546-0495/03 – Engineering Ecology (IEK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year 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 8+8

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

Experimental work in labs
Terrain work


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

Credit and Exam examination papers, semetral paper, determination of Flora CR


Other requirements

The elaboration of Semester paper and its presentation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

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

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Credit - written test: Application of knowledge of ecology in practical problems. Determination of the flora of the Czech Republic. Exam - written exam, answers to 2 questions from the 25 exam questions. Knowledge of 10 technical terms - written test.

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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. Credit is awarded on the basis of a completed semester project. The course is completed by written and oral examination.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry OBI P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry OBI K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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