05-MMG-EA1 Environmental Archives Methods

Representative Torsten Bickert

Learning Contents:

This first of two modules on environmental archives aims at introducing and applying the most important methods to describe the marine environment in the past and to understand the processes of environmental change. Proxy implementation follows the stages of proxy development, validation and application. Proxy research is strongly interdisciplinary. This module, therefore, integrates geochemical, geological, geophysical and paleontological methodology. Stratigraphic methods are important in environmental studies and therefore implemented in several exercises.

Learning Outcomes, Targeted Competencies:

to become familiar with proxy development and application
to gain an understanding of the most important processes in paleoenvironmental change
to be able to apply the methods to case studies of actual research
to work objective-oriented and problem-based individually as well as in a team

Prior Knowledge:

Basic knowledge in marine geology, biogeochemistry, physical oceanography

Course Type 1: Lecture, Exercise (L+E) 1.0 SWS ( 14.0 h)

Course Type 2: Lecture, Exercise (L+E) 1.0 SWS ( 14.0 h)

Course Type 3: Lecture, Exercise (L+E) 2.0 SWS ( 28.0 h)

Tutorial(s): -


56.0 h presence time
84.0 h self-study
40.0 h exam workload

180 h total workload

Exam Type:

module exam


exam elements: 1
SL: 0

100 % written exam


mostly research papers, announced in the different courses