Abir Biswas

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Geological Sciences
The Evergreen State College

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Activities (2)

Calcium (Ca) availability to ecosystems: Weathering of limestone, apatite, and Ca-plagioclase (anorthite) part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
Sequence of laboratory activities to develop familiarity with geochemistry bench laboratory experimental methods; demonstration of different weathering rates of different Ca-bearing minerals; connection between minerals present in a system and nutrient (Ca) availability

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Soils Field Characterization, Collection, and Laboratory Analysis part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
Field characterization of soil profiles in coniferous and deciduous settings; sample collection of soils from different horizons; laboratory analysis of soil moisture, soil organic carbon (by loss on ignition), and grain size distribution (by sieving)

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Course

Earth and Life (a team-taught 16 credit program combining geology and biology) part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Courses
This course was a 3-quarter program (F,W,S) with 16 credits per/quarter (because Evergreen has a "block system"). This was a team-taught 16 program (as are most programs at Evergreen) that combined lower division geology and biology. This program had a significant component of undergraduate lower-division research as students worked in the Fall and Winter to develop research proposals that they conducted in the Spring.