The SAS proposals for participation in FP6 projects
are listed in blocks according to the FP6 priority theme structure

FP6 priority
1.1.6   Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems
Title of the proposal

Ancient Global Changes indicated in Earth Phanerozoic Climate Evolution

Slovak Academy of Science, Institute of Geology
Dubravska 9, 842 26 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
+421 2 5477 3961

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

Climatic change becomes a real menace for contemporaneous human civilisation, typical of enor-mously dense population, decreasing adaptability to nature variations, progressively increasing dependance on stable water and food sources, problems with recycling of materials (including the air‘. However, any search for causes and trends of these changes cannot result in veracious results without knowing their evolution and causal coherences.

Paleoclimatic data derived from rock record and compiled by geoscientific methods are of the first importance in limitation of long-termed climate- and associated natural systems. Although direct detailed prognosis of further climate development cannot be expected, results obtained by mathematical models are far less reliable. More thorough knowledge of earming-up and cooling-up history of the Earth can promote drawing realistic conclusions for find out practical tools avoiding crucial and catastrophic Earth climate changes.

Recent international cooperation of the research team

Jagiellonian University, Cracovia; Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw (Poland); Technical University Ostrava; Masaryk University Brno; Charles University Prague; Geological Survey of the Czech Republic; Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; E. Lorand University Budapest; Natural History Museum Budapest (Hungary); Vienna University, Wien (Austria); ETH University, Zurich (Switzerland); Geomar Kiel (Germany); Oxford University, Oxford (United Kingdom);Tulsa University, Cleveland, Oklahoma (U.S.A.); Dalhousie University, Halifax (Canada)

Proposerīs relevant publications related to the research subject

Michalik J., Rehakova D., Vasicek Z. (1995): Early Cretaceous sedimentary changes in West Carpathian Area. Geologica Carpathica 46,5., 285-296.
Michalik J., Rehakova D., Lintnerova O., Boorova D., Halasova E., Kotulova J., Sotak J., Petercakova M., Hladikova J., Skupien P. (1999): Sedimentary, biological and isotopic record of a late Early Cretaceous paleoclimatic event in the Pieniny Klippen Belt of Slovakian Western Carpathians. Geologica Carpathica 50,2., 169-191.
Vasicek Z., Michalik J. (1999): Early Cretaceous ammonoid paleobiogeography of the West Carpathian part of Paleoeuropean shelf margin. Neues Jahrbuch Geol. Palaont. Abh. 212, 241-262.