Practical: Paleoclimate Change and Environmental Impacts

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Doel vak

- To provide hands-on experience with the most relevant methods used in
paleoclimate/paleoenvironmental research.
- To assess new data in the context of previous (published) studies.
- To introduce the basics of scientific reporting (written report and/or
poster presentation)

Inhoud vak

The practical comprises a series of lectures, lab classes, discussion
meetings, concluded by a series of meetings during which the obtained
results will be written up in a short report and/or poster presentation.
During the practical a
marine and/or a terrestrial sediment core/section will be investigated.
The research includes core description, defining sampling strategy,
basic sample processing, determination of micropaleontological,
palynological, geochemical and geophysical sediment properties, and data
analysis. The emphasis will be on both long-term climate change
(glacial-interglacial time scale) and on millennial-scale climate change
records (e.g., Heinrich events, deglaciation). Participation in
lectures, laboratory work, oral presentations and discussion meetings
are compulsory.


- An introductory lecture will highlight the outline of the practical
- Lectures on palynology, marine micropaleontology, sedimentology and
applied methods.
- Students will be motivated to present and discuss the obtained results
during a series of discussion meetings.
- Laboratory work, data analysis, preparation of presentations.
- Self-tuition.


- Laboratory work (25 %)
- Oral presentations and participation in discussion meetings (25 %)
- Written report and/or poster presention (50 %)


A course manual and list of selected literature (book chapters,
articles) will be made available via Canvas.


Master students Earth Sciences

Aanbevolen voorkennis

A recommended requirement is that students have participated in the
following master courses (period 1 and 2):
- Climate Systems (AM_1124)
- Landscape Dynamics (AM_450331)
- Marine Geology and Paleoclimatology (AM_450330)
- Tectonic Geomorphology (AM_450146)

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_1144
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. M.A. Prins
Examinator dr. M.A. Prins
Docenten dr. G.M. Ganssen
dr. M.A. Prins
dr. N.N.L. Van der Putten

Praktische informatie

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