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Geothermal and Hydrothermal Ecosystems
  • 課程名稱
    Geothermal And Hydrothermal Ecosystems 


  • 開課系所


  • 授課教師


  • 課程編號
    224 U2230


  • 學分


  • 全/半年


  • 必/選修


  • 上課時間


  • 上課地點


  • 備註


  • 課程概述
      The course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying life thriving in high-temperature environments. The objective of this course is to provide an overview for biological systems and their interactions with geological processes in geothermal springs and deep-sea hydrothermal vents.

    The course will cover:
    1. Geological setting of geothermal and hydrothermal environments
    2. Chemical and physical properties of hot fluids
    3. Fluid-rock interactions (I): aqueous geochemistry
    4. Fluid-rock interactions (II): gas geochemistry
    5. Free energy regulation
    6. Phylogeny and diversity
    7. Physical limits to life, microbial ecology
    8. Symbiosis
    9. Physiological ecology
    10. Trophic ecology
    11. Community dynamics
    12. Global distribution and comparisons
    13. Biogeography
    14. Case studies (I): geothermal springs
    15. Case studies (II): mid-ocean ridges
    16. Perspectives

    Field trips to hot springs will be arranged and participation is required.

    The subuseafloor biosphere at mid-ocean ridges, 2004, Wilcock, W. S. D., DeLong, E. F., Kelley, D. S., Baross, J. A., Cart, S. C., editors, Geophysical Monograph 144, 399p., AGU.
    The ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents, 2000, Van Dover, C. L., 423p., Princeton University Press.
    10 selected papers.

    Participation 40%, presentation 20% and homework 20%, field trip 20%.
最後更新 ( 2007/07/03, 週二 )