Welcome to the home page for Geology 295 - Geomicrobiology. This class is meant to provide an introduction to microbiology (not a replacement for classes in microbiology, which are also offered at UVM) that can be used by geologists, natural/environmental scientists and engineers, chemists, and any others that are interested in the role microorganisms play in geological and environmental processes. We will review basic concepts and techniques to learn about basic microbiology, genetics, and identification techniques before launching into an element-by-element treatment of the role organisms play in cycling of C, N, O, P, S, Fe, Mn, As, U, and Si as well as other compounds including transition metals and organic contaminants.
Syllabus for Fall 2011 Class HERE
The 2011 Mid-term take-home exam is here
The 2011 Final take-home exam is here
Lecture 1 - Geomicrobiology Intro
Lecture 2 - Cell assemblyLecture 3 - DNA, PCR