Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to offer to the Students the knowledge of the main geological features and geological evolution of the Italian peninsula framed within the geology of Europe and Mediterranean area. The Northern Apennines, the Southern Alps and the Po Plain will be particularly addressed. At the end, the Student should be able to set up and realize by himself a regional geological study of a chosen area.
Stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics
Course contents summary
Sedimentary basins related to lithospheric dynamics and plate tectonics.
Geology of the Mediterranean area.
Geology of Europe.
Geology of Italy.
The Northern Apennines.
The Po Plain.
The Alps and the Southern Alps.
ALLEN P.A., ALLEN J.R. (2005) – Basin analysis. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2nd edition.
BALLY A.W., CATALANO R., OLDOW J. (1985) - Elementi di tettonica regionale, Pitagora Editrice. Bologna
DOGLIONI C., FLORES G. (1997) - An introduction to the italian geology. Lamisco, Potenza.
BOSELLINI A. (2005) – Storia geologica d’Italia. Zanichelli Ed., Bologna.
GASPERI G. (1995) - Geologia Regionale. Pitagora Ed., Bologna.
KEAREY P., KLEPEIS K.A., VINE F. (2009) – Global tectonics. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford 3rd edition.
VAI G.B. & MARTINI I.P. (Eds.) (2001) - Anatomy of an Orogen. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Journal and special publication
AA.VV. (2003) - Geology of Italy. Episodes, Spec. Vol. 26, No. 3.
BELTRANDO M., PECCERILLO A:, MATTEI M., CONTICELLI S., DOGLIONI C. (Eds.)(2010) - The Geology of Italy: tectonics and life along plate margins. Virtual Explorer, Vol. 36.
BOSELLINI A. (1996) – Geologia delle Dolomiti. Athesia Ed., Bolzano.
CRESCENTI U., D’OFFIZI S., MERLINO S., SACCHI L. (Eds.) (2004) – Geology of Italy. Spec. Publ. Società Geologica d’Italia for the 32th IGC Florence 2004.
GUIDE GEOLOGICHE REGIONALI - Guide 1-4-6-7. BEMA Ed., Milano.
Oral and practice (excursions in the field)
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam (including presentation of regional geology of a chosen area)