Paleontology

 

Head of Laboratary.Prof.Dr.Ir. Jahdi Zaim

Dean Decree No : 658/I1.C05/KP/2011, April 1 – 2011 and 187/SK/Ii.C05/KP/2016 Date February 5 – 2016

Description:

Macro Paleontology Laboratory is a laboratory that develops Paleontology Sciences related to geological contexts based on the ancient life such as fossils and traces life within space and time framework. This laboratory also organizes the Paleontology Practicum which generally studies fossils of phyla: Arthropods, Bryozoa, Coelenterata, Porifera, Molluscs, Echinoderms and Brachiopods. It also studied fossils of Vertebrata and Human fossils and studied paleontology / fossils quantitatively with Biometric Method Analysis. In addition, paleontology implementation in studying the geological history of a region, including paleoecology and paleoenvironment as well as geoarcheology.

Function:

  • Education: conducting lectures as follows:
    • Paleontology (GL.2171) / Compulsory-for bachelor student
    • Geological History (GL3271) / Compulsory-for bachelor student
    • Geoconcept (GL-5101)/ Compulsory-for master student
    • Invertebrate Paleontology (GL4072) / Optional- for bachelor and master student
    • Vertebrat Paleontology (GL4071)/ Optional- for bachelor and master student
    • Human Paleontology and Paleoantropology (GL5073)/ Optional- for bachelor and master student
    • Quarternary Geology (GL5072)/ Optional- for bachelor and master student
    • Quarternary Geochronology (GL5071)/ Optional- for bachelor and master student
    • Geoarcheology (GL4073)/ Optional- for bachelor and master student
  • Research: conducting research activities in various regions in Indonesia independently as well as research co-operation with universities from abroad in the field of Paleontology, Quarter Geology, Paleoecology, Paleoenvironment and Geoarkeology as follows:
    • University of Iowa – USA, 1999 – present
    • University of Texas at Austin – USA, 1999 – present
    • University of Michigan – USA, 2006 – present
    • Universty of Frankfurt – Jerman, 2001 – present
    • Institut de Paleontologie Humaine – Paris, Perancis, 1980 – present
    • Universiti Sains Malaysia – Penang, Malaysia, 2008
    • National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, 2007 – present
  • Community Services:
    • Counseling and fostering the development of Bukit Tinggi Nature Museum 2003-2009
    • Conducting International Exhibitions on Paleontology and Paleoechology in cooperation with Paleontology laboratory ITB and Institut de Paleontologie Humaine – Paris, France, Universty of Frankfurt – Germany, and University of Phillipine at Diliman, Philippines, September 2008
    • Conducting the counseling and fostering the development of Museum Geologi Patiayam 2004-2005
    • Jambi Beach Change Study during the Quaternary Period (Jambi Regional Government Cooperation and Archeology Institute ITB)

Courses served in 1 (one) semester (Semester 1 Year 2009/2010):

 No.  Code  Name of courses User  Student
 1.  GL2171  Paleontology – Compulsory  Geological Engineering  85
 2.  GL3271  Paleontological History – Compulsory  Geological Engineering  85
 3.  GL5101  Geoconcept – Compulsory  Geological Engineering  25
 4.  GL4072  Invertebrate Paleontology– Compulsory Geological Engineering  15
 5.  GL4071  Vertebrate Paleontology – Compulsory Geological Engineering  5
 6.  GL5073  Human Paleontology and Paleoantropology–Optional  Geological Engineering 5
 7.  GL5072  Quarternary Geology – Optional Geological Engineering  25
 8.  GL5071  Quarternary Geochronology  – Optional  Geological Engineering  15
 9.  GL4073  Geoarkeology – Optional Geological Engineering  5

Space area 176 m2

Equipments:

No. Type  Function  unit  Year of Acquisition   Funding/Grant Resources  Condition (Good/Damaged)
 1. CPU P3 800  Mhz, Memory/

RAM  512 SDR

 Data processing  1  2003  Private  Good
 2.  Monitor SONY 52x  1  2003  Private  Good

Activities:

 No.  Activities  Year
 1.  Asia Link Program for Scientific Research  September 2004 – 2008
 2.  Geology and Vertebrate Paleonto logy of Sangkarewang West Sumatera  May 2006
 3.  Geoarchaeology of the Sangiran Dome, and Ngandong Area, Indonesia  Juni 1999 – Agustus 2006
4.  Geoarchaeology of Ngandong Area, Indonesia  Juni – Agustus 2007
 5.  International Excursion to places of human fossil discovery in Java (cooperation between Institut Teknologi Bandung and J.W. Goethe University Germany)  26 Juli – 10 Agustus  2005
 6.   International Excursion to places of human fossil discovery in Germany and Netherland (cooperation between Institut Teknologi Bandung – J.W. Goethe University Germany)  28 Juli – 11 Agustus  2006
 7.  Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of Sawahlunto Area, West Sumatera  Juni – Agustus 2009
 8.  Research on Paleontology Vertebrate Whale Fossil Surade Region, South Sukabumi – West Java  Juni dan September 2003 – 2004
 9.  Research on Quaternary Geology and Paleontology of Sumedang and Majalengka  Areas, West Java  September 2003

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