Course syllabus BIOKL - Bioclimatology (FFWT - WS 2016/2017)

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WS 2016/2017
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)
part-time, 18/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course: bachelor
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Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Žalud, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Department of Agrosystems and Bioclimatology (FA)
Teachers: Ing. Lenka Bartošová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Matěj Orság, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Jan Svoboda, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Žalud, Ph.D. (lecturer, supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
To teach students methods of measurement and evaluation of meteorological observations, conducted in a network of meteorological stations, methods of measurement and evaluation of microclimatic characteristics, which are carried out in the forest. Proper determination of fluxes of energy and awareness of water balance components in relation to habitat conditions. Understanding the process of weather forecasting in order to make maximum use of data. Use all the knowledge to describe the climate of the forest, which is an integral part of the production process in forest stands.
Course content:
1.Meteorological observations and measurements (allowance 2/1)
Past and present of meteorology, climatology and bioclimatology
Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, clasification of meteorological stations
satellite observations, the possibility of using remote sensing and forestry radar, upper air measurements

Atmosphere (allowance 2/1)
Stratification and atmospheric composition
Ozon layer

3.Radiation and energy balance of active surface and forest (allowance 6/3)
radiation, distribution, biological significance
b.radiation balance balance
climate change in relation to forest stands
e.temperature and plants (trees)

4.The water cycle, the importance of water in the landscape (allowance 8/4)
air moisture
evapotransiration, real, reference and potential
clouds, cloudniss and precipitation

Synoptic meteorology (allowance 4/2)
pressure and wind, circulation of the atmosphere
airmass, cyclogenesis, weather forecast

Climatology and phenology (allowance 6/3)
world and European climate
b.climate of the Czech Republic
c.climate category
climatological and phenological studies

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
28 h
18 h
14 h
0 h
consultation6 h
6 h
project work
10 h
0 h
preparation for exam
40 h
80 h
preparation for regular assessment20 h26 h
preparation for regular testing
10 h
10 h
elaboration of reports
12 h
0 h
140 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Credit and oral exam
Knowledge of lectures, exercises and basic literature
Students will receive the final credit after seminars passing and submission of protocols, which is a condition for passing exams. This is oral, in the form of 30-40 minute interview. Student will receive 6 questions and for successful exam is required 100% response in three of them and demonstrate minimal knowledge (at least 25%) of the remaining three.
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
ŽALUD, Z. Bioklimatologie.  [online]. 2010. URL:
SVOBODA, J. -- ŽALUD, Z. Bioklimatologie: (návody do cvičení). 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2003. 75 p. ISBN 80-7157-693-X.

TOLASZ, R. et al. Atlas podnebí Česka = Climate atlas of Czechia. 1st ed. Praha: Český hydrometeorologický ústav ;, 2007. 255 p. ISBN 978-80-244-1626-7.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-FOR-FOR Forestry, part-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Field of study B-ARB-ARB Arboristics, part-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Field of study B-FOR-FOR Forestry, full-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Field of study B-ARB-ARB Arboristics, full-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Field of study B-FOR-TROP Management of Natural Resources in the Tropics and Subtropics, full-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Field of study B-LAND-LAND Landscaping, full-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 03/22/2016.

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