Microbial Ecology

Credit: 3 Units
Instructor: TBD
Offered: TBD

Lecture Topics:

  • Microbes in the environment: air, soil, and aquatic environments
  • Microorganisms in agriculture
  • Microbes and elemental cycles: carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles
  • Environmental limits
  • Biotransformation of metals
  • Extremophiles
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Oxygen / carbon dioxide relationships
  • Detection and identification microbes in environment
  • Culture independent microbial diversity
  • Human microbiome
  • Microorganisms in animals