Course syllabus BIOKL - Bioclimatology (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: BIOKL
Course title in language of instruction: Bioklimatologie
Course title in Czech: Bioclimatology
Course title in English: Bioclimatology
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/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)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: Ing. Milan Fischer, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Marcela Hlaváčová (instructor)
Ing. František Jurečka (instructor)
Ing. Matěj Orság, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Eva Pohanková, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Jan Svoboda, CSc. (instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Žalud, Ph.D. (lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
1.Meteorological observations and measurements (allowance 2/1)
a.Past and present of meteorology, climatology and bioclimatology
b.Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, clasification of meteorological stations
c.satellite observations, the possibility of using remote sensing and forestry radar, upper air measurements

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

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

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

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

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

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-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 develop short-term agrometeorological forecasts in silviculture
-Ability to analyze the weather forecast and a detailed knowledge of its resources
-Ability to apply of branch knowledge for solutions of practice forestry problems.
-Focusing on the core of the problem by neglecting side factors.
-Interpretation of data analysis
-Master mathematical tools necessary for solving real world problems.
-The ability to work in terrain

Type of course unit: required
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
     lecture28 h18 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation6 h6 h
     project work10 h0 h
     preparation for exam40 h80 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h26 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h10 h
     elaboration of reports12 h0 h
Total140 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.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQŽALUD, Z.Bioklimatologie
RQSVOBODA, J. -- ŽALUD, Z.Bioklimatologie: (návody do cvičení)BrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita200380-7157-693-X
RETOLASZ, R. et al.Atlas podnebí Česka = Climate atlas of CzechiaPrahaČeský hydrometeorologický ústav ;2007978-80-244-1626-7


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