Course syllabus MSE - Methods of Ecosystem Studies (FFWT - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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Course code: MSE
Course title in Czech:
Methods of Ecosystem Studies
Course title in English: Methods of Ecosystem Studies
Semester: 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (0 credits), Ph.D. commissional exam (0 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 0/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
Course type: optional
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Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Jiří Kulhavý, CSc.
Course supervising department:
prof. Ing. Jiří Kulhavý, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Josef Suchomel, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
To study of main principles and methods aimed at evaluation of structure, functioning and processes in forest ecosystem. Demonstration of practical aplications on field research plots.
Course content:
1.Principles of system analysis, structure evaluation, and ecosystem functioning in time and space (allowance 0/0)
Methods of climate evaluation (allowance 0/0)
Methods of evaluation of seasonal cycles of water, carbon, nitrogen, and minerals (allowance 0/0)
4.Methods of evaluation of primary and secondary production (allowance 0/0)
Methods of biodiversity evaluation (allowance 0/0)
Methods of ecological stability evaluation (allowance 0/0)
Mathematical modelling, simulation, and prediction of ecosystem development (allowance 0/0)
Examples of ecosystem studies -- experimental design, facilities (allowance 0/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
DYKYJOVÁ, D. Metody studia ekosystémů. Praha: Academia, 1989. 690 p.
RYCHNOVSKÁ, M. et al. Metody studia travinných ekosystémů. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1987. 269 p.
Mineral nutrition of higher plants. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press, 2006. 889 p. ISBN 978-0-12-473543-9.
DUVIGNEAUD, P. -- MEZŘICKÝ, V. Ekologická syntéza. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1988. 414 p.
RYCHNOVSKÁ, M. Structure and functioning of seminatural meadows : a case study on the man and the biosphere project NO 91: Function of --. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1993. 386 p. ISBN 0-444-98669-3.
VYSKOT, M. Biomass of the Tree Layer of a Spruce Forest in the Bohemian Uplands. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1981. 396 p.
CHYTRÝ , M. -- KUČERA, T. -- KOČÍ, M. Katalog biotopů České republiky. Praha: AOPK ČR, 2001. 307 p. ISBN 80-86064-55-7.
MAREK, M V. et al. Uhlík v ekosystémech České republiky v měnícím se klimatu. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 2011. 253 p. Živá příroda. ISBN 978-80-904351-1-7.
Quantitative ecology: measurement, models and scaling. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009. 415 p. ISBN 978-0-12-627865-1.
Pathways to the Wise Management of Forests in Europe. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2000. 119 p.
MÍCHAL, I. Ekologická stabilita. Veronica, 1994. 276 p. ISBN 80-85368-22-6.
Forest Hydrology and Biogeochemistry : Synthesis of Past Research and Future Direction. Springer, 2011. 740 p. Ecological Studies ;. ISBN 978-94-007-1362-8.
VAČKÁŘ, D. Ukazatele změn biodiverzity. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 2005. 298 p. ISBN 80-200-1386-5.
Col. Handbook of biodiversity methods: survey, evaluation and monitoring. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 573 p. ISBN 978-0-521-82368-5.
Humus chemistry: genesis, composition, reactions. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, 1994. 496 p. ISBN 0-471-59474-1.
JENÍK, J. Ekosystémy (Úvod do organizace zonálních a azonálních biomů). 2nd ed. Praha: Karolinum, 1998. 135 p. ISBN 80-7184-040-8.

PENKA, M. et al. Floodplain forest ecosystem. Amsterdam: Elsevier ;, 1985. 459 p. Developments in agricultural and managed-forest ecology ;. ISBN 0-444-99566-8.
Col. Methods of soil analysis. Madison: Soil Science Society of America, 1994. 1121 p. ISBN 978-0-89118-810-0.
Methods of Soil Analysis - Part 3: Chemical Methods. Madison: Soil Science Society of America, 1996. 1390 p. ISBN 0-89118-825-8.
KLUTE, A (. Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 1 : Psysical and Mineralogical Methods. 3rd ed. Madison: Soil Science Society of America, 1990. 1188 p. Agronomy.
PENKA, M. a kol. Floodplain forest ecosystem: II. After Water management Measures. Praha: Academia, 1991. 629 s. ISBN 80-200-0017-8 (Academia), 0-444-98756-8 (Elsevier).
SCHULZE, E. D. (Ed.) Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in European Forest Ecosystems. Ecological studies 142. 1. vyd. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2000. 498 s. ISBN 3-540-67239-7.

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Teaching place: Brno

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