Course syllabus ESAT - Ecosystems of the Subtropics and Tropics (FFWT - WS 2020/2021)

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Course title in Czech: Ecosystems of the Subtropics and Tropics
Course title in English: Ecosystems of the Subtropics and Tropics
WS 2020/2021
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:
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction:
Course supervisor: Ing. Petr Jelínek, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Faculty: Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Teachers: Ing. Petr Jelínek, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
not set
LectureEvery week38
B34not set
Every week
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Bioms of Tropical and Subtropical climate:geographic delimitations,climate, geology, pedology, animal and plant species and life forms, biodiversity and natural dynamics, resources and major environmental threats.
Ecological approach, primary protuctivity.
Course content:
Zonal and azonal biomes of Tropics and subtropics (allowance 28/28)
Tropical rainforest
Tropical seasonal forest
Savannahsand tropical dry forests
Hot deserts and semideserts
Sclorophylous vegetation of mediterranean type of climate(summer dry)
Subtropical evergreen broadleaf forests
Azonal and extrazonal tropical and subtropical ecosystems
mountain ecosystems of tropics and subtropics

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
28 h
5 h
public presentation (oral)
1 h
preparation for exam
26 h
preparation of presentation
26 h
writing of seminar paper
26 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
oral examination: climatic and pedological conditions of tropical or Subtropical Bimoe in certain geographics limits, types of natural dynamics, productivity and animals, plants (tree, shrub and impotrant herb species) of Trrestrial Ecoregions. Biodiversity level and environmental risks.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
WALTER, H. Walter's vegetation of the earth: the ecological systems of the geo-biosphere. 4th ed. Berlin: Springer, 527 p. ISBN 3-540-43315-5.
PRACH, K. -- ŠTECH, M. -- ŘÍHA, P. Ekologie a rozšíření biomů na Zemi. 1st ed. Praha: Scientia, 2009. 151 p. Biologie dnes. ISBN 978-80-86960-46-3.
JENÍK, J. Ekosystémy (Úvod do organizace zonálních a azonálních biomů). 2nd ed. Praha: Karolinum, 1998. 135 p. ISBN 80-7184-040-8.
BRECKLE, S. Ecological Systems of the Geobiosphere. Vol. 1: Ecological Principles in Global Perspective. Berli: Springer-Verlag, 1985. 242 p. ISBN 3-540-13792-0.
VALÍČEK, P. et al. Užitkové rostliny tropů a subtropů. 2nd ed. Praha: Academia, 2002. 486 p. ISBN 80-200-0939-6.
MUELLER-DOMBOIS, D. Climate-diagram maps: of the individual continents and the ecological climatic regions of the earth. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1975. 9 p. ISBN 3540070656.
WALTER, H. Die Vegetation der Erde in öko-physiologischer Betrachtung. 2nd ed. Jena: VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1964. 592 p.
WALTER, H. Vegetationszonen und Klima.
MORAVEC, J. et al. Fytocenologie. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 2000. 403 p. ISBN 80-200-0128-X.
ROHWER, J G. Tropické rostliny. 2nd ed. V Praze: Knižní klub, 2006. 286 p. Průvodce přírodou. ISBN 80-242-1652-3.
HEYWOOD, V. Flowering Plants of the World. London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1996. 335 p. ISBN 0-7134-7422-X.
DOLNÝ, A. Ekologie 1. 1st ed. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, 2005. 162 p. Učební texty Ostravské univerzity. ISBN 80-7368-088-2.
Ecology: the experimental analysis of distribution and abundance. 5th ed. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings, 2001. 695 p. ISBN 0-321-04289-1.
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.
TOWNSEND, C R. -- BEGON, M. -- HARPER, J L. Základy ekologie. 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2010. 505 p. ISBN 978-80-244-2478-1.
PRIMACK, R B. -- KINDLMANN, P. Biologické principy ochrany přírody. 1st ed. Praha: Portál, 2001. 349 p. ISBN 80-7178-552-0.

BRUENIG, E F. Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests : An Integrated Approach to Sustainability. Oxon: CAB International, 1996. 339 p. ISBN 0-85198-994-2.
KELLER, R. Identification of tropical woody plants in theabsence of flowers: a field guide. 2nd ed. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2004. 294 p. ISBN 3-7643-6453-X.
Mangroves: The Forgotten Forest Between Land and Sea. 1st ed. Kuala Lumpur: Tropical Press, 1997. 200 p. ISBN 967-73-0087-3.
MAAS, P J. -- WESTRA, L Y. -- FARJON, A. Neotropical Plant Families : A concise guide to families of vascular plants in the Neotropics. 2nd ed. Koenigstein: Koeltz Scientific Books, 1998. 7 p. ISBN 3-87429-397-1.
The ecology of trees in the tropical rain forest. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 298 p. ISBN 978-0-521-06374-6.
RICHARDS, P W. The Tropical Rain Forest. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. 23 p. ISBN 0-521-442194-2.
Tropical forest ecology: the basis for conservation and management. Berlin: Springer, 295 p. ISBN 3-540-23797-6.
PANCEL, L. Tropical forestry handbook : Volume 1. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 1993. 810 p. ISBN 3-540-56420-9.
PANCEL, L. Tropical forestry handbook : Volume 2. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 1993. 812 p. ISBN 3-540-56420-9.
Island biogeography : ecology, evolution, and conservation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. 285 p. ISBN 0-19-850020-3.
Arid dune ecosystems: the Nizzana sands in the Negev Desert. Berlin: Springer, 2008. 475 p. ISBN 978-3-540-75497-8.
The vegetation of Egypt. 2nd ed. New York: Chapman & Hall, 2009. 437 p. ISBN 978-1-4020-8755-4.
MILLIKEN, W. -- RATTER, J A. Maracá : the biodiversity and environment of an Amazonian rainforest. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. 508 p. ISBN 0-471-97917-1.
SHORROCKS, B. The biology of African savannahs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 268 p. ISBN 978-0-19-857065-3.
GALINDO LEAL, C. -- CÂMARA, I D G. The Atlantic forest of South America : biodiversity status, threats, and outlook. Washington: Island Press, 2003. 488 p. State of the hotspots. ISBN 1-55963-988-1.
KUMAR, U. -- JEET ASIJA, M. Biodiversity : Principles and Conservation. Jodhpur: Agrobios, 2000. 242 p. ISBN 81-7754-020-3.
PRIMACK, R B. -- CORLETT, R. Tropical rain forests: an ecological and biogeographical comparison. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 319 p. ISBN 0-632-04513-2.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-FOR-TROP Management of Natural Resources in the Tropics and Subtropics, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
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Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 05/25/2020.

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