Course syllabus EKOLK - Ecology K (FA - SS 2018/2019)

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Course code: EKOLK
Course title in language of instruction: -- item not defined --
Course title in Czech: Ecology K
Course title in English: Ecology K
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: part-time, 8/7 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Laštůvka, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Josef Suchomel, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
1.Origin, definition, tasks of ecology (allowance 2/0)
a.Origin, definition and division of ecology
b.Relation to other sciences

2.Fundamental ecological relations (allowance 2/0)
a.Organism and its environment
b.Abiotic factors, ecological potence and adaptations

3.Ecological aspects of the distribution of organisms (allowance 2/0)
a.Biogeographic division of the earth surface
b.Development of communities in central Europe in postglacial period

4.Population (allowance 0/2)
a.Characters and functions (abundance, structure, dynamics, migrality)

5.Interpopulational relations (allowance 0/2)
a.Interspecific relations
b.Trophic relations

6.Community (allowance 2/1)
a.Types, structure, properties

7.Ecosystem (allowance 0/2)
b.Circulations of matters, energy flow
d.Functions of natural and anthropogenous ecosystems
e.Bioms (zonobioms, orobioms, pedobioms)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Ability to comprehensively assess the landscape management in terms of its influence on the biodiversity
-Ability to create yourself conceptual designs of measures to slow the loss of biodiversity and its conservation
-Ability to evaluate the ecological importance of individual species in natural and production ecosystems

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture8 h
     practice7 h
     consultation9 h
     preparation for exam60 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h
     preparation for regular testing28 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Obligatory participation at seminars, submission and presentation of a seminar work on individual topic; the course is finished with oral exam, 40 min, 3 of 80 questions
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQLAŠTŮVKA, Z.EkologieBrnoKonvoj200080-85615-93-2
RQPŘIDAL, A.Ekologie opylovatelů: vysokoškolská učebniceBrnoLynx2005978-80-86877-04-4
REBEGON, M. -- TOWNSEND, C R. -- HARPER, J L.Ecology: from individuals to ecosystemsMalden, MABlackwell Pub.2006978-1-4051-1117-1
REBEGON, M. et al.Ekologie: jedinci, populace a společenstva : [Investice do rozvoje vzdělávání, reg.č.: CZ1.07/2.2.00/15.0084]OlomoucVydavatelství Univerzity Palackého199780-7067-695-7
RESLAVÍKOVÁ, J. -- ZPĚVÁK, I.Ekologie rostlinPrahaSPN1986
RELOSOS, B. et al.Ekologie živočichůPrahaStátní pedagogické nakladatelství1985


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