546-0495/02 – Engineering Ecology (InEkoN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STA35 doc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
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 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Engineering Ecology disseminates till now obtained knowledge (in the bachelor study). Students must know and understand ecological processes in ecosystems and their components.The study of Ecology will be linked with ecological physiology, evolutionary ecology and biosystematics. Applications and argumentations. Determination of CR flora.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs
Terrain work

Summary

Production ecology. Principles and processes of photosynthesis. Plant and environment. Fitness. Autecology and synecology. Human ecology.

Compulsory literature:

BEGON M.,HARPER J.L.,TOWNSEND C.R.: Ecology -individuals, populations and commnunities. Blackwell Scien. Publ., 2006. BROWER J., VON ENDE C.N. Field and laboratory methods for general ecology. McGraw-Hill. 2010. PARDO S., PARDO M. Statistical Methods for Field and Laboratory Studies in Behavioral Ecology. Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Environmental Statistics. 2018. SMITH R.L., SMITH T.M. Elements of Ecology. Pearson. 2015.

Recommended literature:

LARCHER, W. Physiological plant ecology. Berlin: Springer, 2003 KREBS C.J. Ecological Methodology. 2nd Edition. Addison Wesley Longman, Menlo Park etc. 1999. RICKLEFS R. Ecology: The Economy of Nature. WH Freeman. 2018. GLIESSMAN S.R. Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems. CRC Press. 2015.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

examination papers, semetral paper, determination of Flora CR

E-learning

Other requirements

The elaboration of Semester paper and its presentation.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The position of plant ecology in the biological sciences, subject of study. Ecosystem, niche, biotope, vegetation, flora, locality. Ecological limits. Ecology photosynthesis and production ecology. 2. Plants and environment: Diversity and amplitude of ecological factors on Earth. Fitness. Terms and resources. 3. Water in the soil. Water potential. Water as a plant environment. 4. Mineral nutrition of plants - Microelements - macroelements. Accessibility a intake of substances. Ecological adaptations. 5. Growth and development as a manifestation of life. Growth stages. Phenology and phenophase. Life forms of plants. Plant populations. 6. Phytocenosis. Ecological niche. Success. Climax and its features. Definition communities - spatial structure, abundance, density, dispersion, cover. Plant response to pollution. Forms of organism responses. Homeostasis. Stress. 7. Effects of abiotic and biotic factors on animals, interspecies interaction. Groups of factors in types of environments. Food relations. Communities animals. Energy flow in animal communities. Functions of animals in ecosystem. 8. Man and the environment. Climate adaptation. Cultural aspects of climate adaptation. Man and biotic environmental factors. Ecopathology. Health risks in developed countries. 9. Classification of ecosystems with human participation. Types of ecosystems, forms management, energy aspects of human ecosystems. Problems of urbanization. Synanthropization and synurbanization of plants and animals. 10. Resources. Interventions in the energy of ecosystems. Genetically engineered organisms. Perspectives for the future. 11. Ecological aspects of nutrition. Human niche. 12. Ecology of human populations. Size, structure and density of populations. Migration. 13. Races, definitions of races. Racial classification systems. Origin and genesis of races. 14. Paleoecology. Characteristics and distribution of primates. Evolution of primates.

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  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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