Course syllabus ZFOB - Forest Botany: Plants of Various Forest Ecosystems in Europe (FFWT - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code: ZFOB
Course title in Czech: Forest Botany: Plants of Various Forest Ecosystems in Europe
Course title in English: Forest Botany: Plants of Various Forest Ecosystems in Europe
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1/1 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor; master; master continuing
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Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology (FFWT)
Ing. Hana Habrová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Lukáš Karas (instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Samuel Lvončík (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: to study at faculty REK or to study at faculty LDF
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The objective of the classes is to get an overview of the system of higher plants including their importance in ecosystems. Practical knowledge of ca 320 kinds of major European herbs, trees and vines.
Course content:
Introduction (allowance 2/1)
Historical and contemporary views on systematics of vascular plants
b.Scientific names, botanical nomenklature
System of discussed organisms
d.Phytogeografical regions of the Earth

Types of European vegetation (allowance 22/11)
Arctic vegetation
b.Boreal vegetation
Atlantic vegetation
Central-European vegetation
Mediterranean vegetation
Pannonic vegetation
g.Alpine plant communities
Fresh Water wetland plant communities
Coastal plant communities
Macaronesia vegetation

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture26 h
13 h
professional educational excursion
8 h
preparation for exam20 h
preparation for regular assessment
20 h
preparation for regular testing
3 h
preparation of presentation12 h
writing of seminar paper
10 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
The course ends with an examination. Requirements for credit is a practical knowledge of vascular plants, good results in the continuous tests, participation in exercises semester and major exercises and delivery and presentation of seminar work.
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Daily attendance
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
ZELENÝ, V. Systematic botany: (for students of ITS and FAFNR). 1st ed. Prague: Czech University of Agriculture, 2005. 149 p. ISBN 80-213-1403-6.
HEYWOOD, V. Flowering Plants of the World. London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1996. 335 p. ISBN 0-7134-7422-X.
POLUNIN, O. A guide to the vegetation of Britain and Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985. 1 p.
DEYL, M. -- HISEK, K. Flowers. Praha: Academia, 2008. 770 p.

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Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 11/20/2019.

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