Biodivesity dynamics in the Šárka Formation (Ordovician of the Prague Basin): faunal analysis, paleoecologic, biogeographic and stratigraphic aspects

02.01.2006 - 31.12.2008
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Radek Mikuláš
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is coinvestigator
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Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Česká geologická služba, Západočeská univerzita v Plzni

The proposed project is focused on the complex paleoecologic and stratigraphic study of fauna from the Šárka Formation (Middle Ordovician of the Prague Basin, Czech Republic). The aim of the project is to revise available published data, to collect new material from natural and temporary outcrops and, above all, to make a modern investigation of the fossil associations of the Šárka Formation. Interpretations of stratigraphical-paleoecological position of regions ("segments") of the Prague Basin where the Šárka Formation occurs is another goal of the project. Revisions of the main index groups of graptolites, trilobites and ichnofossils are also planned. Paleogeographic correlations, especially with other regions of peri-Gondwana, will be studied. Results will be published in a scientific journal. The project is a contribution to the IGCP 497 "The Rheic Ocean".