Course: Biogeography - Phytogeography

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Course title Biogeography - Phytogeography
Course code KBI/P409
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kubát Karel, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Course description: This lecture-based course will provide students with a foundation in biogeographical concepts as they apply to these issues and to others in ressource management, land-use planning, and environmental policy. Although biogeography spans a range of subfields, this course is focused on the components of biogeography most relevant to an applied understanding of recent and historic human-environment interaction. Biogeography is an integrative discipline that unites concepts and informations from ecology, physical geography, plant and animal biology as well as evolutionary biology. The course of biogeography will acquaint students with the distribution patterns of wild animals and plants and the factors that determine these patterns. Students by the end of this course, will be able to use ecological and biogeographical terminology; be able to map the distribution and describe the nature of earth´s major terrestrial biomes and be able to explain the variety of the geographic ranges and areas of living organisms. Course programme: Status the main principles of biogeohraphy Objectives of phytogeography Basic data elements of phytogeography, phytogeographic provinces (floristic provinces) and elements. Questions and approaches i phytogeography shared Phytogeography, distribution of genetic variation and , historical biogeography, and general plant distribution patterns.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Historical and recent distribution of plants and its causation. Distribution areas. Origin of cultivated plants.


Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Hendrych R. Fytogeografie. SPN, Praha. 1984.
  • Tolmačev A. I.. Základy nauky o areálech. Praha 1976. (Skriptum).
  • Walter H. Vegetationszonen und Klima. Jena. 1970.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Biology (A8) Biology courses 2 Summer