546-0957/02 – Ecology (EKOd)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Barbara Stalmachová, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year 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
Combined Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

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

Lectures
Individual consultations

Summary

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 to ecology. 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. FULBRIGHT, T., HEWITT, D.G. Wildlife Science: Linking Ecological Theory and Management Applications. CRC Press. 2007. HANSKI I. & GILPIN M. E. Metapopulation Biology. Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution. Academic Press, San Diego etc. 1997. THOMAS P.A., PACKHAM J.R. Ecology of Woodlands and Forests: Description, Dynamics and Diversity. Cambridge University Press. 2007.

Recommended literature:

KANE K.T., LANGE M.D. Field and laboratory Methods for General Ecology. McGraw-Kill Comp. 1997. KREBS C.J. Ecological Methodology. 2nd Edition. Addison Wesley Longman, Menlo Park etc. 1999. WHITTAKER, R.J., FERNANDEZ-PALACIOS, J.M. Island Biogeography. Ecology: Evolution, and Conservation. Oxford University Press. 2006. FULBRIGHT, T., HEWITT, D.G. Wildlife Science: Linking Ecological Theory and Management Applications. CRC Press. 2007.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral examination.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Semester work on the topic with the use of foreign literature.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Individual and environment 2. Abiotic ecological factors, adaptation of organisms 3. Mineral Plant Nutrition - Microelements - Macroelements. Accessibility and intake of substances. Nitrogen. Mineralization. Phosphorus. Calcium. Serpentinity and Saltwater Ecological Adaptation. 4. Ecology of photosynthesis and production ecology 5. Geographical extension of the organism 6. Environment adaptation and natural selection, Trade-off principle. 7. Life strategies 8. Population in time and space 9. Establishment and development of communities, ecological succession 10. Ecosystem. 11. Environment Variability, Response to Variable Environment 12. Ecological stability 13. The Importance of Biodiversity 14. Equilibrium theory of island biogeography 15. Island effects in a real environment 16. General area isolation problems and reservation management 17. Classification of human ecosystems. Problems of urbanization. Synantroping and Synurbanization 18. Reaction of the organism to pollution. Forms of the body\'s responses. Homeostasis. Stress. 19. Ecological invasion 20. Ecological methodology

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
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Combined form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (P3904) Engineering Ecology P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P3904) Engineering Ecology K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (P2111) Mining (2101V009) Mining K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P2110) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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