Kurt Konhauser

Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Associate Chair, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Email
kurtk@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2571
Address
3.13A Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2E3

Associate Chair, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Email
kurtk@ualberta.ca

Overview

Research

Research area

Microbe-mineral interactions through time; Origins of banded iron formations; Ancient paleo-redox conditions on Earth; Neoproterozoic glaciations and animal evolution.

Research opportunity

MSc or PhD projects are available that combine lab-based experiments focusing on the partitioning of trace metals to iron oxides, silicates and carbonates with the chemical analyses of Precambrian banded iron formations, cherts and carbonates, respectively, in order to ascertain the composition of the ancient oceans and marine biosphere

Courses

EAS 205 - Violent Earth: The Geology of Catastrophic Events

Processes and geological evidence of natural catastrophes, such as volcanoes, earthquakes, slope failures, tsunamis, floods, extraterrestrial impacts, and other rapid environmental changes. Natural hazard risk in the context of geological time. Prerequisite: Any 100-level Science course. [Faculty of Science]

Fall Term 2022

EAS 460 - Geobiology

The relationship between biology and geology. Ichnology, geomicrobiology, and microfossil content. The evolution of animal-rock relationships through time. Topics vary: see www.eas.ualberta.ca/eas460 for details. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. Topics include: (1) Ichnology; (2) Geomicrobiology; (3) Micropaleontology. Prerequisite: EAS 336. [Faculty of Science]

Fall Term 2022

EAS 560 - Advanced Geobiology

The relationship between biology and geology. Ichnology, geomicrobiology, and microfossil content. The evolution of animal-rock relationships through time. Topics vary: see www.eas.ualberta.ca/eas560 for details. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic in EAS 460 or 560 is repeated. Topics Include: (2) Ichnology; (2) Geomicrobiology; (3) Micropaleontology. Classes concurrent with EAS 460. [Faculty of Science]

Fall Term 2022

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