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Coral Reef Geology and Evolution

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Course Numbers:  OCMB - 7015 and MEVS - 5460

The course explores the geological and sedimentological background of coral reef development. All different types of reef frameworks and non-frameworks found throughout earth history are discussed. Then, the evolution of life on earth with special reference to reef faunas is discussed in detail.

Learning Objectives

Participants in this course will:

  • be expected to write a grant proposal in their field of interest as a class project. The following topic areas will be presented and developed
  • be capable of correctly identifying reef types and correctly using terminology as used by geomorphology and sedimentology when applied to reefs
  • have an understanding of organismic and structural evolution in reef systems throughout geological time



Winter 2014 Syllabus


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