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APPLIED MICROPALEONTOLOGY
MICROPALEONTOLOGIA APPLICATA

A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Fabrizio Frontalini Tuesday 14-16
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Environmental Geology and Land Management (LM-74)
Curriculum: COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The course is designed to 1) advance the knowledge on the identification of major microfossil groups, 2) provide an overview of the potential application of Micropaleontology to Earth Sciences, 3) provide the information necessary for the stratigraphical interpretation of sedimentary sequence and events’ dating, 4) offer useful insights for addressing environmental issues and for the development of georesources. 

Program

Systematic Micropaleontology: foraminifera, calcareous nannoplankton, ostracodes, pteropods, calpionellids, calcareous algae, bryozoa, radiolaria, diatoms, and silicoflagellates, ebridians, conodonts, dinoflagellates, acritarchs, tasmanitids, chitinozoa, spores and pollen. Microfossils’ guide. Assemblages. Biostratigraphic units. Biostratigraphic scales and correlations. Paleoecological, paleogeographic, paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic interpretations. Environmental and georesources applications of Micropaleontology. Field and lab methodological procedures in Micropaleontology. Identification of the main microfossil groups.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

At the end of the course, the student is expected to have advance the basic knowledge in the field of Micropaleontology, stratigraphy, paleoecology and paleoceanography. Indeed, the student is expected to recognize the main microfossils’ groups and to identify suitable micropaleontological methodologies in relation to the considered stratigraphical intervals and geological contexts.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teaching material and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Field and laboratory exercises.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

The course will take place through a continuous interaction between lectures, field and laboratory exercises and microscopic sessions.

Attendance

No obligations.

Course books

Hag, B.U. and Boersma, A., 1978. Introduction to Marine Micropaleontology, Elsevier.

Lipps, J.H., 1993. Fossil Prokaryotes and Protists. Blackwell Scientific Publications.

Martin, R., 2000. Environmental Micropaleontology: The Application of Microfossils to Environmental Geology. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Armstrong, H.A. and Brasier, M.D., 2006. Microfossils, Blackwell Publishing.

Saraswati, P.K. and Srinivasan, M.S., 2016. Micropaleontology: Principles and Applications.

Assessment

The assessment of learning consists of a written exam with 10 topics of the course program. The evaluation method has been chosen to adequately verify the knowledge of the student. The time available to answer the questions is 3 hours. The exam involves an evaluation that is expressed as a grade of out of 30.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Non-attending students are inviated to contact the lecturer for information about the program.

Attendance

No obligations.

Course books

Hag, B.U. and Boersma, A., 1978. Introduction to Marine Micropaleontology, Elsevier.

Lipps, J.H., 1993. Fossil Prokaryotes and Protists. Blackwell Scientific Publications.

Martin, R., 2000. Environmental Micropaleontology: The Application of Microfossils to Environmental Geology. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Armstrong, H.A. and Brasier, M.D., 2006. Microfossils, Blackwell Publishing.

Saraswati, P.K. and Srinivasan, M.S., 2016. Micropaleontology: Principles and Applications.

Assessment

The assessment of learning consists of a written exam with 10 topics of the course program. The evaluation method has been chosen to adequately verify the knowledge of the student. The time available to answer the questions is 3 hours. The exam involves an evaluation that is expressed as a grade of out of 30.

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