Micropaleontology II

Micropaleontology II

Code: 44107
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Blanka Cvetko Tešović - Lectures
izv. prof. dr. sc. Đurđica Pezelj - Lectures
Lecturers: Blanka Cvetko Tešović - Practicum
Đurđica Pezelj - Practicum
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
Foraminifers (Lifestyle aspects of foraminifers, techniques of sampling that are pertinent to consolidate and unconsolidated sediments; laboratory processing of samples, systemtics). Environmental applications of deep sea benthic foraminifers. Benthic foraminifers as indicators of environmental change: marginal ? marine ? shelf - upperslope environments. Intertidal forminifers as environmental indicators. Environmental applications of marine and freshwater ostracods. Paleoceanographic applications of planktonic foraminifers and radiolarians. Environmental applications of diatoms, calcareous nannoplankton, dinoflagellate and pollen. Application of ecologically based statistics to micropaleontology.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding the role of microfossils in paleoecology, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology and biostratigraphy.
Apply knowledge of taxonomy and ecology to analyse the evolution of foraminifera.
Apply statistical methods and relate the fossil record of foraminifera to its chronostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental context.
Recognize various types of microfossils in unknown sample and use them to reconstruct and interpret the history of the area.
Ability to become familiar with advanced micropaleontological methods.
Literature:
  1. Haq, B.U. & Boersma, A., 1998, Introduction to Marine Micropaleontology. Elsevier
  2. Brasier, M.D., 1985, Microfossils. George Allen & Unwin
  3. Haslett, S.K. (ed), 2002. Quaternary Environmental Micropaleontology, Arnold/Oxford Univ. Press publ.
2. semester
Izborni kolegiji za smjer Geologija i paleontologija (ljetni semestar) - Mandatory studij - Graduate Study of Geology

4. semester
Izborni kolegiji za smjer Geologija i paleontologija (ljetni semestar) - Mandatory studij - Graduate Study of Geology
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