Course syllabus ZLENC - Landscape Ecology (FFWT - SS 2019/2020)

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Course title in Czech:
Landscape Ecology
Course title in English:
Landscape Ecology
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/0/3 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
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Course supervising department: Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology (FFWT)
Ing. Lenka Ehrenbergerová, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Ing. Petr Jelínek, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Ing. Antonín Kusbach, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
prof. Dr. Ing. Petr Maděra (instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Paul Rogers (instructor, lecturer, tutor)
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of subject is to present methodology of biogeografical landscape differentiation in geobiocoenological conception and its applications and basic regularities of landscape system functions. In practice to elaborate study of landscape ecological characteristic of selected area and proposal of ecological network.
Course content:
Introduction : Nature, landscape and environmental problems in the Czech republic (allowance 2/0)
Ecology and landscape ecology: origin, development, importance and present trends (allowance 2/0)
3.Geobiocoenological approach in landscape ecology, landscape differentiation in geobiocoenological conception (allowance 8/0)
a.Biogeographical regionalization (provinces, subprovinces, regions)
Geobiocenological typology, geobiocoene type theory
Vegetation zones (tiers), trophic series, hydric series, geobiocoene type groups, construction of a geobiocoenological map
Biotope mapping (actual state of geobiocoenoses)
Categorization of anthropic effects and ecological stability

Landscape structure : matrices, patches, corridors, network (allowance 2/0)
5.Landscape dynamics : stability, stress, geoecological prognoses (allowance 4/0)
6.Ecological network (allowance 8/0)
Ecologically important segments : biocentres, biocorridors, buffer zones and interacting elements
Skeleton of landscape ecological stability
Territorial systems of ecological landscape stability
Design of the systems, basic criteria: - the diversity of potential natural ecosystems - the spatial relationship of biota in the landscape - spatial parameters - the present state of the landscape - socioeconomical limits and intentions
European ecological network

7.European landscape types, Czech republic landscape types (allowance 2/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
28 h
professional educational excursion
24 h
preparation of presentation10 h
writing of seminar paper50 h
Total112 h
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The final exam is written by a test (40 min.)
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
FORMAN, R T T. Landscape Ecology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1986. 619 p. ISBN 0-471-87037-4.
GREEN, D G. et al. Complexity in landscape ecology. Dordrecht: Springer, 2007. 208 p. Landscape series. ISBN 978-1-4020-4285-0.
Development and perspectives of landscape ecology. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 498 p. ISBN 1-4020-0919-4.
COLLINGE, S K. Ecology of fragmented landscapes. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 340 p. ISBN 978-0-8018-9138-0.
Forests and landscapes: linking ecology, sustainability and aesthetics. ISBN 0-85199-500-4. URL:
Forests and landscapes: linking ecology, sustainability and aesthetics. Wallingford: CABI Publishing, 2000. 294 p. ISBN 0-85199-500-4.
Issues and perspectives in landscape ecology. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005. 390 p. ISBN 0-521-83053-2.
Key topics in landscape ecology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 297 p. Cambridge studies in landscape ecology. ISBN 978-0-521-61644-7.
ZONNEVELD, I S. Land Ecology : An Introduction to Landscape Ecology as a base for Land Evaluation, Land Management and Conservation. Amsterdam: SPB Academic Press, 1995. 199 p. ISBN 90-5103-101-7.
FORMAN, R T T. Land Mosaics : The ecology of landscapes and regions. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. 632 p. ISBN 978-0521-47462-7.
Landscape agroecology. New York: Food Products Press, 330 p. ISBN 1-56022-252-2.
SANDERSON, J. -- HARRIS, L D. Landscape Ecology : a top-down approach. Boca Raton: Lewis Publishers, 2000. 246 p. Landscape ecology series. ISBN 1-56670-368-9.
Landscape Ecology: concepts, methods, and applications. Enfield: Science Publishers, 2003. 362 p. ISBN 1-57808-214-5.
GREEN, D R. Landscape ecology and geographic information systems. London: Taylor & Francis, 1993. 288 p. ISBN 0-7484-0252-7.
BISSONETTE, J A. -- STORCH, I. Landscape ecology and resource management: linking theory with practice. Washington: Island Press, 463 p. ISBN 1-55963-973-3.
RYSZKOWSKI, L. Landscape ecology in agroecosystems management. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2002. 366 p. Advances in agroecology. ISBN 0-8493-0919-0.
LI, C. -- LAFORTEZZA, R. Landscape ecology in forest management and conservation : challenges and solutions for global change. Beijing: Higher Education Press, 2011. 403 p. ISBN 978-3-642-12753-3.
TURNER, M G. -- GARDNER, R H. -- O''NEILL, R V. Landscape ecology in theory and practice : pattern and process. New York: Springer, 2001. 401 p. ISBN 0-387-95122-9.
GERGEL, S E. -- TURNER, M G. Learning landscape ecology : a practical guide to concepts and techniques. New York: Springer, 2002. 316 p. ISBN 0-387-95254-3.
KOVÁŘ, P. Nature and culture in landscape ecology: (experiences for the 3rd millenium) : [proceedings of the CZ-IALE conference, held at the Charles University, Prague on 7-13th September 1998 at the occasion of the 650th anniversary of its foundation]. Prague: Karolinum, 1999. 414 p. ISBN 80-7184-956-1.
Principles and methods in landscape ecology: toward a science of landscape. 2nd ed. Dordrecht: Springer, 412 p. Landscape series ;. ISBN 978-1-4020-3327-8.
BISSONETTE, J A. Temporal dimension of landscape ecology: wildlife responses to variable resources. New York: Springer, 2007. 284 p. ISBN 978-0-387-45444-3.

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Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 02/24/2020.

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