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Paleontologija in stratigrafija (Slovene)

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.06.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology   

Code Science Field
P450  Natural sciences and mathematics  Stratigraphy 
P300  Natural sciences and mathematics  Analytical chemistry 
B330  Biomedical sciences  Palaeozoology, phylogeny 
T510  Technological sciences  Chronology, dating techniques 
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Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  06522  PhD Bogomir Jelen  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  164 
2.  07629  PhD Bogdan Jurkovšek  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  552 
3.  09632  PhD Tea Kolar-Jurkovšek  Geology  Head  2001 - 2003  511 
4.  17229  Marija Petrovič    Researcher  2001 - 2003  10 
5.  03622  Helena Rifelj  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  94 
6.  17228  Štefanija Štefanec    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0215  Geological Survey of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051410000  10,866 
The programme contains studies from fields of paleontology and stratigraphy that are the foundations of geology as one of the basic natural sciences. The results of paleontologic studies of Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic beds in Slovenia will furnish new data on presence and distribution of individual biozones, of individual fossil species and accompanying fossil assemblages and their chronostratigraphic distributions. The data of paleontology and of geologic events will permit to define temporal ranges of partcular formations and tectonostratigraphic units in Slovenia and to interpret the paleogeographic conditions and paleoecologic facts during deposition of sedimentary beds. Systematic collection, study and describing of fossil species will be concentrated on: - Biostratigraphic investigations of Paleozoic beds of Slovenia (conodonts, macroflora), - Biostratigraphic investigations of Triassic beds of Slovenia (conodonts and accompanying isolated microfauna, macrofauna), - Biostratigraphic investigations of Cretaceous beds of Slovenia (fossils of the Tomaj limestone, rudists of the Trieste-Komen plateau), - Stratigraphic-paleontologic investigations of Tertiary in Slovenia as a dynamic, complex system - by searching for new patterns of organization of stratigraphic relationships, - searching for new schemes of paleobiological interactions between agents in marine and terrestric environments, - searching of changes in paleoclimatic processes that lead to present climatic conditions and application of these for predicting future climatic developments, and - searching for planetary causes (tectonic, rheological and cosmic). Meaning of research programme for science in broader (world) sense: Rocks that were deposited during geologic history on the territory of Slovenia belong to various paleogeographic and geotectonic units that extend into neighbouring countries. The results of the research programme shall enable: - Completing biostratigraphic subdivisions of Younger Paleozoic beds on basis of macroflora, - Defining in more detail the Younger Paleozoic paleofloristic assemblages in Sava Folds, - Completing Triassic conodont zonation for Slovenia, - Filling up gaps in understanding of Slovenia's macrofossils with special accent on study of fossil assemblages of the Tomaj and Komen limestones of the Trieste-Komen plateau, - Based on broadely undertaken biostratigraphic studies, construction of paleogeographic models for Cretaceous platform formations depending upon global eustatic and anoxic events, - Evaluation of climatic evolution in Miocene on both sides of Alps based upon analysis of foraminifer associations, - Improving knowledge of paleoecology, paleoclimatology and paleogeography during sedimentation as based upon study of micro- and macrofossil associations, and - Completing the survey of rudist species of External Dinarides. The straigraphic-paleontologic studies of Tertiary in Slovenia are an example of heuristic approach to search for new meanings in stratigraphy and paleontology. Meaning of research programme for Slovenia: The results of research will be useful for application in Slovenia for: - Construction of thematic geologic maps, - Exploration of energy resources (oil, gas, coal, thermal waters), - Exploration of building stone, ornamental stone and bauxite deposits, - Increasing information contents of messages, - Study and protection of Earth related natural and cultural heritage, - Interpretation of geologic structures, tectonic events, solving of litho-, bio- and chronostratigraphic problems, of paleoecology, paleogeography and evolution, - Predicting of stratigraphic parameters (stratigraphic modeling), and - Assessment of seismic hazards.
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