546-0316/02 – Nature Conservation (OPP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
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 typesBachelor
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+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

a) understanding the importance of nature, landscape and monument protection b) ability to apply knowledge from natural sciences (biology, ecology,and also geology, geomorphology, etc.) in nature and landscape protection c) the ability to perceive the landscape as a natural and cultural phenomenon, to predict its development, to propose its management and use

Teaching methods

Project work
Terrain work


Students will get acquainted with the issues of nature and landscape protection, including cultural aspects of its development. They will get detailed information about the development of European landscape types, basic environmental and ecological problems, biodiversity, evolution and ecological succession. Attention will also be focused on the basic biological communities of the Czech landscape, rare, invasive and expansion species of plants and animals. Students will also gain an overview of the basic legal norms that affect the protection of nature and monuments and understand the complexity of the problems associated with nature protection and environmental issues. An essential part of the course are field work and exercises.

Compulsory literature:

WILSON, E. O. a J. ŽĎÁREK. Rozmanitost života: umožní poznání zákonů biodiverzity její záchranu? Praha: NLN, 1995, edice 21, sv. 7 PRIMACK, R. B. Essentials of Conservation Biology. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 603 p. VAN DYKE, F. Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications. Springer, Dordrecht, 2008. 478 p. ISBN 978-1-4020-6891-1 WEBER, E.Invasive Plant Species of the World: A Reference Guide to Environmental Weeds.2003. CAB International Publishing, Wallingford.

Recommended literature:

CAVE, C. and NEGUSSIE, E. World Heritage Conservation: The World Heritage Convention, Linking Culture and Nature for Sustainable Development. London : Routledge, 2017. 312 p. PULLIN, A.S. Conservation Biology. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 358 p. BANDARIN, F. and R. VAN OERS (eds.). The Historic Urban Landscape: Managing Heritage in an Urban Century. Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 262 p. LOMBORG, B. The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.2001.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Active participation in exercises-¨ Active participation on field exercises + field report Exam


Other requirements

participation in exercises field exercises, data evaluation test


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Environmental problems, global climate change, historical context, development of nature protection 2. Legislative framework of nature and landscape protection in the Czech Republic, international conventions, initiatives and programs 3. Landscape, land use development 4. Landscape character 5. Biodiversity, concept, terminology, ethical aspects, measurement 6. Extinction, mass extinction, extinction episodes, species extinction and the present 7. Endangered ecosystems in the world and in the Czech Republic 8. Succession and its stages, blockers of succession 9. Use of succession in landscape creation 10. Theory of invasions, invasive species, ways and phases of invasions, consequences of invasions 11. Invasibility and invadability of ecosystems 12. Management in nature protection, protection of rare and endangered species and their habitats, rescue transfers 13. Control and management of invasive species (methods - mechanical, chemical, combined), practical examples 14. Historical parks and gardens - historical context in the world, Europe and the Czech Republic, important parks and gardens in the Czech Republic

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: participation in exercises field exercises, data evaluation exam

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2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry OŽP K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry OŽP P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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