Course: Ecology

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Course title Ecology
Course code KBI/K411
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vašinová Karina, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. History and definition of ecology, terminology and classification of ecology 2. Organism and his environment, abiotic factors, types of adaptations 3. The main ecological factors and theirs influence to organism 4. Food relations between organism,types of food strategies 5. Characteristic and function of population (density, abundance, dynamics and the other) 6. Interspecific and intraspecific interactions between organism 7. Types, structures and characteristic of biocenosis, dynamic during the time 8. Structure, function and basic relationships in the ecosystem, steadiness and balance 9. The principle of biogeographical conception of islands 10.Biosphere and his structure and characteristic 11.Biodiversity, his components and methods of measures 12.Modification of biodiversity during the time period, main characteristic of phenology

Learning activities and teaching methods
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.


Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Begon, Harper a kol. Ekologie, jedinci, populace a společenstva. Nakl. UP Olomouc.. UP Olomouc, 1997.
  • Divigneaud P. Ekologická syntéza. Academia . Praha.. 1988.
  • Dorst, J. Ohrožená příroda. Praha, Orbis, 1985.
  • Kudrna K. a kol. Biosféra a lidstvo. Academia. Praha.. 1988.
  • Losos, B. Ekologie živočichů. SPN Praha, 316 pp.. 1984.
  • Pivnička K. Ekologie. Univerzita Karlova. Praha.. 1988.
  • Pollock, S. Atlas ohrožených živočichů (The Atlas of Endangered Animals). Praha, NDOP, 64 s., 1995.
  • Slavíková J. Ekologie rostlin. SPN. Praha.. 1986.
  • Vlasák, P. 1986. Ekologie savců. Academia, Praha. 291 str..
  • Wilmer P, Stone G., Johnston I. Environmental Physiology of Animals (second edition). Blackwell Publishing, 2 5.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Biology (A14) Biology courses 2 Summer