Thesis topic proposal
Amadé Halász
Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of a Permian playa lake


Institute: University of Pécs
earth sciences
Doctoral School of Earth Sciences

Thesis supervisor: Amadé Halász
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Unversity of Pécs, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences, Pécs, Ifjúság str 6.
Abbreviation of location of studies: FDI

Description of the research topic:

The Boda Claystone is one of the potential host rock for high level radioactive waste in Hungary, therefore it gives not only the scientific but also the economic importance of the research. The hypothesis of the research is that some of the sediments deposited during the Permian under arid/semiarid climate were affected by pedogenic processes, which is determinative in the palaeoenvironmental framework. The most important objectives of the project is to confirm or reject the proof of palaeosol existence. If the red claystones are palaeosol, the one has to determine their type, their origin. Also clarify the depositional environment, the source of sediments and their type of transport to the basin, and last but not least the effect of the Milankovitch cycle on the sedimentation. And with all these knowledge to build the palaeoenvironmental model.

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2022-01-15

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