546-0166/01 – Biodiversity Protection in Industrial Environment (OBIP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Hana Švehláková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Hana Švehláková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRE71 Ing. Hana Švehláková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is: a) understanding the significance and changes of biodiversity in the industrial landscape. (b) the ability to assess the quality of industrial habitats on the basis of species composition c) the ability to predict the development of industrial habitats and to suggest their possible use

Teaching methods

Terrain work


Students will get acquainted with the issue of biodiversity in the industrial landscape. They will get detailed information about ecological succession on industrially created or strongly anthropogenically affected areas. Attention will also be focused on basic plant communities, rare, invasive and expansion species of plants and animals. Students will also gain an overview of the basic legal norms that concern a nature protection and understand the complexity of issues related to nature protection and environmental issues in the industrial landscape. An essential part of the course are field work and exercises.

Compulsory literature:

FERIÈRE R., DIECKMANN U., COUVET D. (EDS.) (2004). Evolutionary conservation biology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. GASTON K.J. (1996). Biodiversity: a biology of numbers and differences. Blackwell Science. HUBBELL S.P.(2001). The unified theory of biodiversity and biogeography. Monographs in Population biology. Princeton Science. HUNTER Jr. M. L. (1996): Fundamentals of Conservation Biology.- Blackwell Science, USA., 482p.

Recommended literature:

MAGURRAN A.E. (1988) Ecological Diversity and Its Measurement. Cambridge University Press, UK. PRIMACK R. B. (2002): Essentials of Conservation Biology. 3rd ed.- Sinauer Associates, USA, 699p. HUNTER Jr. M. L. (1996): Fundamentals of Conservation Biology.- Blackwell Science, USA., 482p.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The course is completed by a combined exam. The credit requires 80% participation in the exercise, the student is also required to prepare a term paper on the topic and participate in fieldwork.


Other requirements

80% participation in exercises elaboration of a semester work on a given topic participation in field exercises exam


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Environmental problems, global climate change, historical context, development of nature and landscape protection. 2. Legislative framework of nature and landscape protection in the Czech Republic, international conventions, initiatives and programs in nature protection, international non-governmental organizations for nature protection. 3. Landscape, its development and use. 4. Industrial landscape, anthropogenic disturbances, erosion, types and ways of contamination of landscape components. 5. Biodiversity, concept, meaning, value including ethical aspects. 6. Levels of biodiversity (genetic, species, ecosystem), measurement of biodiversity. 7. Species diversity (distribution of species on Earth, endemics and relics, speciation and extinction). 8. Ecosystem diversity (endangered ecosystems in the world and in the Czech Republic, succession and its stages, succession blockers in the industrial landscape). 9. Biodiversity of anthropogenic ecosystems (agroecosystems, urban ecosystems, industrial areas) 10. Biodiversity of mine dumps, subsidence basin and sludge ponds, specific habitats (thermal activity, extreme ecological conditions, contamination), life strategies and species adaptation. 11. Historical parks and gardens - historical context in the world, Europe and the Czech Republic, important parks and gardens in the Czech Republic, care for parks and gardens, importance for biodiversity. 12. Theory of invasions, invasive species, ways and phases of invasions, consequences of invasions. 13. Invasibility and invadability of ecosystems. 14. Management of species in the industrial landscape, protection of rare and endangered species and their habitats, rescue transfers, control and management of invasive species (types of methods - mechanical, chemical, combined), practical examples.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 80% participation in exercises elaboration of a semester work on a given topic participation in field exercises exam

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Participation in agreed consultations Fulfillment of partial tasks Elaboration of semester work

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry OBI P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry OBI K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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