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Palaeobiology of Precambrian and Early Palaeozoic - MG422P22
Title in English: Paleobiologie prekambria a spodního paleozoika
Czech title: Paleobiologie prekambria a spodního paleozoika
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2006
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Oldřich Fatka, CSc.
Annotation -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Oldřich Fatka, CSc. (19.05.2012)
Basic types of recent and fossil ecosystems will be analysed in individual blocks. The development of relations within individual types of associations, including the recently oldest known appearance of separate types of relations will be discussed in detail.
Literature -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (18.05.2012)

Butterfield, N.J. (2003): Exceptional fossil preservation and the Cambrian explosion. - Integrative and Comparative Biology, 43, 166-167.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Oldřich Fatka, CSc. (19.05.2012)

The examination is oral with an accent on understanding of processes.

Syllabus -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Oldřich Fatka, CSc. (19.05.2012)

Basic types of recent and fossil ecosystems will be analysed in individual blocks. The development of relations within individual types of associations, including the recently oldest known appearance of separate types of relations will be discussed in detail.

Types of fossilisation processes, palaeoecology of individual organisms and methods hoe to undestand the fossilisation processes will be explained.

The contents of the most important taphonomic windows (= lagersttäten) in the world will be discussed (Bitter Springs, Ediacara, Doushantou, Burgess Shale, Chengjian, Kaili, Soom Shale, Rhynie Cherts). The analyses will be supplemented by information on the stratigraphic ranges and palaeoenvironments represented by these lagersttäten (watter depth, salinity O2 content, relation in situ, allochtoneity, …).

Similarly will be discussed also the fossil content of taphonomic windiws established in the Bohemian Massif: Precambrian stromatolites, Paseky Shale Member, Jince Formation, Klabava and Šárka formations,

Řevnice Quartzites, Kosovo Formation, Kopanina Formation.

Structure of separate blocks:

1. recent knowledge,

2. stratigraphy, facies and taphonomy,

3. examples of the most important fossils - major part,

4. palaeoekology,

5. geographic distribution(palaeogeography, recent geography),

6. basic references

 
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