G4121k Quaternary geology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Aleš Plichta (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! G4121 Quaternary geology && ! NOW ( G4121 Quaternary geology )
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
Course objectives
The course gives an actual general knowledge of complex Quaternary research. At the end of the course, students should be able to: Understand problems of climate development and climate changes manifestations at the Pliocene/Pleistocene boundary and throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene; be familiar with problematics of Pleistocene and Holocene stratigraphy and biostratigraphy; recognize the most common types of Quaternary deposits; understand the importance of fauna and flora research as important climatic indicators.
Learning outcomes
Student will be informed on issues related to the Quaternary climatic evolution and its impact on biota composition. Using the basic methods of Quaterary geological research, he will be able to identify the most common types of Quaternary deposits.
  • 1. The oldest known cold oscilations - cause of the post-Cretaceous cooling, primary and secundary (supplementary) circumstances influencing climatic oscilations.
  • 2. Natural environment during Quaternary.
  • 3. Overview of genetic types of Quaternary deposits I - glacigennic, glacifluvial and glacilacustrine deposits, glacial geomorphology.
  • 4. Overview of genetic types of Quaternary deposits II - eolic, colluvial, alluvial, limnic, swamp and peat deposits, cave deposits.
  • 6. Periglacial processes and geomorphology.
  • 7. Pleistocene fauna of Europe.
  • 8. Selected methods of dating of Quaternary deposits.
  • 9. Pleistocene biostratigraphy.
  • 10. Natural environment during the upper Pleistocene.
  • 11. Quaternary deposits of the Moravian and Silesian regions.
    recommended literature
  • RŮŽIČKOVÁ, Eliška. Kvartérní klastické sedimenty České republiky :struktury a textury hlavních genetických typů. 1. vyd. Praha: Česká geologická služba, 2003. 68 s., 92. ISBN 80-7075-600-4. info
  • WILSON, R. C. L., S. A. DRURY and J. L. CHAPMAN. The great ice age : climate change and life. 1st ed. London: Routledge, 2000. xiv, 267. ISBN 0415198429. info
  • LOWE, John J. and M. J. C. WALKER. Reconstructing quaternary environments. 2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall, 1997. xxii, 446. ISBN 0582101662. info
Teaching methods
The course consists of theoretical lectures and field excursions.
Assessment methods
Lectures run weekly, the final assessment is by way of the written test.
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 annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: Dle plánu distanční výuky.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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