541-0929/01 – Biogeochemistry (BIOG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Konstantin Raclavský, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Konstantin Raclavský, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
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RAC34 prof. Ing. Konstantin Raclavský, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Biosphere. Biophile chemical elements. Chemical composition of organisms. Concentrations of chemical elements in biosphere. Biogeochemical dispersion haloes. Biogeochemical anomalies. Role of outer factors of geochemical migration in biosphere. Biogeochemical barriers. Organic geochemistry and its methods. Natural organic compounds in soils. Dispersed organic matter in sediments. Biogenic rocks and mineral deposits. Geochemistry of coal, mineral oil and natural gas. Measuring and balance of biogeochemical migration. Material flows and compartments. Biogeochemical cycles of main elements. Biogeochemical migration of minor and trace elements. Trace elements important for plant, animal and human health. Relationships in the system rock – soil – plant. Biogeochemical processes in soils. Sampling, processing and analysis of biogeochemical samples. Indication geobotany. Biogeochemical prospection. Application of biogeochemistry in agriculture and forestry. Biogeochemistry and protection of ecosystems. Biogeochemistry and environmental risk assessment.

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Summary

Biosphere. Biophile chemical elements. Chemical composition of organisms. Concentrations of chemical elements in biosphere. Biogeochemical dispersion haloes. Biogeochemical anomalies. Role of outer factors of geochemical migration in biosphere. Biogeochemical barriers. Organic geochemistry and its methods. Natural organic compounds in soils. Dispersed organic matter in sediments. Biogenic rocks and mineral deposits. Geochemistry of coal, mineral oil and natural gas. Measuring and balance of biogeochemical migration. Material flows and compartments. Biogeochemical cycles of main elements. Biogeochemical migration of minor and trace elements. Trace elements important for plant, animal and human health. Relationships in the system rock – soil – plant. Biogeochemical processes in soils. Sampling, processing and analysis of biogeochemical samples. Indication geobotany. Biogeochemical prospection. Application of biogeochemistry in agriculture and forestry. Biogeochemistry and protection of ecosystems. Biogeochemistry and environmental risk assessment.

Compulsory literature:

Mrňa, F.: Užitá geochemie. Academia, Praha, 1991. 420 s. Bouška, V. et al.: Geochemie. Academia, Praha, 1980. 555 s. Mrňa, F., Pácal, Z., Raclavský, K.: Užitá geochemie. VŠB, Ostrava, 1984. 246 s. Brooks, R. R.: Geobotany and biogeochemistry in mineral exploration. Harper and Row, New York, 1972. 271 s. Butcher, S. S., Charlson, R. J., Orians, G. H., Wolfe, G. V. (Ed.): Global biogeochemical cycles. Academic Press, London, 1992. 377 s.

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Subject has no prerequisities.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (P2110) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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