Course syllabus EZT - Environmental loads (FFWT - SS 2009/2010)

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Course code: EZT
Course title in language of instruction: Ekologické zátěže
Course title in Czech: Environmental loads
Course title in English: Environmental loads
Mode of completion and number of credits: Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master; master continuing
Semester: SS 2009/2010
Name of lecturer: Ing. Samuel Antwi Darkwah, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Kateřina Holušová, Ph.D. et Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Jiří Schneider, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Robert Stojanov, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
To acquaint students with two issues - a brief summary of the assessment of environmental impacts in the CR (20% of course) and impacts (environmental load) of deforestation in tropical countries (about 80% of course). The broader aim is awareness of the overall consistency of current vulnerability and the biosphere on a global scale.
Course contents:
1.Evaluation of environmental impacts (allowance 0/4)
a.EIA, SEA, ICCP, biological assessment
b.old ecological burdens, brownfields

2.The impacts of deforestation in tropical areas (allowance 0/24)
a.Essays on the Earth - discussion. Geopolitical and economic situation
b.Effects of conversion of forests to agricultural land
c.Erosion processes in deforested areas
d.Global climate changes
e.Influence of deforestation on the hydrological regime of the landscape
f.Presentation of examples from different countries and regions
g.Overall a brief overview of the impact of civilization on the environment

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
- Knowledge of EIA and applications under the Act
-Ability to define the brownfield revitalization
-Ability to define the environmental burden
-Ecological knowledge in the area of environmental burdens in the Czech Republic and abroad

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     practice28 h
     preparation for regular testing24 h
     writing of seminar paper32 h
Total84 h
Assessment methods:
The course ends with a test range in the information submitted to exercise.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQBURSLEM, D F R P. -- PINARD, M A.Biotic interactions in the Tropics : their role in the maintenance of species diversityCambridgeCambridge University Press20050-521-84707-9
RQSTEEGE, H T. et al.Ecology and logging in a tropical rain forest in Guyana : with recommendations for forest managementWageningen, NetherlandsTropenbos Foundation199690-5113-026-0
RQChanging landscapes: the development of the International Tropical Timber Organization and its influence on tropical forest managementLondonEarthscan Publications20031-85383-990-6
RQSTEEGE, H T.Long-term changes in tropical tree diversity : studies from the Guiana Shield, Africa, Borneo, and MelanesiaWageningen, NetherlandsTropenbos Foundation200390-5113-065-1
RQLAURANCE, W F. -- BIERREGAARD, R O.Tropical forest remnants : ecology, management, and conservation of fragmented communitiesChicagoUniversity of Chicago Press19970-226-46898-4
RQMALHI, Y. -- PHILLIPS, O.Tropical forests & global atmospheric changeOxfordOxford University Press20050-19-856706-5
RQHLADIK, C M. et al.Tropical forests, people and food : biocultural interactions and applications to developmentParisUnesco19931-85070-380-9
RELACINA, J.Biogeografický výzkum následků antropogenních a přírodních disturbancíPřF MU BrnoIn: Herber, V. (ed.): Fyzickogeografický sborník 1: p.24-292003
REFire in tropical savannas: the Kapalga experimentNew YorkSpringer20030-387-00291-X
REHarvesting operations in the TropicsBerlinSpringer2007978-3-540-46390-0
RENon-wood forest products in 15 countries of tropical Asia: a regional and national overviewBangkokFAO2002974-90666-0-X
RETimber production and biodiversity conservation in tropical rain forestsCambridge [u.a.Cambridge Univ. Press20040-521-60762-0
RETropical forest ecology: the basis for conservation and managementBerlinSpringer3-540-23797-6
REPANCEL, L.Tropical forestry handbook : Volume 1BerlinSpringer Verlag19933-540-56420-9
REPANCEL, L.Tropical forestry handbook : Volume 2BerlinSpringer Verlag19933-540-56420-9


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