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BIOL744 PALEOECOLOGY

Course Code: 2380744
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MERYEM BEKLOLU
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Sampling of recent sediment for past ecosystem structure, dating. Sediment as source of biological information about the recent past of lake ecosystem, biological proxies in lake ecosystems. Botanical proxies: diatoms, pigments, plants, pollens. Zoological proxies: chironomids, cladocera, ostracods. Recent sedimentary biological data analysis for inferring the past ecosystem structure using transfer function: Graphical display of data, exploratory data analysis, Classification, zonation, and Ordination.