Course syllabus BIOKL - Bioclimatology (FFWT - WS 2017/2018)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Course title in English: Bioclimatology
WS 2017/2018
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 18/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual
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Course supervisor: prof. Ing. Zdeněk Žalud, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Department of Agrosystems and Bioclimatology (FA)
Ing. Lenka Bartošová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Milan Fischer, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Marcela Hlaváčová (instructor)
doc. Ing. Petr Hlavinka, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Matěj Orság, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Jan Svoboda, CSc. (instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Mgr. Miroslav Trnka, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Žalud, Ph.D. (lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
To teach students methods of measurement and evaluation of meteorological observations, conducted in a network of meteorological stations, methods of measurement and evaluation of microclimatic characteristics, which are carried out in the forest. Proper determination of fluxes of energy and awareness of water balance components in relation to habitat conditions. Understanding the process of weather forecasting in order to make maximum use of data. Use all the knowledge to describe the climate of the forest, which is an integral part of the production process in forest stands.
Course content:
Meteorological observations and measurements (allowance 2/1)
Past and present of meteorology, climatology and bioclimatology
Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, clasification of meteorological stations
c.satellite observations, the possibility of using remote sensing and forestry
weather radar, upper air measurements

Atmosphere (allowance 2/1)
a.Stratification and atmospheric composition
b.Ozon layer

Radiation and energy balance of active surface and forest (allowance 6/3)
radiation, distribution, biological significance
radiation balance
energy balance
d.climate change in relation to forest stands
temperature and plants (trees)

The water cycle, the importance of water in the landscape (allowance 8/4)
a.air moisture
evapotransiration, real, reference and potential
clouds, cloudniss and precipitation

5.Synoptic meteorology (allowance 4/2)
pressure and wind, circulation of the atmosphere
airmass, cyclogenesis, weather forecast

Climatology and phenology (allowance 6/3) and European climate
climate of the Czech Republic
climate category
climatological and phenological studies

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
28 h
18 h
14 h
0 h
consultation6 h6 h
project work
10 h
0 h
preparation for exam
40 h80 h
preparation for regular assessment20 h26 h
preparation for regular testing10 h10 h
elaboration of reports12 h
0 h
140 h140 h
Assessment methods:
Credit and oral exam
Knowledge of lectures, exercises and basic literature
Students will receive the final credit after seminars passing and submission of protocols, which is a condition for passing exams. This is oral, in the form of 30-40 minute interview. Student will receive 6 questions and for successful exam is required 100% response in three of them and demonstrate minimal knowledge (at least 25%) of the remaining three.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Combined form
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
ŽALUD, Z. Bioklimatologie.  [online]. 2010. URL:
SVOBODA, J. -- ŽALUD, Z. Bioklimatologie: (návody do cvičení). 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2003. 75 p. ISBN 80-7157-693-X.

TOLASZ, R. et al. Atlas podnebí Česka = Climate atlas of Czechia. 1st ed. Praha: Český hydrometeorologický ústav ;, 2007. 255 p. ISBN 978-80-244-1626-7.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ARB-ARB Arboristics, part-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-ARB-ARB Arboristics, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-LAND-LAND Landscaping, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-FOR-FOR Forestry, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-FOR-TROP Management of Natural Resources in the Tropics and Subtropics, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-FOR-FOR Forestry, part-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2020/2021, WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016 (and older)
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Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 08/01/2017.

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