Biogeochemical Cycling


The core element of the module aims to deliver a firm understanding of biogeochemical processes, concepts and techniques within the context of the wider fluvial catchment. The biogeochemistry of the main elements, C,N,P,S will be considered in the context of catchment hydrology in order to understand the mechanisms controlling their cycling, availability and transfer. Application of isotopes techniques to trace water sources, water time residence and microbial processes related to the main chemical elements will be detailed.

Case studies will be drawn from research projects from the United Kingdom and globally, to illustrate their application, with local field visits and practical sessions.


  • Assignment : Coursework
  • Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen