INTRODUCTION TO QUATERNARY ECOLOGY FALL, 2009
GEOS 462 & 562 - ANTH. 462
MWF 10-10:50 BIO W 210

TOPICS DATE READINGS
1. History of Pleistocene Study Aug. 24 m FLINT '71 Ch. 2
2. Glacial Chronologies Aug. 26w WEST '68 Ch. 11       HW1
3. The Holocene Aug. 28 f Cronin '99
4. Pluvial Lakes Aug. 31 m Licciardi '01               HW1
5. Pleistocene Floods Sep. 2 w Benito & OConnor '03
6. Quaternary Faunas Sep. 4 f Janis et al. '00
Labor Day (no class) Sep. 7 m
7. Pleistocene Extinctions Sep. 9 w Martin '77
8. Marine Climate Indicators Sep. 11 f Cocoliths 07
9. Oxygen Isotopes Sep. 14 m MIS 1-203
10. Land-Sea Correlations Sep. 16 w Kukla 05                     HW3 due
Lect. 1-10 EXAM 1 (100 pts) Sep. 18 m  
11. Varves, Tree Rings, Corals Sep. 21 m PAGES holivar '03
12. Tree Ring Science Sep. 23 w Tree Ring Principles
13. Radiometric Dating Sep. 25 f AMS Jull & Burr 05
14. Other Dating Methods Sep. 28 m PAGES vols.
15. Paleomagnetic Time Scale Sep. 30 w
16. Archeomagnetism Oct. 2 f Eighmy et al. '80
17. Lichenometry Oct. 5 m BRADLEY Ch. 4
18. Rock Varnish Oct. 7 w Dorn '87                   HW 4 Due
19. Volcanic Ash Layers Oct. 9 f USGS Yellowstone
Lect. 11-19 EXAM 2 (100 pts) Oct. 12 m GEOS 562 TOPICS DUE
20. Global Climatology Oct. 14 w D.Chen 01
21. Regional ClimatologyLdW Oct. 16 f Edmonds et al. 03
TOPICS DATE READINGS
22. Paleo-Climatology Oct. 19 m Zachos et al. SCI 01
23. Geological/Geophysical Oct. 21 w Zachos et al. SCI 01
24. Solar Variability Oct. 23 f Dergachev 02
25. Astronomical Theory Oct. 26 m CROWLEY 2000
26. Atmospheric Change Oct. 28 w Rundgren et al. GPC 05
27. Aerosols & Volcanic Ash Oct. 30 f SARNA-WOJ. '83       HW 5 due
28. Sediment Types Nov. 2 m WETZEL '83
29. Cave Studies Nov. 4 w DAVIS '90 (DNA)
Lect. 20-29 EXAM 3 (100 pts) Nov. 6 f
30. Palynology Nov. 9 w Davis et al. & cave
Vetrans Day (no class) Nov. 11 w
31. Macrofossil Analysis Nov. 13 f BIRKS '80                 (HW6 talk)
32. Packrat Middens Nov. 16 m SPAULDING et al. '90
33. Fire History Nov. 18 w PATTERSON et al. '87
34. Phytoliths & Cuticles Nov. 20 f Carnoli et al. 04           HW7 due
35. Fossil Invertebrates Nov. 20 f Elias '00
36. Quaternary Soils Nov. 23 m BIRKELAND '74
37. Historical Records Nov. 25 w Garcia et al. 03
Thanksgiving (no class) Nov. 27 f
38. Archeological GeologyNov. 30 m WATERS Ch. 1 '92
39. Pleistocene Biogeography Dec. 2 w COHMAP '88         HW8 due
40. Dec. 4 f TA Talks
41. Dec. 7 m TA Talks
      REVIEW SESSION 203 G/S 10:00Dec 9 m
Lect. 30-41 EXAM 4 (100 pts) 11:-12:00 Dec. 16 w BioW 210
OWEN K. DAVIS, Professor of Geosciences
      Office Hours MW 2:00-2:50, Gould Simpson 344
      Phone: (621-7953) 621-6000 email: odavis@email.arizona.edu
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