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Unit QUATERNARY GEOLOGY

Course
Natural and environmental sciences and technologies
Study-unit Code
55020706
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Angela Baldanza
Teachers
  • Angela Baldanza - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 42 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Angela Baldanza
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2017
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Caratterizzante
Area
Discipline di scienze della terra
Sector
GEO/02
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
italian
Contents
The italian Quaternary, the ice ages, climatic changes during the last My; the sea level fluctuations and related morphology. Marine and continental fauna. IS (isothopic stages); the lacustrine basins of Italy ; Stratigraphy and Magnetostratigraphy; The Faunal Mammal Units; Paleoflora and paleocarpological analysis. Biostratigraphy of marine and continental sequences.
Reference texts
Malatesta- Geologia e Paleobiologia del Quaternario;
Audiovisual materials and original scientific articles provided by teacher.
Educational objectives
Knowledges on marine and continental Quaternary, with particular attention to the Mediterranean area and Italian regions.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of Geology and paleontology
Teaching methods
Theoretical lessons and practical training. Seminars, Field trip, Seminar lectures with audiovisual material
Learning verification modality
Preparation of a short paper, and a multimedia presentation on a topic of the course chosen by the student and agreed with the teacher. The examination lasting approximately thirty minutes
Extended program
The italian Quaternary, the ice ages, climatic changes during the last 2.5 My; the sea level fluctuations and related morphology. Marine and continental fauna. IS (isothopic stages); the lacustrine basins of Italy ; Stratigraphy and Magnetostratigraphy; The Faunal Mammal Units; Paleoflora and paleocarpological analysis. Biostratigraphy of marine and continental sequences.
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