geobiochemistry | climate | climate change | Snowball earth | mesozoic | proterozoic | mass extinctions | paleoclimate | antiquity of life | carbon dating | origin of life | phylogenic trees

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