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


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Course code:
EZT
Course title in Czech: Environmental loads
Course title in English: Environmental loads
Semester:
SS 2009/2010
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master; master continuing
Course type:
optional
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:
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
 
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
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 content:
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 activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
practice
28 h
preparation for regular testing
24 h
writing of seminar paper
32 h
Total
84 h
 
Assessment methods:
The course ends with a test range in the information submitted to exercise.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
BURSLEM, D F R P. -- PINARD, M A. Biotic interactions in the Tropics : their role in the maintenance of species diversity. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 564 p. Ecological reviews. ISBN 0-521-84707-9.
STEEGE, H T. et al. Ecology and logging in a tropical rain forest in Guyana : with recommendations for forest management. Wageningen, Netherlands: Tropenbos Foundation, 1996. 123 p. Tropenbos series. ISBN 90-5113-026-0.
Changing landscapes: the development of the International Tropical Timber Organization and its influence on tropical forest management. London: Earthscan Publications, 2003. 290 p. ISBN 1-85383-990-6.
STEEGE, H T. Long-term changes in tropical tree diversity : studies from the Guiana Shield, Africa, Borneo, and Melanesia. Wageningen, Netherlands: Tropenbos Foundation, 2003. 215 p. Tropenbos series. ISBN 90-5113-065-1.
LAURANCE, W F. -- BIERREGAARD, R O. Tropical forest remnants : ecology, management, and conservation of fragmented communities. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. 616 p. ISBN 0-226-46898-4.
MALHI, Y. -- PHILLIPS, O. Tropical forests & global atmospheric change. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 260 p. ISBN 0-19-856706-5.
HLADIK, C M. et al. Tropical forests, people and food : biocultural interactions and applications to development. Paris: Unesco, 1993. 852 p. Man and the biosphere series. ISBN 1-85070-380-9.

Recommended:
LACINA, J. Biogeografický výzkum následků antropogenních a přírodních disturbancí. PřF MU Brno: In: Herber, V. (ed.): Fyzickogeografický sborník 1: p.24-29, 2003.
Fire in tropical savannas: the Kapalga experiment. New York: Springer, 2003. 195 p. ISBN 0-387-00291-X.
Harvesting operations in the Tropics. Berlin: Springer, 2007. 170 p. ISBN 978-3-540-46390-0.
Non-wood forest products in 15 countries of tropical Asia: a regional and national overview. Bangkok: FAO, 2002. 188 p. ISBN 974-90666-0-X.
Timber production and biodiversity conservation in tropical rain forests. 1st ed. Cambridge [u.a.: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004. 225 p. ISBN 0-521-60762-0.
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.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


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