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.
Fieldwork in selected area where the geological features will observed, analyzed and discussed in order to reconstruct the geological evolution of the visited area according also to related published literature.
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.
EINSELE G. (2000) - Sedimentary basins. Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg. 2nd Ed.
FRISCH W., MESCHEDE M., BLAKEY R.C. (2011) - Plate tectonics. Continental drift and mountain building. Springer 1st Ed.
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.