cod. 1005895

Academic year 2015/16
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Paleontologia e paleoecologia (GEO/01)
Discipline geologiche e paleontologiche
Type of training activity
52 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Acquire a deeper knowledge of the biostratigraphy, its integration with other stratigraphic disciplines and its importance in obtaining a chronostratigraphic and biochronologic framework of sedimentary successions and in the Geological Time Scale.


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Course unit content

• Biostratigraphy: definitions, biostratigraphic units, methods of biostratigraphic analysis, biozonations, biostratigraphic correlations.
• Biostratigraphy integrated with magnetostratigraphy, isotope stratigraphy and cyclostratigraphy.
• Biochronology.
• Biostratigraphy, Chronostratigraphy and Geological Time Scale.
• Biostratigraphy applied to sequence stratigraphy and petroleum exploration.
• Main calcareous plankton biostratigraphic markers.

Full programme

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McGowran B., 2005. Biostratigraphy. Microfossils and Geological Time. Cambridge University Press.

Teaching methods

frontal and practical lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam

Other information

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