Mesozoic changes of climate, sedimentation, palaeooceanologic proxies, environments and communities of marine organisms
Investigators from institution:
Kamil Fekete, Marián Golej, Ľubica Puškelová, Ján Soták, Vladimír Šimo, (Zuzana Zrubáková)
Prírodovedecká fakulta UK Bratislava
The project deals with the interpretation of complex geological record of significant changes in the Mesozoic evolution of the Western Carpathians in terms of paleoclimate, paleooceanology, paleogeography and palaeoecology aspects. Detailed sedimentary research includes cyclostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, microfacies, geochemistry and magnetostratigraphical analysis and study of communities of marine organisms. Attention is paid mainly on quantitative and qualitative analysis of planktonic microfossils in particular communities and on residual organic matter. The object of the study will be applied on coherent profiles through sections with prominent lithological breaks indicating periods of turnovers between different environmental regimes in sedimentary basins. To determine the age and spatial dependence of marker horizons, biostratigraphical analysis and astrochronological correlation of sedimentary cycles will be also used.