Topics in Stable Isotope Paleoecology
שם המרצה: Prof. Mark T. Clementz
2 credit points
The course welcomes bachelor students (3rd year) and graduate students from all academic institutes in Israel. The course is also open to professionals from government and other organizations.
Paleoecology is the study of past interactions between organisms and their environment over a broad timescale. Stable isotope analysis has become an increasingly important tool for quantitatively testing questions concerning these interactions in the past. This class will focus on the Cenozoic Era (past 65 Myrs) and provide an introduction to stable isotope methods, an overview of the major events that have shaped the diversity and history of life on earth during this time interval, and how stable isotope analysis has provided greater insight into these events.