546-0986/01 – Applied Geobotany (APGE)

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 main aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of plants and plant communities in relation to the geological substrate. Applied geobotany is important in the study of the impact of industrial and mining activities on plants, in the exploration of mineral resources and is of strategic importance in geological mapping in the field using vegetation. Students will acquire the ability to apply theoretical information to specific case studies on vegetation, the ability to collect data using statistically appropriate designs and describe them using modern quantitative methods, gain good field experience, including the ability to successfully identify subjects of study, ie species, communities and basic environmental factors in relation to the subsoil, the ability to synthesize information from various areas relevant to the explanation of the vegetation pattern (geology, pedology, climatology, human history, current economic and social activities, damage control, etc.)

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course is designed for doctoral students dealing with the issue of vegetation in various types of industrial landscapes. The course focuses on the Zurich-Montpellier classification of plant communities forming in industrial types of landscapes. It deals with vegetation phenomena with regard to geomorphology, geology and microclimate of the landscape with special focus on industrial landscape. It deals with the structure of vegetation and landscape on a larger spatial scale, landscape heterogeneity, changes in the distribution of selected plant species and plant communities, due to environmental factors. The content of the course is application and use of vegetation maps and other vegetation data in exploration of mineral resources, landscape planning, regeneration and reclamation and for bioindication. Knowledge of invasive species and plants and their spread in industrial types of landscapes is an important part.

Compulsory literature:

HARKER D.F., LIBBY G., HARKER K., EVANS S., EVANS M. Landscape Restoration Handbook. EnviroNetBase. 2006. CHYTRÝ M. & TICHÝ L. Diagnostic, constant and dominant species of vegetation classes and alliances of the Czech Republic: a statistical revision. Folia Facultatis Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Masarykianae Brunensis. 108: 1–231.2003. Inderjit. Invasive Plants: Ecological and Agricultural Aspects. Birkhäuser Basel. ISBN 978-3-7643-7137-1 (Print) 978-3-7643-7380-1 (Online). 2005. PEDROTTI F. Geobotany Studies. Basics, Methods and Case Studies. Springer – Verlag. ISSN: 2198-2562.

Recommended literature:

ELLENBERG H. Vegetation Mitteleuropas mit den Alpen (Vegetation ecology of Central Europe). 2009. KENT M., COKER P. Vegetation description and data analysis. A practical approach. WileyBlackwell. 2012. PETTS, J. (ed.) Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment. Blackswell Sci.,1999. ROBERTS N. The Holocene: An Environmental History. Blackwell. 1998.

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:

1. Methods of data collection, data processing and evaluation 2. Vegetation gradation according to Zlatník and Skalický 3. Characteristics of the most important types of vegetation in the Czech Republic (syntaxonomy, species composition, connection to the geological subsoil and habitat, importance in the industrial landscape) 4. Vegetation mapping, real vegetation map 5. Vegetation and exploration of mineral resources 6. Vegetation and post-industrial habitats 7. Communities of waters and wetlands - stagnant waters, syntaxonomy, importance for the regeneration of the industrial landscape 8. Communities of waters and wetlands - waiting waters, syntaxonomy, importance for the regeneration of the industrial landscape 9. Meadow and pasture communities - syntaxonomy, importance for landscape regeneration 10. Xerothermic grass communities - syntaxonomy, importance for landscape regeneration 11. Shrub margins, importance for landscape regeneration 12. Communities of deciduous and mixed forests, importance for landscape regeneration 13. Synanthropic vegetation, main manifestations of synanthropization 14. Invasive plant species

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

Show history

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

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner