546-0825/03 – Applied Ecology (AE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STA35 doc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
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

The goal is to understand the consequences of human activities on the environment, learning the basic problem areas, opportunities and approaches for successful and responsive solutions to anthropic activities in the landscape. Syllabus: Definition of Applied Ecology, basic terminology. Ecosystem, community, metacommunity; recovery. Biodiversity. Succession and importance for restoration. Disturbance and succession, ecotones. The influence and importance of biotic and abiotic factors on the environment (self-regulation, regeneration, self-cleaning, etc.). Fundamentals of regional biogeography, to reinstate the territory. Fundamentals of Hydrobiology, revitalization, brownfields and water in the landscape. Basics focusing on phytosociology ranks significant recovery area (terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems). Fundamentals of Landscape Ecology - Structure and components of the landscape, the European Landscape Convention. Landscape planning and landscape. Nature and landscape conservation, sustainable development. Protection of land resources, agricultural land, the forest land resources. Negative influences in the landscape, solutions (focus on a deserted area, repository of waste, demolition areas, sedimentation tanks, slides, etc.). Brownfields - definition, types of brownfields, environmental characteristics. Fundamentals of bioindication and biomonitoring.

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Summary

The aim of the course is to understand the consequences of human activities on the environment, introduction to basic problem areas, opportunities and approaches for successful and responsive solutions of anthropogenic activities in the landscape. Students will gain knowledge about the functioning of ecosystems influenced by humans. The theoretical and practical knowledge acquired can be used by graduates in follow-up courses focused on restoration of landscapes and landscapes controlled by the industry. They are able to apply knowledge for project needs as well as for decision-making and assessment in professional practice.

Compulsory literature:

FORMAN, R.T.T. WILSON, E.O. The ecology of Landscapes and Regions. Cambrige University Press, 1995. MCPHERSON G.R. DESTEPHANO S. Applied ecology and natural resource management. Cambridge Univ.Press 2003. MOLLES, M.C. Ecology: Concepts and applications. McGraw Hill, 509 pp. NEWMAN E.I. Applied Ecology & Environmental Management. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2001.

Recommended literature:

BUCKLEY, G.P. Biological Habitat Reconstruction. New Jersey , John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 1989. SCHEFFER M. Critical Transitions in Nature and Society. Princeton University Press 2009. RICKLEFS R. E. A MILLER G. L. Ecology. Freeman and Co., New York 1999. SANDERSON,J., HARRIS,L.D. Lanscape ecology. CRC Press LLC. Boca Raton, Florida. 246p.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit and written exam answers to two questions from the set of questions and answers to the 10 professional terms of Applied Ecology (The terms are discussed in lectures and exercises). Exercises - semestral project.

E-learning

Other requirements

Elaboration of semester project. Participation in practices, meet ongoing challenges. Fulfilling the final test.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definition of applied ecology, basic terminology. 2. Ecosystem, community, meta-society; regeneration. Biodiversity. 3. Succession and importance for regeneration. 4. Disturbance and succession, ecotone. 5. Influence and importance of biotic and abiotic factors on the environment (self-regulation, regeneration, self-purification, etc.). 6. Basics of regional biogeography, importance for land rehabilitation. 7. Basics of hydrobiology, revitalization, brownfields and water in the industrial and mining landscape. 8. Basics of phytocenology focusing on ranks important for land rehabilitation (terrestrial ecosystems). 9. Basics of phytocenology focusing on ranks important for land rehabilitation (aquatic ecosystems). 10. Basics of landscape ecology - landscape structure and components 11. Conservation of soil fund, Agricultural Land resources, Forest Land Resources. 12. Negative influences in the landscape, solutions (focus on abandoned areas, waste deposits, demolition areas, sedimentation tanks, dips, etc.). 13. Brownfields - definitions, types of brownfields, ecological characteristics. 14. Basics of Bioindication and Biomonitoring.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry VTP K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry VTP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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