Master degree – 7.5 credits, Course code GG8115
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Language: English

The course deals with the geological, microbiological, chemical, and physical processes that link Earth’s systems. We will study the redox chemistry of biologically active elements at the microbial scale and the evolution of microbial processes through geologic time. Models (box models and reaction-transport models), stable and radioactive isotopes are applied as tools for studying the interactions between biogeochemical cycles.


 Spring term 2017 schedule is now available
(new version, updated dec. 22)

Course Director
Volker Brüchert, Geological Sciences, Photo: Eva DalinVolker Brüchert
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Knowledge equivalent to a bachelor degree with at least 90 credits in geology or geoscience, whereof at least 30 credits in courses within geochemistry (GG5011/GG5111). English B or equivalent.


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Schedule for the Spring Term 2017 (new version, updated dec. 22)

Course literature

consists of current scientific articles.


See also Syllabus.
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