cod. 00468

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Geologia stratigrafica e sedimentologica (GEO/02)
Discipline geologiche e paleontologiche
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims to offer to the Students the knowledge of the main geological features and geological evolution of the Italian peninsula framed within the geology of Europe and Mediterranean area. The Northern Apennines, the Southern Alps and the Po Plain will be particularly addressed. At the end, the Student should be able to set up and realize by himself a regional geological study of a chosen area.


Stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics

Course unit content

Sedimentary basins related to lithospheric dynamics and plate tectonics.

Geology of the Mediterranean area.

Geology of Europe.

Geology of Italy.

The Northern Apennines.

The Po Plain.

The Alps and the Southern Alps.

Fieldwork in selected area where the geological features will observed, analyzed and discussed in order to reconstruct the geological evolution of the visited area according also to related published literature.

Full programme

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ALLEN P.A., ALLEN J.R. (2005) – Basin analysis. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2nd edition.

BALLY A.W., CATALANO R., OLDOW J. (1985) - Elementi di tettonica regionale, Pitagora Editrice. Bologna

DOGLIONI C., FLORES G. (1997) - An introduction to the italian geology. Lamisco, Potenza.

BOSELLINI A. (2005) – Storia geologica d’Italia. Zanichelli Ed., Bologna.

EINSELE G. (2000) - Sedimentary basins. Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg. 2nd Ed.

FRISCH W., MESCHEDE M., BLAKEY R.C. (2011) - Plate tectonics. Continental drift and mountain building. Springer 1st Ed.

GASPERI G. (1995) - Geologia Regionale. Pitagora Ed., Bologna.

KEAREY P., KLEPEIS K.A., VINE F. (2009) – Global tectonics. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford 3rd edition.

VAI G.B. & MARTINI I.P. (Eds.) (2001) - Anatomy of an Orogen. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Journal and special publication

AA.VV. (2003) - Geology of Italy. Episodes, Spec. Vol. 26, No. 3.

BELTRANDO M., PECCERILLO A:, MATTEI M., CONTICELLI S., DOGLIONI C. (Eds.)(2010) - The Geology of Italy: tectonics and life along plate margins. Virtual Explorer, Vol. 36.

BOSELLINI A. (1996) – Geologia delle Dolomiti. Athesia Ed., Bolzano.

CRESCENTI U., D’OFFIZI S., MERLINO S., SACCHI L. (Eds.) (2004) – Geology of Italy. Spec. Publ. Società Geologica d’Italia for the 32th IGC Florence 2004.


Teaching methods

Oral and practice (excursions in the field)

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam (including presentation of regional geology of a chosen area)

Other information

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