546-0516/01 – General Ecology (ObEkoB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUP73 doc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
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 12+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

General base of ecology for students with botanical, zoological and chemical knowledge. Ability of students to orientate in ecological problems.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs
Terrain work

Summary

System of ecological sciences - biospere to organisms. Ecosystem functioning. Trophical chains, regulations. Dynamics of ecosystems, Ecological niche. Determination of flora CR.

Compulsory literature:

Begon M.,Harper J.L.,Townsend C.R.(1990):Ecology -individuals, populations and commnunities. Blackwell Scien. Publ.

Recommended literature:

KREBS J.C., 1999 Ecological Methodology. 2nd ed. Menlo Park Addison Wesley Longman.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Examination papers Credit examination paper

E-learning

Other requirements

Determination of plant and animals

Prerequisities

Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
546-0515 ObBioB General Biology Recommended

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The content of the scientific field, the relationship of ecology to the issue of environmental sciences, historical development of ecology. 2. Basic terminology. Relationships between organisms and abiotic environment, tolerance, adaptation, ecological niche, differences between unitary and modular organisms 3. Properties of populations, definition of basic parameters of population dynamics. 4. Intra-population interactions, intraspecific competition, asymmetric action competition, types of competition. Territoriality. 5. Possibilities of using mathematical models of intraspecific competition, their input assumptions, biological interpretation. Changes in the number of individuals over time. 6. Interspecies, interpopulation interactions, overview, characteristics. 7. Interspecies competition, principle of competitive exclusion, shift of characters, overview basic models. 8. Predation. Coevolution of predator and prey, specialization. Functional answer predator on the density of prey. Refuge. Overview of basic models. 9. Mutualism. Saprotrophism. Population life strategies - r and K-strategists. 10. Community and its structure, boundaries. Trends in the study of communities, paradigm shift. Biological complexity. 11. Species diversity (diversity), ways of its evaluation, factors that make it affect. 12. Ecological succession, colonization of islands and demarcated areas. 13. Community stability. Differences between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. 14. Energy flows in the biosphere. Movement of substances in the biosphere, basic nutrients.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-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
        Examination Examination 67  34
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  17
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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