Course syllabus EKLES - Forest Ecology (FFWT - WS 2016/2017)

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Course title: Forest Ecology
Semester: WS 2016/2017
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Luboš Purchart, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Forest Ecology (FFWT)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2/2 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 20/0/0 (h/h/days in semester) (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Prerequisites for registration: General Botany or Special Forest Botany or Soil Science or Bioclimatology
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
Course objective:
Knowledge of the structure, processes and functioning natural and managed forests, ecosystem analysis in the holistic conception, hierarchy and behaviour of systems, evaluation of ecological impacts of human activities on forest ecosystems, evaluation of biotic interactions and trophic relations, primary and secondary production, biodiversity, stress behaviour, principles of ecological stability and landscape and global aspects of forest protection. Knowledge of the possible impact of global climate change on the forest ekosystems. Intensifying the possibility of an analytical approach to the evaluation of information and the possibility of synthetic evaluation of information obtained.
Course content:
1.Introduction to forest ecology (allowance 4/4)
2.Forest and enviroment - climate (allowance 2/2)
3.Forest and environment - soil (allowance 2/2)
4.Water cycle in forest ecosystems (allowance 2/2)
5.Primary production in forest ecosystem (allowance 2/2)
6.Secondary production in forest ecosystem (allowance 2/2)
7.Biodiversity in forest ecosystems (allowance 2/2)
8.Biogeochemical cycles in forest ecosystems (allowance 2/2)
9.Stress theory and ecological stability of forest ecosystems (allowance 2/2)
10.Ecological foundations of near-natural management of forest ecosystems (allowance 2/2)
11.Forest ecosystems in global context (allowance 2/2)
12.Field excursion - demonstration of methods for ecosystems studies (allowance 0/16)
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h0 h
     practice24 h0 h
     professional educational excursion16 h0 h
     consultation0 h20 h
     preparation for exam30 h60 h
     preparation for regular assessment18 h32 h
Total112 h112 h
Key words:
Course completion:
Obligatory participation in practical exercises
Evaluation of participation in lectures (80% successfulness)
Final written (3 questions, 60 minutes ) and oral examination (15 minutes)
Course methods: Lectures (2 hours a week), tutorials (2 hours a week) and field trips (16 hours)
Reading list:
SUCHOMEL, J. -- KULHAVÝ, J. -- ZEJDA, J. -- PLESNÍK, J. -- MENŠÍK, L. Ekologie lesních ekosystémů. Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. 166 p.
KULHAVÝ, J. et al. Ekologie lesa: doplňkový učební text. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2003. 220 p. ISBN 80-7157-718-9.
KULHAVÝ, J. et al. Ekologie lesa II. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2006. 221 p. ISBN 80-7157-984-X.
KULHAVÝ, J. et al. Ekologie lesa III. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2009. 114 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-355-9.
LAŠTŮVKA, Z. -- ŠŤASTNÁ, P. Ekologie. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. 182 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-182-6.
LAŠTŮVKA, Z. -- KREJČOVÁ, P. Ekologie. Brno: Konvoj, 2000. 184 p.
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.

KLIMO, E. et al. Lesnická ekologie. 1st ed. Brno: Vysoká škola zemědělská, 1994. 167 p. ISBN 80-7157-499-62001.
DUVIGNEAUD, P. -- MEZŘICKÝ, V. Ekologická syntéza. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1988. 414 p.
RUNNING, S. -- WARING, R. Forest Ecosystems - Analysis at Multiple Scales. New York: Academic Press, 1998. 370 p.
ZLATNÍK, A. Základy ekologie. Praha: SZN, 1973. 281 p.
ODUM, E. Základy ekologie. Praha: Academia, 1977. 733 p.
CHAPIN, F S. Principles of terrestrial ecosystem ecology. ISBN 9781441995049. URL:
BARNES, B V. et al. Forest ecology. 4th ed. New York: Wiley, 774 p. ISBN 0-471-30822-6.

Study plans:
B-FOR-FOR Forestry, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2014/2015
B-FOR-FOR Forestry, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2014/2015
Run in the period of: WS 2017/2018, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014, WS 2013/2014, WS 2012/2013   (and older)
Course tutor: Ing. et Ing. Ladislav Čepelka, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Jiří Kulhavý, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Kutal, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Ladislav Menšík, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Radek Michalko, Ph.D. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Luboš Purchart, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Pavel Rotter, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 02/09/2017.

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