Course syllabus ZDCH - Dendrochronology (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: ZDCH
Course title in language of instruction: Dendrochronology
Course title in Czech: Dendrochronology
Course title in English: Dendrochronology
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: bachelor; master; master continuing
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: Ing. Tomáš Kolář, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Michal Rybníček, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
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 0/1)
2.Wood Anatomy (allowance 0/2)
3.Principles of Dendrochronology (allowance 0/3)
4.Dendroecology (allowance 0/3)
5.Subfossil Wood and 14C dating (allowance 0/2)
6.Another application of Dendrochronology (allowance 0/1)
7.Seminar 1 - practical exhibition of Dendrochronology (allowance 0/8)
8.Seminar 2 - practical exhibition of Dendrochronology (allowance 0/8)
Learning outcomes and competences:
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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 attendance
Direct teaching
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam10 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     writing of seminar paper22 h
Total70 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
RQFundamentals of tree-ring researchTucsonUniversity of Arizona Press978-0-8165-2684-0
RQSCHWEINGRUBER, F H.Trees and Wood in Dendrochronology: Morphological, Anatomical, and Tree-Ring. Analytical Characteristics.BerlinSpringer-Verlag19933-540-54915-3
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
REWAGENFÜHR, R.HolzatlasMünchenFachbuchverlag Leipzig im Carl Hanser Verlag20003-446-21390-2


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