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Introduction to geomicrobiology

  • 7.5 credits

The course combines current knowledge of geological processes and microbial mechanisms as they determine(d) Earth evolution.

The course includes a review of biological processes that are important in biogeochemistry of element cycling and in microbe-mineral interactions, as well as the major geomicrobiological processes shaping the Earth through geological time (e.g., microbialite formation, hydrothermal vent functioning, travertine precipitation, evolution of the atmosphere).

  • Course structure


    Is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

    A = Excellent
    B = Very good
    C = Good
    D = Satisfactory
    E = Sufficient
    Fx = Insufficient
    F = Entirely insufficient

    The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Kurt Konhauser
    Introduction to geomicrobiology
    Blackwell, John Wiley Sons
    ISBN: 9780632054541

  • Contact

    Christophe DuprazSenior lecturer, Geomicrobiology
    Christophe Dupraz
    +46 (0)8 16 47 61 | Room: R323