546-0494/02 – Methods of Ecosystem Studies (MSE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUP73 doc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+2
Combined Graded credit 0+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal of the subject is to acquaint the students with the problems of study of ecosystems and the landscape. The students will learn in practical exercises the skills based on the competencies of environmental engineer.

Teaching methods

Seminars
Experimental work in labs
Project work
Terrain work

Summary

Common information about methods and procedures for complex study of ecosystems and the landscape. Methods of ecological importance of ecosystems are aimed for biotopes and organisms of open air.

Compulsory literature:

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 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

Recommended literature:

STEVENS, M. H. A Primer of Ecology with R. Springer, 2009. 401 p. ISBN-13: 978-0387898810 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

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Successful processing of part-time assignments in the semester. Verification of the acquired knowledge is done by means of control tests.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the study of ecosystems. 2. Design of biological and ecological research I. 3. Design of biological and ecological research II. 4. Biological indicators and biomonitoring. 5. Selected aspects of the study of populations and communities of lower plants. 6. Selected aspects of the study of populations and communities of higher plants. 7. Selected aspects of the study of populations and communities of terrestrial invertebrate animals. 8. Selected aspects of the study of populations and communities of freshwater invertebrate animals. 9. Selected aspects of the study of populations and communities of terrestrial vertebrates. 10. Selected aspects of the study of populations and communities of freshwater vertebrates. 11. Recording and processing of biological and ecological data. 12. Evaluation and interpretation of biological and ecological data. 13. Software tools for processing biological, ecological and environmental data I. 14. Software tools for the processing of biological, ecological and environmental data II.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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