Applied palaeoecology

A.Y. 2018/2019
Lesson for
6
Max ECTS
56
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course prepares the students to deal with the analysis of the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms (particularly marine invertebrates) in the geological past in order to understand the evolution of the ecosystems in deep time.
To recognize the biotic and abiotic factors that have governed the distribution of organisms in the geologic past. The student must be able to recognize the main biotic and abiotic factors that led to the formation of a fossil association, reconstructing its living environment.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
GEO/01 - PALEONTOLOGY AND PALEOECOLOGY - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Angiolini Lucia
Syllabus
History of paleoecology. Interactions among biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere. Factors that regulate the distribution of fossil organisms. Abiotic factors. Biotic factors. Taphonomy. Sampling methodologies. Functional morphology. Population dynamics. Survival curves. Community analysis. Biodiversity. Study of the Pachycyrtella bed (Permian, Oman).
Field excursion (Albenza, Stirone or Arda).
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
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