Anno di corso: 1

Anno di corso: 2

Crediti: 6
Crediti: 6
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 12
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 12
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 6
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 28
Tipo: Lingua/Prova Finale
Crediti: 4
Tipo: Altro

BIOFACIES

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Anno accademico di regolamento: 
2019/2020
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di erogazione: 
2019/2020
Tipo di attività: 
Obbligatorio a scelta
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' didattica: 
52
Prerequisiti: 

Prerequisites
Paleontology, Geobiology

Moduli

Metodi di valutazione

Modalita' di verifica dell'apprendimento: 

Assessment method
Written examination: test with 10 questions with brief answer

Written report on the lab activities

Oral examination: presentation of a scientific paper and discussion with the teachers

Grading: weighted average of all grades, in /30.

Valutazione: 
Voto Finale

Obiettivi formativi

Aims
Benthic facies and applied marine paleoecology

To provide technical skills to plan, analyse and interpret the results of the paleontological and paleoecological investigation. To provide the rationale and the methods for the use of palaeoecology in the reconstruction of recent environmental changes in transitional and marine coastal areas, on the basis of the interplay between natural change and history of the anthropogenic impact. Ability to identify and interpret some common macrobenthic facies, and taphofacies. Ability to manage the commonest multivariate methods of statistical analyses for the interpretation of benthic associations.

Microfacies; the Pelagic Environment

Knowledge of the microfossil groups which are useful to define a paleoenvironmental and biostratigraphic framework from different oceanographic settings. Taxonomic bases for the identification of the main planktonic species. Application of microfossil assemblage for paleoecological reconstructions. Environmental Micropaleontology. Taphonomy.

Contenuti

Contents

Benthic facies and applied marine paleoecology

Identifying biofacies as a tool for paleoenvironmental definition. Applications and examples. Introduction to applied marine paleoecology: rationale, sampling strategies, case histories. Multivariate statistics applied to paleoecological analysis. Observations, laboratory analyses and techniques.

Microfacies; the Pelagic Environment

Recognition of biofacies for the definition of the pelagic paleoenvironment in different oceanographic settings. Bases of plankton taxonomy. Taphonomy. Applications and examples from present-day and past environments.

Programma esteso

Aims
Benthic facies and applied marine paleoecology

To provide technical skills to plan, analyse and interpret the results of the paleontological and paleoecological investigation. To provide the rationale and the methods for the use of palaeoecology in the reconstruction of recent environmental changes in transitional and marine coastal areas, on the basis of the interplay between natural change and history of the anthropogenic impact. Ability to identify and interpret some common macrobenthic facies, and taphofacies. Ability to manage the commonest multivariate methods of statistical analyses for the interpretation of benthic associations.

Microfacies; the Pelagic Environment

Knowledge of the microfossil groups which are useful to define a paleoenvironmental and biostratigraphic framework from different oceanographic settings. Taxonomic bases for the identification of the main planktonic species. Application of microfossil assemblage for paleoecological reconstructions. Environmental Micropaleontology. Taphonomy.

Bibliografia consigliata

Textbook and teaching resource
Slides and scientific papers provided by the Lecturers

Metodi didattici

Teaching form
Lessons

Laboratories