546-0367/01 – Ecology (EKO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUP73 doc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
CHO46 Mgr. Iva Melčáková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To be familiar with environmental issues in general terms. To distinguish the different approaches to estimate and find the best solutions for specific environmental issues. Students will be able to provide informations for work with practice, demonstrate and evaluate a general overview of the issue. Comparing the different approaches and confrontation with practice. Prove to show results and solve problems with high quality of work and all by itself. Demonstrate communication skills (speaking and active writing), to handle technical terminology.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Project work

Summary

Ecology, protection of environment, environmental engineering. Ecosystems, their functions and their stability. Transformation of energy and material in environment. Solar energy and its transformation, assimilation and dissimilation. Biogeochemical cycles of carbon, oxygen, water, nitrogen, phosforus, sulfur and other elements. Water as a part of biosphere, surfacewater, underground water, drinking water, technological water. Water pollution. Monitoring of water quality. Soil in environtment, pedogenesis. Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. Soil protection and decontamination. Atmosphere, chemical composition and physical properties. Air pollution, emissions, deposition. Main pollutants: compounds of carbon, sulphur, nitrogen, halogens, solid particles. Acid rain, ozone layer depletion, greenhouse effect. Air protection. Monitoring of air pollution. Waste management and disposal. Environmental management.

Compulsory literature:

Morgan Sally: Ecology and environment: the cycles of life, Oxford University Press, USA, 1995 Stuart McBurney. - Devon : Ecology into economics won't go, or, Life is not a concept Green Books, 1990 - xii, 196 s. : il. ISBN 1-870098-28-5

Recommended literature:

Stuart McBurney. - Devon : Ecology into economics won't go, or, Life is not a concept Green Books, 1990 - xii, 196 s. : il. ISBN 1-870098-28-5

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- Continuous control of writing

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

- processing semester work

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

LECTURES I. General ecology 1st The system of environmental sciences, ecology as a scientific discipline - definitions, relationships other scientific disciplines. 2nd Biosphere, its components, characteristics. Organisms and environments 2) Abiotic factors - solar radiation, temperature, atmosphere, hydrosphere, pedosphere 2b) Biotic factors - factors vnitroduhové, interspecific, anthropogenic. 3rd Population - the basics autecology. 4th Fellowship - synecology basics. 5th Ecosystem - an ecosystem theory, geobiocenózy. Ecological stability homeostasis. 6th Substances cycles, biogeochemical cycles. Energy flows, productivity ecosystem. Transmission of information regulation. 7th Limiting factors, laws and minimum tolerance. Food links, trophic chains and network control. 8th Ecosystem dynamics, ecosystem activity. Ecological niche. 9th Ecology of fresh waters - an ecosystem of wetland, pond, river .. Ecology land - forest ecosystem, agroekosystém and urban ecosystem. II. human Ecology 1st Human ecology - concept. Human evolution, the process of urbanization - industrial and postindustrial society 2nd Human population and population development. Human functions in the ecosystem. 3rd Environment and health - monitoring environmental pollution and exposure man, bioindicators and biomarkers. 4th Cultural Ecology. 5th Sustainable Development.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 17
                Other task type Other task type 33  17
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 34
                Written examination Written examination 30  15
                Oral Oral examination 37  19
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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