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Selected topics in vertebrata paleontology

Code: 44108
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Aleksandar Mezga
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Aleksandar Mezga - Practicum
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All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The fossil foundings and fossilization of selected groups of the vertebrates (according to the interest of students). Comparative anatomy and selection of the most topic literature from the relevant world and domestic journals.

Learning outocomes:

Proficiency and understanding of paleontological rules in the function of the evolution of fossil vertebrates.
Understanding and complexity of interactions in the biosphere of geological history.
Ability to search (mostly foreign) literatures and references as well as browsing and using relevant web pages/portals for the purpose of synthesis of paleontological determinations and interpretations (taxonomy, paleogeography, paleoecology, paleoclimatology).
Ability to interpret paleontological statistic data, multivar data as well as different graphs, tables for the purpose of reconstruction of geological history of life.
Ability of critical thinking on the basis of field- and literature data.
  1. Carrol, F.L.: Vertebrate paleontology and evolution. W.H. Freeman & Co., New York, 1998.
2. semester
Izborni kolegiji za smjer Geologija i paleontologija (ljetni semestar) - Regular study - Geology

4. semester
Izborni kolegiji za smjer Geologija i paleontologija (ljetni semestar) - Regular study - Geology
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