Course syllabus EKOL - Ecology (FA - SS 2019/2020)


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Course code:
EKOL
Course title in Czech:
Ecology
Course title in English:
Ecology
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type:
required
Type of delivery:
usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Teachers:
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Laštůvka, CSc. (examiner, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Antonín Přidal, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Josef Suchomel, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Jan Šipoš, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites:
none
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-tillRoomTeacherEntry
Frequency
Capacity
Monday
7.00-8.50
A13
J. Šipoš
Seminar
Every week
20
Monday
9.00-10.50
A13Z. Laštůvka, A. Přidal, J. Suchomel
Lecture
Every week
30
Monday
11.00-12.50
A13SeminarEvery week20
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
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 content:
1.Origin, definition, tasks of ecology (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Origin, definition and division of ecology
b.
Relation to other sciences

2.Fundamental ecological relations (allowance 6/6)
 
a.
Organism and its environment
b.Abiotic factors, ecological potence and adaptations

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

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

5.
Interpopulational relations (allowance 4/8)
 
a.Interspecific relations
b.
Trophic relations
c.
Ecology of pollinators

6.
Community (allowance 6/0)
 
a.
Types, structure, properties
b.Dynamics

7.
Ecosystem (allowance 4/0)
 
a.
Structure
b.
Circulations of matters, energy flow
c.
Stability
d.Functions of natural and anthropogenous ecosystems
e.
Bioms (zonobioms, orobioms, pedobioms)

8.
Field practice (allowance 0/6)
9.Final seminar (allowance 0/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture
28 h
practice14 h
seminar
4 h
laboratory work2 h
field work
2 h
professional educational excursion
8 h
consultation
2 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam
50 h
preparation for regular assessment14 h
preparation of presentation14 h
Total140 h
 
Assessment methods:
Obligatory participation at seminars, submission and presentation of a seminar work on individual topic; the course is finished with written exam, 40 min, 40 questions, minimum 50 points of possible 80
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
PŘIDAL, A. Ekologie opylovatelů: vysokoškolská učebnice. 2nd ed. Brno: Lynx, 2005. 108 p. ISBN 978-80-86877-04-4.
LAŠTŮVKA, Z. Ekologie. 1st ed. Brno: Konvoj, 2000. 184 p. ISBN 80-85615-93-2.

Recommended:
ALLABY, M. A dictionary of ecology. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 473 p. ISBN 978-0-19-860905-6.
TISCHLER, W. Agrarökologie. Jena: VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1965. 499 p.
KREBS, C J. Ecological methodology. 2nd ed. Menlo Park, Calif.: Addison Wesley Longman, 620 p. ISBN 0-321-02173-8.
BEGON, M. -- TOWNSEND, C R. -- HARPER, J L. Ecology: from individuals to ecosystems. 4th ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2006. 738 p. ISBN 978-1-4051-1117-1.
BEGON, M. et al. Ekologie: jedinci, populace a společenstva : [Investice do rozvoje vzdělávání, reg.č.: CZ1.07/2.2.00/15.0084]. 1st ed. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, 1997. 949 p. ISBN 80-7067-695-7.
SLAVÍKOVÁ, J. -- ZPĚVÁK, I. Ekologie rostlin. 1st ed. Praha: SPN, 1986. 366 p.
LOSOS, B. et al. Ekologie živočichů. 1st ed. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1985. 316 p. Učebnice pro vysoké školy.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-AS-AE Agroecology, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno


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