Course: Fundamentals of Ecology

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Course title Fundamentals of Ecology
Course code KBI/0049
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester -
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vašinová Karina, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the ecology, syllabus and recommended literature 2. Terminology, definition of ecology, biotic and abiotic environment, classification of factors, field and subject of ecology 3. Organism and his environment, adaptation, divergence and convergence, nomenclature and terminology 4. Ecological factors (abiotics x biotics), climate and clime, classification and characteristic of biomes 5. Territory such as source, special forms of nutrition 6. Ecological characteristic of atmosphere, hydrosphere and pedosphere 7. Interactions among living organism and their environment, characteristics of the environment of living organism 8. The ecology of populations, density, distribution, structure, natality and mortality, migration, population dynamics 9. The ecology of guilds, synecology, density, abundance, production, dominance, presence and absence, other characteristic 10. Interspecific and intraspecific interactions among living organism 11. The study of ecosystem, other parts of biosphere and the ralationship between man and the biosphere 12. The study of biodiversity, diversity index 13. Discussion and conclusion

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The ecology is the science about the interactions among living organism and their environment. This subject is concentred on the characteristics of the environment of living organism, ecological factors (abiotics x biotics). The ecology of populations, synecology, aquatic and landscape ecology are the major subjects of these lectures. Other topics include the study of biodiversity, ecosystem, other parts of biosphere and the ralationship between man and the biosphere.

Prerequisites
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Assessment methods and criteria
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Recommended literature
  • Begon, Harper a kol. Ekologie, jedinci, populace a společenstva. Nakl. UP Olomouc.. UP Olomouc, 1997.
  • BEGON, M., HARPER, J., L., TOUNSEND, C., R. Ekologie: jedinci, populace a společenstva. Olomouc: UP, 1997.
  • Braniš M. Základy ekologie a ochrany ŽP. Informatorium Praha.. 1999.
  • Braniš.M., Pivnička K. Úvod do studia životního prostředí. Univerzita Karlova. Praha.. 1994.
  • Divigneaud P. Ekologická syntéza. Academia . Praha.. 1988.
  • Jeník J. Ekosystémy. UK Praha.. 1995.
  • Kudrna K. a kol. Biosféra a lidstvo. Academia. Praha.. 1988.
  • Losos B. Ekologie živočichů. SPN. Praha.. 1985.
  • Losos, B. Ekologie živočichů. SPN Praha, 316 pp.. 1984.
  • Moldan B. Životní prostředí - globální perspektiva. Karolinum. Praha.. 1994.
  • Odum E.P. Základy ekologie. Academia Praha.. 1977.
  • Odum E.P. Základy ekologie. Academia Praha.. 1977.
  • Pivnička K. Ekologie. Univerzita Karlova. Praha.. 1988.
  • Slavíková J. Ekologie rostlin. SPN. Praha: 366pp. 1986.
  • Slavíková J. Ekologie rostlin. SPN. Praha.. 1986.
  • Stonawski J. Základy ekologie. Univerzita Karlova. Praha.. 1997.
  • Štorch D., Mihulka S. Úvod do současné ekologie.. Praha, 2001.
  • Tkadlec E. Ekologie populací.. Olomouc, 2008.


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