Applied palaeontology 1300-OPSTW
General information on the meaning of palaeontology and methods of its application in the Earth sciences. Basic information concerning fossil micro-organisms: foraminifers, radiolarians and ostracods, conodonts and scolecodonts, as well as microfossils of echinoderms and vertebrates, and their practical meaning for geology. Basic information on palaeobotany and palinology and practical use of fossil plants. Methods of preparation of macro- and microfossils.
Student knows basic facts concerning fossil microorganisms and the meaning of microfossils in the Earth sciences, and concerning plants in the geological past. He can recognise representatives of the most useful groups of microfossils, important for the geological research. He knows the basic preparation methods of macro- and microfossils and some of them can apply in practice.
Acceptable absence: presence is optional.
Written exam; evaluation concerns the knowledge of the material from the lecture and accessory materials (scripts, digital presentation).
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