Regional stratotypes for genetic, earthtime and paleoenvironmental properties of the Western Carpathian sedimentary basins
Investigators from institution:
Silvia Antolíková, Adrián Biroň, Kamil Fekete, Jozef Michalík, Rastislav Milovský, Zuzana Pulišová, Dušan Starek, Vladimír Šimo, Juraj Šurka, Marek Vďačný
Prof. RNDr. Daniela Reháková, CSc., Prof. RNDr. Otília Lintnerová, CSc., Prof. RNDr. Michal Kováč, DrSc., Doc. Mgr. Natália Hlavatá Hudáčková, PhD., RNDr. Eva Halásová, PhD., Doc. RNDr. Milan Sýkora, CSc., Doc. RNDr. Roman Aubrecht, PhD., Mgr. Štefan Józsa, PhD., Doc. RNDr. Daniel Pivko, PhD., Mgr. Silvia Králiková, PhD., Mgr. Ján Schlögl, PhD., Mgr. Samuel Rybár, Mgr. Jakub Havrila, Mgr. Andrej Ruman, Mgr. Michal Šujan
The project is focused to the study of stratotype sections, which provide a high-qaulity geological record for calibration of geological time scale and sedimentary archives of paleoenvironmental changes. The basic research will include the codification of the informal stratigraphic units, redefinition of historical stratotypes, classification of litho-, bio- and geochronological units, regional and interregional correlation of the units, etc. The stratotype study will be followed by multidisciplinary approach and application of the high-resolution methods, which provides the best-class data for time table calibration and identification of paleoenvironmental changes. Selection of stratotype profiles will be oriented to boundary strata, in which is possible to determine the extinction events and morphogenetic changes of the organisms, climatic and ecologic changes of paleoenvironments, sedimentary and hydrographical regimes of the basins, orbital and eustatic changes, depositional changes, paleomagnetic changes, records of impact events and syngenetic volcanisms, etc. This research provides a new informations for international decision of the Slovakian stratotypes and new potential statotypes for the Mesozoic and Cenozoic formations of the Western Carpathians. The project resulted to monographic publication of the Slovakian stratotypes, representing the standarts of time scale and records of paleoenvironmental changes.