Course syllabus ZGEBI - Geobiocoenology (FFWT - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Course title in English:
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
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology (FFWT)
Ing. Michal Friedl, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Ing. Antonín Kusbach, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Dr. Ing. Jan Štykar (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Geobiocenology is ecologicaly oriented typological system of terrestrial eosystems. With help of categories :Trophic Ranges, Hydric Ranges and Vegetation Belts GEOBIOCENOLOGY enable to sort natural ecosystems according to main ecological conditions and mapped potential of non-natural ecosystems potential vegetation types. Basic units are "Groups of geobiocene Types" This units in Czech republic conditions will be discussed in lessons. Geobiocenology is sbse for Landscape (urbanistic) planning (Terrestrial systems of ecological Stavbility-"ÚSES") in the Czech Republic and base for forest management planning in Slovakia ("Forest Site Types").use of Geobiocenology in other contries. Compare Geobiocenology with other typological systems.
Course content:
Geobiocenological system of the Czech Republic (allowance 24/12)
Fundaments of geobiocenology, Typology of terrestrial ecosystems, Geobiocenose, Geobiocene, Geobiocenoid, Geobiocenological Formula
Trophic ranges
Hydric ranges
Altitude vegetation tiers (belts, zones)
Geobiocenology system of the Czech Republic

2.Geobiocenological system of other countries (allowance 4/2)
Slovakia - "forest site types" on geobioceniological basis
Socotra Island (Yemen) Indian ocean - dry tropical climate

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
10 h
field work
6 h
professional educational excursion
16 h
consultation2 h
preparation for exam
28 h
preparation of presentation
10 h
writing of seminar paper
12 h
Total112 h
Assessment methods:
Seminary work (3 topics - indication of the permanent abiotic conditions and plant community characteristics - 3 x 3-5 pages)
Geobiocoenological sample (releve) (1 forest plot)
Exam (written and oral part of exam - 40/20 min.(exam topics: theory of geobiocoene type, groups of forest types, group of geobiocoene types; Typization of abiotic environment of plant, ekological behavior of plant, physiological-ekological plant types; Data Sorting, classification, ordination of plant communities (ecosystems); Vegetation zonality (zones (geographical, climatical, vegetational); Altitudinal zonality (geographical, vegetational tiers (zones, belts), variants of vegetation zonality; Geobiocoenological regionalisation (diferentiation of vegetation, vegetation variants, bioregion, biochora); Forest typology; Suprastructural units of systems (tiers, trophic and hydric ranges, edaphic categories).
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
WALTER, H. Walter's vegetation of the earth: the ecological systems of the geo-biosphere. 4th ed. Berlin: Springer, 527 p. ISBN 3-540-43315-5.
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.

HABROVÁ, H. -- BUČEK, A. Vegetation and Geobiocoenological Typology of the Soqotra Island. In Tropentag 2010. World food system - A contribution from Europe. 1st ed. Göttingen: Cuvillier Verlag, 2010, p. 206. ISBN 978-3-86955-455-6.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-EUFO-EUFO European Forestry, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:

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

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