546-0324/03 – Field Training in Ecology (TCvEkB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, 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
KUP73 doc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
KRE71 Ing. Hana Švehláková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+40
Part-time Credit 0+40

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Practical application of determinating methods, species determination by filed guides of plants and animals; obtaining and analysis data processing, assessment of species diversity of several ecosystem types.

Teaching methods

Terrain work


Field trainning - forests, meadows and other types of ecosystems. Determination of plants and animals (Vertebrata, Avertebrata) in natural habitats. Species diversity evaluation.

Compulsory literature:

SPELLERBERG, I. F. Monitoring Ecological Change. New Zealand: Lincoln University, 2005. 412 p. ISBN 9780521527286 SOUTHWOOD, T. R. E. and P. A. HENDERSON Ecological Methods. Wiley-Blackwell, 2000. 575 p. ISBN 10: 0632054778 LINDDENMAYER, D. B. and G. E. LIKENS Effective Ecological Monitoring. Routledge, 2010. 184 p. ISBN 10: 1849711453 SALA, O. E., R. B. JACKSON, H. A. MOONEY and R. W. HOWARTH (Eds.) Methods in Ecosystem Science. Springer, 2000. 421 p. ISBN 978-1-4612-1224-9

Recommended literature:

TOWNSEND, C. R., M. BEGON, M. and J. L. HARPER, J. L. Essentials of Ecology. Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 532 p. ISBN-13: 978-1405156585 SCHWOERBEL, J. Methods of Hydrobiology (Freshwater Biology). Elsevier, 210 p. ISBN 978-0-08-006604-2 PEDROTTI, F. Plant and Vegetation Mapping (Geobotany Studies). Springer, 2013. 294 p. ISBN-13: 978-3642302343 HENDRY G. A. F. and J. P. GRIME (Eds.) Methods in Comparative Plant Ecology. A Laboratory Manual. London: Chapman and Hall, 1993. 252 p. ISBN 10: 0412462303

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Field books


Other requirements

Protocol from field exercises.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Field environmental practice is focused on practical experiences, ecological research methods and evaluating the results. Field works are organized in different types of landscapes and ecosystems, which is divided into individual tasks to each of the students. The practice is carried out by sub-field work under the guidance of teachers in locations around the field station Zubrnice, or selected by the Moravian-Silesian region, where data collection are performed in the field and their subsequent evaluation.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Participation in exercises.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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