After passing the course the student should be able to
understand and explain fundamental sedimentological, stratigraphical and palaeobiological problems
understand and use the methods applied to analyse the properties of sediments of different age and character
interpret depositional processes, facies and stratigraphical subdivision in relation to depositional environment, variation in sea level, the tectonic position of the sedimentary basin and the climate
understand the large-scale physical, chemical and palaeobiological changes during the history of Earth and how these changes can be expressed in the stratigraphy
be able to practically interpret sedimentary and fossil material in the field
The processes of erosion, transport and deposition of clastic, biogenic and chemical sediments in continental and coastal, and open marine environments. The formation of sedimentary features (e.g. structures, textures, mineralogical compositions) that can be used to interpret depositional environment and facies for litho-, bio-, seismic- and sequence stratigraphy subdivisions and in correlation. The evolution of Earth and the biosphere.
Training in communication is an integrated part of the course.
Lectures, seminars, practical exercises and field work.
Written examination (6 credits), as well as a practical part consisting of seminars, practical exercises and oral and written presentation of project work (4 credits).
The field trip will cause costs for travel and accommodation for the student.