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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.

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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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Coastal systems: delta development

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coasts | geography | earth sciences | environmental sciences | geomorphology | delta | trailing edge | erosion | cyclones | plate tectonics | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: coral cay island morphology

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geography | coasts | geomorphology | coral cay | island | morphology | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: gravel beaches 1

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Part 1 of 3 of 'Coastal systems: gravel beaches'

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geography | earth sciences | environmental sciences | coasts | geomorphology | gravel beaches | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: waves 6

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Part 6 of 9 of 'Coastal systems: waves'

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coasts | geography | earth sciences | geomorphology | waves | beaches | refraction | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Permafrost Degradation PowerPoint Presentation

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Part Five of Changing Permafrost Environments

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thermokarst | thawing | seasonal | active layer | process | frost heave | thaw settlement | consolidation | frost sorting | cryoturbation | geomorphology | landforms | geography | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Permafrost Degradation Reading List

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Part Five of Changing Permafrost Environments

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thermokarst | thawing | seasonal | active layer | process | frost heave | thaw settlement | consolidation | frost sorting | cryoturbation | geomorphology | geography | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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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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Salt marsh dynamics

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Types of marsh shore, models for sedimentation, and the features and ecology of mangroves are outlined in this presentation.

Subjects

earth sciences | environmental sciences | climate change | salt marsh | marsh | river-dominated | tide-dominated | tidal | mangroves (mangals) | geomorphology | sea-level rise | progradation | global warming | ecology | coastal defence | cyclones | sea-level | sea-level change | ecosystem | ukoer | geesoer | rhizophora | avicennia | Physical sciences | F000

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Foraminifera in coastal studies

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How foraminifera are used in coastal studies to indicate sea-levels.

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earth sciences | environmental sciences | climate change | global warming | sea-level rise | sea-level change | foraminifera | deposition | salt marsh | mangrove | palaeogeomorphology | palaeoenvironment | vertical zonation | ecology | marsh | tidal | ukoer | geesoer | holocene | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: longshore beach features

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geography | earth sciences | environmental sciences | coasts | geomorphology | longshore-drift | beaches | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: waves 1

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Part 1 of 9 of 'Coastal systems: waves'

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geography | earth sciences | environmental sciences | geomorphology | waves | beaches | coasts | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Climate change: river (fluvial) landforms

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rivers | fluvial | landforms | geomorphology | geography | levees | floodplain | channels | deposition | alluviation | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal management issues 1

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Part 1 of 2 of 'Coastal management issues'

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coasts | development | geography | geomorphology | climate change | management | tourism | population | coastal erosion | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: estuaries 2

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Part 2 of 5 of 'Coastal systems: estuaries'

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geography | geomorphology | estuary | coasts | earth sciences | environmental sciences | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: beach ridge formation

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geography | geomorphology | coasts | beach | sediment | shells | radiocarbon | cyclone ridges | earth sciences | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: waves 2

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Part 2 of 9 of 'Coastal systems: waves'

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geography | coasts | geomorphology | waves | beaches | earth sciences | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: estuaries 3

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Part 3 of 5 of 'Coastal systems: estuaries'

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geography | geomorphology | estuary | management | coasts | environmental sciences | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: waves 5

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Part 5 of 9 of 'Coastal systems: waves'

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geography | coasts | geomorphology | waves | beaches | earth sciences | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: estuaries 1

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Part 1 of 5 of 'Coastal systems: estuaries'

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coasts | geography | geomorphology | estuary | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: waves 3

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Part 3 of 9 of 'Coastal systems: waves'

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geography | coasts | geomorphology | waves | beaches | earth sciences | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: high magnitude events

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coasts | geography | geomorphology | tsunami | storms | deposits | earth sciences | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Climate change: cyclone/hurricane beach ridges

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geography | earth sciences | geomorphology | coasts | climate | holocene | beach ridges | cyclones | hurricanes | quaternary | ukoer | geesoer | el nino | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: mangroves and sea-level

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climate change | coasts | geomorphology | geography | mangrove | ecology | ecosystem | earth sciences | environmental sciences | sea-level | coastal defence | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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Coastal systems: coastal sand dunes 1

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Part 1 of 2 of 'Coastal systems: coastal sand dunes'

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coasts | geomorphology | geography | earth sciences | gravel beaches | sand dunes | ukoer | geesoer | Physical sciences | F000

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