Regional Stratigraphy

A.Y. 2017/2018
Lesson for
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Knowledge and understanding : Stratigraphic methods and proxies for paleogeographic and paleo-environmental reconstructions. Biosphere evolution in the stratigraphic context. Global and regional geodynamic evolution.
Applying knowledge and understanding: bility to apply the skills acquired in the study of stratigraphic-environmental-geodynamic evolution on a regional scale.
Making judgements: Distinction between acquiring data and geological-stratigraphic reconstructions on a regional scale. Evaluation of the methods to be applied according to the time intervals and the sedimentation regime.
Communication skills: Ability to describe and illustrate the knowledge gained during the course to reconstruct geological history resulting from interactions between geosphere-biosphere-atmosphere at regional scale and in the global context.
Learning skills: Ability to base the acquired stratigraphic, geological and geodynamic processes on a scale from regional to global and at different time scales.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Field activity: 24 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Erba Elisabetta
Regional Stratigraphy
Stratigraphic tools and methods and multidisciplinary approach to regional geology. Methods for paleogeographic reconstructions. Climate and ecological proxies.
Stratigraphic evolution of the Southern Alps (Ordovician to Recent); Paleogeographic implications and evolution of biota. Biosphere-geosphere interactions at regional scale. Regional geodynamic evolution in the global context. The sedimentary sequences of the Lombardy basin.
Field trips (6 days) to analyze classic outcrops of stratigraphic successions of the Southern Alps and possibly in other regional contexts.
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
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