05-BMG-PA2 Marine Micropaleontology

Representative Michal Kucera


The module provides an overview of the diversity and preservation of marine microfossils, the methods for their investigation and the biology and ecology of the organisms that produced them. Using practical examples, the applications of micropaleontology in industrial biostratigraphy as well as in (paleo) climate, (paleo) oceanography and (paleo) environmental research will be explored.

Lernergebnisse, angestrebte Kompetenzen:

1) Recognise, describe and identify microfossils in samples extracted from sediments
2) Understand the preservation of microfossils and apply appropriate methods to extract and visualise them
3) Understand applications of microfossils in industrial biostratigraphy and basin analysis
4) Understand applications of microfossils in paleoclimatology and paleoceanography


Courses "Evolutionary processes of Earth and Ocean" or "Entwicklungsprozesse der Erde"

Kursform 1: Vorlesung, Übung (V+Ü) 5.0 SWS ( 70.0 h)

Tutorium: -


70.0 h Präsenzeiten
70.0 h Selbststudium
40.0 h Prüfungsaufwand

180 h Gesamter Workload




Prüfungsleistungen: 1
Studienleistungen: 0

100 % Klausur


1) Armstrong, H. & Brasier, M.D. Microfossils. 2nd edition. Blackwell, 2004.

Sonstige Angaben:

The module consists of one course including 2 hours lecture and 2-3 hours exercises with microscope