Course syllabus EKPA - Ecology (ILE - SS 2017/2018)


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Course code:
EKPA
Course title in Czech: Ecology
Course title in English:
Ecology
Semester: SS 2017/2018
Mode of completion and number of credits: Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 1/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/10 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course: bachelor
Course type:
optional
Type of delivery:
usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Institute of Lifelong Learning
Faculty: Institute of Lifelong Learning
Teachers: Ing. Vladimír Hula, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Laštůvka, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Josef Suchomel, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Šipoš, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites:
to study at faculty ICV
 
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aims of ecology is to introduce the students into its methods, its most important terms, relations, phenomenons and paradigms, with special regards to the application of the ecological knowledge. Students will acquire knowledge about the functioning of natural systems and natural processes in the landscape, the processes and phenomena in ecosystems and landscapes can be seen as interrelated.
 
Course content:
1.
Origin, definition, tasks of ecology, fundamental ecological relations (allowance 4/0)
 
a.Origin, definition and division of ecology
b.Relation to other sciences
c.
Organism and its environment
d.
Abiotic factors, ecological potence and adaptations
e.Ecological factors and their influences

2.Ecological aspects of the distribution of organisms (allowance 2/0)
 
a.
Biogeographic division of the earth surface
b.Development of communities in central Europe in postglacial period

3.
Population (allowance 2/0)
 
a.
Characters and functions (abundance, structure, dynamics, migrality)
b.Interspecific relations
c.
Trophic relations

4.Community and ecosystem (allowance 4/0)
 
a.
Types, structure, properties
b.
Dynamics
c.
Structure of ecosystem
d.
Circulations of matters, energy flow
e.
Stability and homeostasis
f.Functions of natural and anthropogenous ecosystems
g.
Bioms (zonobioms, orobioms, pedobioms)

5.
Ecological evaluation, calculation of ecological indices (allowance 0/2)
6.
Field practice (allowance 0/6)
7.
Defence of the presentation on individual theme (allowance 0/2)
8.
Defence of the presentation on individual theme (allowance 0/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
lecture
14 h
0 h
practice
6 h
0 h
seminar8 h0 h
professional educational excursion
6 h
0 h
consultation
0 h
10 h
preparation for regular assessment
25 h
39 h
preparation of presentation25 h35 h
Total84 h
84 h
 
Assessment methods:
Credit for active participation in seminars (at least 80%) and seminar work
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Total
0 %
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
LAŠTŮVKA, Z. Ekologie. 1st ed. Brno: Konvoj, 2000. 184 p. ISBN 80-85615-93-2.

Recommended:
BEGON, M. et al. Ekologie: jedinci, populace a společenstva : [Investice do rozvoje vzdělávání, reg.č.: CZ1.07/2.2.00/15.0084]. 1st ed. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, 1997. 949 p. ISBN 80-7067-695-7.
TOWNSEND, C R. -- BEGON, M. -- HARPER, J L. Základy ekologie. 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2010. 505 p. ISBN 978-80-244-2478-1.
LOSOS, B. et al. Ekologie živočichů. 1st ed. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1985. 316 p. Učebnice pro vysoké školy.
SLAVÍKOVÁ, J. -- ZPĚVÁK, I. Ekologie rostlin. 1st ed. Praha: SPN, 1986. 366 p.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-SP-UPVOV Teaching of practical subjects and vocational training, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-SP-UPVOV Teaching of practical subjects and vocational training, part-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno


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