|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||GEO/01|
The activities are aimed at providing practical and theoretical tools to reconstruct the depositional environment based on the paleontological aspects (fossils, ichnofossils) of sedimentary successions. The teaching program follows a paleoecological transect from continental environments to abyssal plains, passing through deserts and coral reefs. For each depositional environment, the characteristic paleoecological properties are discussed, illustrating how to recognize, describe and interpret them.
The student will acquire the ability to reconstruct the depositional environment based on the paleontological aspects (fossils, icnofossils) of a sedimentary succession.
The student will be able to:
Paleontology (cod. 64866)
Fieldwork activity: paleoecological analysis of fossil-bearing sedimentary successions.
The Power Point / PDF presentations used in class are available (downloadable from the WEB classroom).
The exam consists of an oral test, divided into a practical test and a series of questions. The practical test consists in the environmental reconstruction of a sedimentary succession on the basis of its paleontological characteristics. The questions concern the theoretical and practical topics discussed during the course. The exam aims to evaluate the knowledge of the theoretical aspects of the subject and the competence in the application of practical-applicative tools.