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Geology and Paleontology

Code: 40347
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Blanka Cvetko Tešović
izv. prof. dr. sc. Đurđica Pezelj
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Blanka Cvetko Tešović - Practicum
izv. prof. dr. sc. Đurđica Pezelj - Practicum
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English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Evolution of the (planet) Earth; Types of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic), types of structures.
The primary structural elements of the lithosphere; the concept of layers and layer; types and kinds of wrinkles.
Tectonics; faults: their genesis and types / kinds of faults. Thurst.
Seismism and volcanism. Plate tectonics.
Interpretation of geological maps, geological profiles and columns. Applied geology - examples.
Paleontological legalities.
Taxonomy of major fossil groups in paleobotanic, paleozoology (invertebrates and vertebrates) micropaleontology. Main extinctions during geological history.
Best examples of evolutionary sequences, and interpretation methods of paleoecological conditions and paleogeography base on the principles of actualism.
  1. McGeary, D. Plummer, Ch.C., & Carlson, D.H. :
    Physical Geology: Earth Revealed. McGraw-
    Hill, Boston, XVIII+574, 2004.
  2. Prothero, D.R. & Dott, R.H.jr. : Evolution of the Earth. McGraw Hill
    Higher Education, 524 pp., Boston, 2004.
  3. Chernicoff, S., Fox, H. A. & Tanner, L. H. :
    Earth: Geologic principles and history. 29 + 570. Houghton
    Mifflin Comp. Boston, New York, 2002.
  4. Benton, M.J. & Harper, D.A.T. : Introduction to Paleobiology and the
    Fossil Record. Wiley-Blackwell. XII + 592, Oxford, 2009.
  5. R.W. Jones: Applied Palaeontology. Univ. Press Cambridge
    XIII+434. Cambridge, 2006.
  6. P.D. Taylor & D.N. Lewis: Fossil Invertebrates. Harward Univ.Press
    208 str. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2005.
  7. M.J. Benton: Vertebrate Palaeontology. Blackwell Publishing
    XI+455. Malden, Oxford, Carlton, 2005.
3. semester
Izborni predmeti - Regular study - Biology
Izborni predmeti - Regular study - Molecular Biology
Consultations schedule: