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Cursus: GEO4-1420
GEO4-1420
Organic Geochemistry
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO4-1420
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Graduate School Geowetenschappen; M Earth Sciences;
Contactpersoondr. ir. F. Peterse
Telefoon+31 30 2535068
E-mailF.Peterse@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
Gastdocent(en) / Guest lecturer(s)
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. ir. F. Peterse
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. ir. S. Schouten
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
4  (20-04-2020 t/m 10-07-2020)
Aanvangsblok
4
Timeslot-: Niet van toepassing
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingThis course will be taught compressed in a 5-weeks full time format (week 17 up and until week 22)
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 27-01-2020 08:00 t/m 23-02-2020 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 30-03-2020 08:00 t/m 31-03-2020 23:59
WachtlijstNee
Cursusdoelen
Please note: the information in the course manual is binding.
 
 
To provide detailed insights into the molecular processes that affect organic matter which becomes part of the geosphere. The products formed and preserved are discussed with reference to diagnostic signals, e.g. molecular and isotope proxies, relevant to fossil fuel formation, palaeoenvironmental - and palaeoclimatic reconstructions (i.e. Molecular palaeontology).

Please note: This course will be taught compressed in a 5-weeks full time format (week 17 up and until week 22)
Inhoud
  1. Biochemistry, Organic molecules and Sources of organic matter: Chemical evolution of organic molecules, isotopes, Phylogenetic tree of life, Membranes: Lipid biochemistry, different lipids, i.e. fatty acids, alkanes, acyclic isoprenoids, steroids, terpenoids; Macromolecules: sugars, proteins and peptides, DNA and RNA, resins, lignins, biopolyesters, biopolymers.
  2. Preservation and the Quality of organic matter: Chemical stability versus depositional environment, chemical taphonomy; Preservation models: neogenesis, selective preservation, in-situ polymerization; Export productivity, Oxygen exposure time (OET); Marine versus terrigenous sources; Preservation versus production; Sulphur and Oxygen incorporation, Lignin, soil organic; Soil organic matter.
  3. Molecular palaeontology: Biomarkers: molecular markers based on carbon skeleton, position and nature of functional groups and/or stable carbon isotope composition. Biological markers as indicators of evolution of Life on earth. Biomarkers in relation to the phylogenetic tree of life; Age-related biomarkers: Molecular proxies for palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimate reconstructions: sea surface temperatures, photic zone anoxia, anaerobic methane oxidation, C3/C4 vegetation shifts, atmospheric pCO2 changes.
  4. Diagenesis, catagenesis, fossil fuel formation, petroleum geochemistry: Diagenetic transformation reactions; Chemical transformation reactions during catagenesis; Coalification; Oil and gas formation; biomarkers as indicators for thermal maturity, oil-source rock correlation and biodegradation; oil exploration and oil exploitation.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
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Voorkennis
Essential background: BSc. or equivalent degree in Earth or Environmental Sciences, Biology, or a related field; basic knowledge of general chemistry.
Useful background: basic knowledge of geochemistry, (paleo)oceanography, and essential biology.
Bronnen van zelfstudie
Various books will be introduced in the first lecture.
Verplicht materiaal
Reader
pdf files of all slides presented during the lectures will be made available.
Werkvormen
Excursion

Lectures

Practical

Presentation

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Written exam (80%), oral presentation by student (20%)

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Intellectuele vaardigheden
Bestuderen en analyseren van informatie
Synthetiseren en structureren van informatie
Gestructureerd beoordelen van activiteiten en prestaties (van anderen en van zichzelf)
Discussieren, debatteren
Organisatorische vaardigheden
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium
Materiaal / data verzamelen / produceren
Materiaal / data analyseren en verwerken
Rapporteren over onderzoek - schriftelijk
Beheersen van methoden en technieken

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