Course syllabus EKLD - Ecophysiology of Forest Tree Species (FFWT - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Ecophysiology of Forest Tree Species
Course title in English: Ecophysiology of Forest Tree Species
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 20/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course: master
Course type:
Type of delivery:
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Forest Ecology (FFWT)
Faculty: Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
doc. Ing. Luboš Purchart, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Ing. Jan Světlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Zuzana Špinlerová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Review about recent knowledges of growth and shapes of forest trees in the relation to the physiological processes, to the influence of ambient factors and to the adaptability of forest trees is the aim of the theme.
Course content:
1.Plant anatomy (allowance 2/0)
Plant cell - structure, basic characteristics
Plant anatomy - plant anatomy structure, anatomy structure of plant organs, accessory structure of plant anatomy

Plant physiology (allowance 14/0)
Physical-chemical elements of plant physiology - termodynamics, chemical and water potential, kinetics
Water operation - cell water operation, transport processes, water uptake by the plant
Mineral nutrition - mineral transport, mineral exploatation and accumulation, mineral discharging, mineral cycle
Photosynthesis - light phase, secondary phase (Calvin cycle, C3, C4 and CAM plants ...)
Respiration - glycolysis, Crebs cycle)

Plant growth and morphogenesis (allowance 2/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
16 h
20 h
preparation for exam
62 h
60 h
preparation for regular testing
62 h
60 h
140 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Three 20 minutes writen tests (45% of the total mark) during the semester. The course is finished with 60 minutes writen test (45% of the total mark) and oral exam (10% of the total mark). Student must receive minimum 80 points from maxim 100 points to receive credit.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendanceCombined form
Total0 %
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
MARKOVÁ, I. Fyziologie rostlin pro lesní inženýry. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008. 147 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-228-6.

NOBEL, P S. Physicochemical and environmental plant physiology. 4th ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009. 582 p. ISBN 978-0-12-374143-1.
Forest Ecosystems, Forest Management and the Global Carbon Cycle. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 1996. 452 p. ISBN 3-540-60864-X.
DYKYJOVÁ, D. Metody studia ekosystémů. Praha: Academia, 1989. 690 p.
LARCHER, W. Fyziologická ekologie rostlin. Praha: Academia, 1988. 368 p.
RAGHAVENDRA, A. Physiology of Trees. New York: J.Willey and Sons, 1991. 508 p. ISBN 978-0-47-150110-7.
RUSELL, G. -- MARSHALL, B. -- JARVIS, P. Plant Canopies: their Growth, Form and Function. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. 178 p. ISBN 0-521-39563-1.
SMITH, W K. Resource physiology of conifers: acquisition, allocation, and utilization. San Diego: Academic Press, 396 p. ISBN 0-12-652870-5.
LANDSBERG, J. -- KAUFMANN, M. Advancing Toward Closed Models of Forest Ecosystems. Victoria, Canada: Heron Publishing, 1991. 336 p. ISBN 0-9692442-3-1.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-FE-FE Forest Engineering, part-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study C-FE-FE Forest Engineering, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 11/20/2019.

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