Short Courses: 2 Page

SC 2: Biomineralization and microbialites - Frontiers in carbonate sedimentology

Lecturers: J. Reitner and G. Arp (Univ. Göttingen)

Contents:
Geological significance and theory of organo- and biomineralization. Theoretical introduction to sampling, sample preparation and analysis (fixation, embedding, sectioning, various microscopic techniques, fluorescence in situ hybridization). Practical exercises using light and fluorescence microscopy of recent/fossil microbialites and biofilms (e.g., cold seep carbonates, tufa biofilms, microbialites of reefs, and highly-alkaline lakes). Numerical modeling of microbial biomineralization (hydrochemistry and stable isotopes).

Date:
30th August, 9:00 - 17:00 (6 hrs)
Minimum participants:
10
Maximum participants:
70
Cost:
¥5,500