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Micropaleontology I

Code: 41035
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Vlasta Ćosović
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Vlasta Ćosović - Practicum
Igor Pejnović , mag. geol. - Practicum
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
A short historical review. The tasks of micropaleontology. Samplings, methods of preparation. The ways of fossilisation, optical methods and ways of observation of the microfossils; Morphology, organization, ways of life and the taxonomy (foraminifera; ostracodes; calpionellids, conodonts; calcareous algae; calcareous nannoplankton; radiolaria; marine diatoms; silicoflagellates; dinoflagellates; spores and pollen) and the evolution of the most important groups of microfossils in the geological time and space. The importance of the microfossils in biostratigraphy, paleoecology and oil exploration.

Learning outcomes:

Basic knowledge and understanding of microfossils structure in function of their determination.
Proficiency in processes of solving of micropaleontological and biostratigraphical problems.
Ability of determination of the most important microfossils.
Ability to work in binocular lenses and microscope.
Ability to identify microfossils from different unknown samples of sedimentary rocks.
  1. Haq, B. U. & Boersma, A.: Introduction to Marine Micropaleontology, Elsevier, New York, 1998.
  2. Bignot, G.: Elements of Micropalaeontology, Graham & Trotman Lim., London 1985.
  3. Riding, R. : Calcareous Algae and Stromatolites. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1991.
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : General paleontology
Passed : Physical geology
3. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Geology
Consultations schedule: