546-0906/01 – Industrial Ecology (PREK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
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 Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with environmental issues within industrial and mining landscape. Realizing different approaches to solving environmental problems and to identify best practices. Students will be able to provide information for to work with practice, demonstrate and evaluate a general overview of the issue. Comparing the different approaches and compare them with practice. PhD student is well versed in issues of ecological relationships and patterns. PhD student uses and apply procedures in their scientific and research work. PhD student is able to analyze research problems and synthetically apply knowledge.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject contains basic knowledge of the area of ecology and the environment; it deals with environmental factors and their acting, with the population, community (relations, interactions). Special emphasis is put on the function of ecosystems (food relations, trophic chains, energy in ecosystems and ecosystem productivity) and application of thermodynamic laws. Further, the subject deals with the biosphere and noosphere (biosphere source, utilisation of energy and mineral resources, food security) and expected ecological crises.

Compulsory literature:

BEGON M., HARPER J. L. & TOWNSEND C. R. Ecology: Individuals, Populations and Communities. 4th Edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Boston etc. 2006. HILTY, J.A., LIDICKER W.Z., ADINA M. Corridor Ecology: The Science and Practice of Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation. Island Press. 2006. FRIEDMAN, B. Environmental ecology. The ecological effects of pollution, disturbance and other stresses. Secon edition. California (USA), Academic Press, San Diego, 1995. FULBRIGHT, T., HEWITT, D.G. Wildlife Science: Linking Ecological Theory and Management Applications. CRC Press. 2007.

Recommended literature:

BUCKLEY, G.P. Biological Habitat Reconstruction. New Jersey , John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 1989, 224 s. ISBN 1852930586. Kay, J.J. Kibert, C.; Sendzimir, J.; Guy, B. (eds.). On Complexity Theory, Exergy and Industrial Ecology: Some Implications for Construction Ecology. Construction Ecology: Nature as the Basis for Green Buildings: 72–107. 2002. KREBS C.J. Ecological Methodology. 2nd Edition. Addison Wesley Longman, Menlo Park etc. 1999. MCPHERSON G.R., DESTEPHANO S. Applied ecology and natural resource management. Cambridge Univ.Press 2003.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

oral exam


Other requirements

Semester work on the given topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Abiotic ecological factors, adaptation of organisms. Biotic factors. - Importance of photosynthesis and production ekology for restoration of human-influenced ecosystems in industrial landscapes. - Basic ecological connections related to individual-species-population-community-ecosystem. - Biogenic components in these systems: lithosphere-pedosphere-hydrosphere-atmosphere-phytosphere-zoosphere-micro-organosphere including anthropic influences. - Environment adaptation and natural selection, Trade-off principle. Life strategies in industrial landscape. - Environment Variability, Response to Variable Environment. Succession. - Ecological stability. The Importance of Biodiversity for landscape restoration. - Classification of human ecosystems. Problems of urbanization. Synantroping and Synurbanization. - Reaction of the organism to pollution. Forms of the body's responses. Homeostasis. Stress. - Ecological invasions.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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