Course syllabus DCH - Dendrochronology (FFWT - SS 2018/2019)

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Course code: DCH
Course title in language of instruction: Dendrochronologie
Course title in Czech: Dendrochronology
Course title in English: Dendrochronology
Mode of completion and number of credits: Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 1/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor; master; master continuing; doctor
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: Ing. Tomáš Kolář, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Michal Rybníček, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: not State Bachelor Examination or now State Bachelor Examination
Aims of the course:
Introduction to the methodology of sampling and measurement of samples, learning the work with the dating software, using of tree-ring analysis and their interpretation, information about the latest methods of European dendrochronology. Knowledge of dating historical and recent wood.
Course contents:
1.Introduction (allowance 1/1)
2.Wood Anatomy (allowance 1/2)
3.Principles of Dendrochronology I. (allowance 1/2)
4.Principles of Dendrochronology II. (allowance 1/2)
5.Dendrochronology in Archaeology (allowance 1/2)
6.Dendroecology (allowance 1/3)
7.Subfossil Wood and 14C dating (allowance 1/2)
8.Another application of Dendrochronology (allowance 1/2)
9.Seminar 1 - practical exhibition of Dendrochronology (allowance 0/9)
10.Seminar 2 - practical exhibition of Dendrochronology (allowance 0/9)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-Ability to work independently
-Capacity to adapt to new situations
-Capacity to learn
-Ethical commitment
-General knowledge
-Quality concept awareness
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to apply of branch knowledge for solutions of practice forestry problems.
-Ability to identify European wood species at macroscopic level
-Interpretation of data analysis
-Tree-ring analysis ability

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 methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture14 h16 h
     practice28 h0 h
     preparation for exam10 h14 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h14 h
     writing of seminar paper22 h40 h
Total84 h84 h
Assessment methods:
For successful completion of the course attendance in lessons is required as well as submission of a seminar paper, and passing an electronic credit test at 70%.

The seminar paper will be divided as follows: 1 Title page (title, names of all members of the group, field, date, ...), 2 Aim of the study, 3 Material and methodology (description of a stand, sampling, sample preparation, sample measurement, dating samples), 4 Results (graphs - synchronization of individual tree-ring series, analysis of significant negative pointer years - which years were significantly negative and how many trees responded negatively in these years) - all accompanied with verbal comments, 5 Discussion, 6 Conclusion, 7 References.

The electronic credit test takes 30 minutes. A total of 20 questions in four categories will be generated: 5 questions from the field of subfossil wood; 5 questions from the field of wood anatomy; 5 questions from the field of dendroecology; 5 questions from the field of dendrochronological dating. To successfully pass the test you must achieve at least 70% success rate.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQDRÁPELA, K. -- ZACH, J.Dendrometrie (Dendrochronologie)BrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně199580-7157-178-4
RQÚRADNÍČEK, L. et al.Dřeviny České republikyKostelec nad Černými lesyLesnická práce2009978-80-87154-62-5
RQVINAŘ, J. et al.Historické krovy: typologie, průzkum, opravyGrada2010978-80-247-3038-7
RQVINAŘ, J. et al.Historické krovy II: průzkumy a opravyPrahaGrada Publishing200580-247-1111-7
RQFundamentals of tree-ring researchTucsonUniversity of Arizona Press978-0-8165-2684-0
RECOOK, E. -- KAIRIUKSTIS, L.Methods of DendrochronologyApplications in the Environmental Sciences. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis1990
RESCHWEINGRUBER, F H.Tree rings and environment dendroecologyBernePaul Haupt Publishers19963-258-05458-4
RESCHWEINGRUBER, F H.Trees and Wood in Dendrochronology: Morphological, Anatomical, and Tree-Ring. Analytical Characteristics.BerlinSpringer-Verlag19933-540-54915-3
REWAGENFÜHR, R.HolzatlasMünchenFachbuchverlag Leipzig im Carl Hanser Verlag20003-446-21390-2


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