G7381 Rockforming fossils

Faculty of Science
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. RNDr. Nela Doláková, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Šárka Hladilová, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Nela Doláková, CSc.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Thu 14:00–14:50 Gs,-1011, Thu 15:00–15:50 Gs,-1011
! G7381k Rockforming fossils && ! NOW ( G7381k Rockforming fossils ) && ( G1081 Palaeontology || G1081k Palaeontology )
Basic knowledge of general nad systematick Paleontology, exam of Paleontology I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Knowledges about rockforming fossil groups - organisms forming the rocks by the living or postmortal activity.
Methods and possibilities of this activity, environment of origin.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student should be thoroughly familiar with the main rock-forming fossils.
  • Activity of rganisms: disturbing - transporting- creating
  • The way of origin of the hard skeletons, material of shells and skeltons
  • Basic nomenclature of carbonate petrography, environment of origin of carbonate rosks
  • Organisms forming the overgrows
  • Organisms theirs hard particles accumulate as the sedimentary particles
  • Oil and coalforming organisms
  • HLADIL, Jindřich. Karbonátová sedimentární tělesa. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1996. 99 s. ISBN 8021013214. info
  • Evolutionary history of bats : fossils, molecules, and morphology. Edited by Gregg F. Gunnell - Nancy B. Simmons. 1st pub. New York [N.Y.]: Cambridge University Press, 2012. xii, 560. ISBN 9780521745260. info
  • Trace fossils as indicators of sedimentary environments / editors Dirk Knaust, Richard G. Bromley. Edited by Dirk Knaust - R. G. Bromley. 1st ed. Oxford: Elsevier, 2012. xxx, 924. ISBN 9780444538130. info
  • POKORNÝ, Vladimír. Všeobecná paleontologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1992. 296 s. ISBN 80-7066-585-8. info
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures and practical exercises focused on the study of rockforming organisms (both micro and macrofossils) and rocks originating due to their activities.
Assessment methods
The ending of the course is in the form of graded credit based on practical determination of individual rockforming fossil group (both macro- and microfossils)and ability of interpretation of environment and time of origin of these rocks.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Bude otevřeno v jarním semestru 2020/2021.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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