Course syllabus ZFOB - Forest Botany: Plants of Various Forest Ecosystems in Europe (FFWT - SS 2011/2012)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Forest Botany: Plants of Various Forest Ecosystems in Europe
Course title in English:
Forest Botany: Plants of Various Forest Ecosystems in Europe
SS 2011/2012
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1/1 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor; master; master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery:
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology (FFWT)
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Ing. Hana Habrová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Tomáš Koutecký, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
to study at faculty REK or to study at faculty LDF
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The objective of the classes is to get an overview of the system of higher plants including their importance in ecosystems. Practical knowledge of ca 320 kinds of major European herbs, trees and vines.
Course content:
Introduction (allowance 2/1)
Historical and contemporary views on systematics of vascular plants
Scientific names, botanical nomenklature
System of discussed organisms
d.Phytogeografical regions of the Earth

Types of European vegetation (allowance 22/11)
a.Arctic vegetation
b.Boreal vegetation
Atlantic vegetation
d.Central-European vegetation
Mediterranean vegetation
f.Pannonic vegetation
Alpine plant communities
Fresh Water wetland plant communities
i.Coastal plant communities
j.Macaronesia vegetation

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
26 h
13 h
professional educational excursion8 h
preparation for exam
20 h
preparation for regular assessment
20 h
preparation for regular testing
3 h
preparation of presentation
12 h
writing of seminar paper
10 h
Total112 h
Assessment methods:
The course ends with an examination. Requirements for credit is a practical knowledge of vascular plants, good results in the continuous tests, participation in exercises semester and major exercises and delivery and presentation of seminar work.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
ZELENÝ, V. Systematic botany: (for students of ITS and FAFNR). 1st ed. Prague: Czech University of Agriculture, 2005. 149 p. ISBN 80-213-1403-6.
DEYL, M. -- HÍSEK, K. Naše květiny. 3rd ed. Praha: Academia, 2008. 690 p.
HEYWOOD, V. Flowering Plants of the World. London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1996. 335 p. ISBN 0-7134-7422-X.
POLUNIN, O. A guide to the vegetation of Britain and Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985. 1 p.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-EUFO-EUFO European Forestry, full-time form, initial period WS 2011/2012
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Last modification made by Ing. et Ing. Miroslav Cepl on 10/01/2012.

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