Geology | Reefs and Global Change
G690 | 2637 | C. Johnson


Reefs and Global Change (3 cr) The course begins with an overview of
the evolution and extinction history of reef ecosystems through the
Phanerozoic. Four time periods are selected for in-dept examination of
the biota, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemical indicators of
ocean/climate conditions, and positions of the global distribution of
reefs on plate tectonic reconstructions.  As a summary to the course
we will compare and contrast the integrated aspects of reef evolution
within a paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic context.  Two 75-minute
class meetings per week.