546-0343/04 – Agriculture and Forestry (ZLE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STA35 doc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+0
Part-time Graded credit 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will learn the basics of landscape ecology and landscape function of agricultural and forestry elements in the landscape. Further benefits and skills of graduates of the course is a practical introduction to various sources of data and information in agricultural and forestry practices. Students gain practical perspective on the issues of forestry and agriculture in the landscape. They are able to present the results of individual work and learn how to search for sources of information and the processing of this research.

Teaching methods

Terrain work


Forestry and Agriculture in the Landscape. Functions of landscape greenery. Landcape planning. Determination of trees and shrubs.

Compulsory literature:

1. FORMAN, R.T.T. Land Mosaics - the ecology od landscapes and regions. Cambridge University Press.1995. 2. NAVEH, Z., LIEBRMANN, A.S., 1990 Landscape Ecology Theory and Aplication. New York, 1990. 3. PEDROLI B., A. VAN DOORN, G. DE BLUST, PARACCHINI M.L., WASCHER D., BUNCE F.Europe´s living landscapes. KNNV Publishing, Zeist, 2007. 4. BARNES, B.V. Forest Ecology. 4th ed. NY John Wiley, 1998.

Recommended literature:

1. Ashler W. Communities and sustainable Forestry. Institute for Contemporary Study. 1995. 2. Boulding J.R. Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone and Ground-Water Contamination. Assessment, Prevention and Remediation. Lewis Publishers, Tokyo. 1995. 3. Tress, B., Tress, G., Fry, G., Opdam, P. (eds.) From landscape research to landscape planning: Aspects of integration, education and application. Springer. Amsterdam. 2005. 4. THE LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE. Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Spon Press 2002.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Trees and shrubs Determination. Exam


Other requirements

Semester work and presentations in Powerpoint.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Greenery of settlements - classification and meaning. Greenery of the landscape - classification and meaning. Features permanent greenery in the landscape. 2. Permanent non-forest greenery, classification, function and significance. Protection of forest and non-forest permanent greenery. 3. Vegetation gradation in the Czech Republic (Zlatník, Skalický), groups of geobiocene types. 4. Forest - function of the forest, division of the forest according to the intensity of human influence. Forest typology, forest typological map. 5. History of forest development in the Czech Republic. Economic methods of forest management. Forest management plan. Natural forest areas. Forestry in the landscape, the effects of forestry on the landscape. 6. Agricultural land fund. Comprehensive soil survey, evaluation information system, certified soil-ecological unit. 7. Agriculture in the landscape, the effects of agriculture on the landscape. Alternative agriculture. 8. Skeleton of ecological stability. Degrees of ecological stability, biochora, Groups of types of biogeocenes. 9. Local territorial system of ecological stability. Regional territorial system of ecological stability. Supraregional territorial system of ecological stability. 10. Land improvements. 11. Landscape planning - methodology and significance. 12. Sustainable development in forestry and agriculture. 13. Ecological carrying capacity in the landscape. 14. Landscape character - characteristics, categories, meaning.

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
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: The course ends with a classified credit. Determination of tree and shrubs species. Elaboration of semester work and presentation in Power Point.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Compensation for mandatory participation in the ISP will be handled in the form of individual professional consultations.

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