Course syllabus EKOL - Ecology (FA - SS 2018/2019)


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Course title: Ecology
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Josef Suchomel, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Zoology, Fisheries, Hydrobiology and Apiculture (FA)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
 
Course objective:
The aims of ecology is to introduce the students into its methods, its most important terms, relations, phenomenons and paradigms, with special regards to the application of the ecological knowledge. Students will acquire knowledge about the functioning of natural systems and natural processes in the landscape, the processes and phenomena in ecosystems and landscapes can be seen as interrelated.
 
Course content:
1.Origin, definition, tasks of ecology (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Origin, definition and division of ecology
b.Relation to other sciences

2.Fundamental ecological relations (allowance 6/6)
 
a.Organism and its environment
b.Abiotic factors, ecological potence and adaptations

3.Ecological aspects of the distribution of organisms (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Biogeographic division of the earth surface
b.Development of communities in central Europe in postglacial period

4.Population (allowance 4/2)
 
a.Characters and functions (abundance, structure, dynamics, migrality)

5.Interpopulational relations (allowance 4/8)
 
a.Interspecific relations
b.Trophic relations
c.Ecology of pollinators

6.Community (allowance 6/0)
 
a.Types, structure, properties
b.Dynamics

7.Ecosystem (allowance 4/0)
 
a.Structure
b.Circulations of matters, energy flow
c.Stability
d.Functions of natural and anthropogenous ecosystems
e.Bioms (zonobioms, orobioms, pedobioms)

8.Field practice (allowance 0/6)
9.Final seminar (allowance 0/2)
 
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     seminar4 h
     laboratory work2 h
     field work2 h
     professional educational excursion8 h
     consultation2 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam50 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h
     preparation of presentation14 h
Total140 h
 
Key words:
none
 
Course completion:
Obligatory participation at seminars, submission and presentation of a seminar work on individual topic; the course is finished with written exam, 40 min, 40 questions, minimum 50 points of possible 80
 
Course methods: Lectures, seminars, field practice
 
Reading list:
Basic:
PŘIDAL, A. Ekologie opylovatelů: vysokoškolská učebnice. 2nd ed. Brno: Lynx, 2005. 108 p. ISBN 978-80-86877-04-4.
LAŠTŮVKA, Z. Ekologie. 1st ed. Brno: Konvoj, 2000. 184 p. ISBN 80-85615-93-2.

Recommended:
ALLABY, M. A dictionary of ecology. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 473 p. ISBN 978-0-19-860905-6.
TISCHLER, W. Agrarökologie. Jena: VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1965. 499 p.
KREBS, C J. Ecological methodology. 2nd ed. Menlo Park, Calif.: Addison Wesley Longman, 620 p. ISBN 0-321-02173-8.
BEGON, M. -- TOWNSEND, C R. -- HARPER, J L. Ecology: from individuals to ecosystems. 4th ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2006. 738 p. ISBN 978-1-4051-1117-1.
BEGON, M. et al. Ekologie: jedinci, populace a společenstva : [Investice do rozvoje vzdělávání, reg.č.: CZ1.07/2.2.00/15.0084]. 1st ed. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, 1997. 949 p. ISBN 80-7067-695-7.
SLAVÍKOVÁ, J. -- ZPĚVÁK, I. Ekologie rostlin. 1st ed. Praha: SPN, 1986. 366 p.
LOSOS, B. et al. Ekologie živočichů. 1st ed. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1985. 316 p. Učebnice pro vysoké školy.

Study plans:
B-AS-AE Agroecology, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
 
Run in the period of: SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, WS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, WS 2014/2015   (and older)
Course tutor: prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Laštůvka, CSc. (examiner, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Antonín Přidal, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Josef Suchomel, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Jan Šipoš, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 04/25/2019.

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