Bi8030 Production biology
Faculty of Science
Autumn 2011 - acreditation
The information about the term Autumn 2011 - acreditation is not made public
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. Ing. Miloš Barták, CSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Martina Matoušková, PhD. (lecturer)
- prof. Ing. Miloš Barták, CSc.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Věra Faronová
- Course Enrollment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- At the end of this course student should be able to:
evaluate basic mechanisms and factors underlying plant biomass production in biosphere;
explain the processes of carbon fixation and carbon loss in plants;
relate the size of production and environmental factors;
analyze and predict of plant production based on mathematical modeling.
- ( 1 ) Productivity of the Earth ecosystems, global cycling of N and C
- ( 2 ) Solar energy as a basic energy source, spectral and energetic properties of solar radiation
- ( 3 ) Interception and absorption of solar radiation by plants, optical properties of leaves, components of radiation balance
- ( 4 ) Minerals, water, air and soil temperature as driving factors of plant production
- ( 5 ) Fotosynthesis and respiration, carbon balance, gross and nett photosynthesis, photochemical and biochemical part of photosynthesis. Principles of photoprotective mechanisms.
- ( 6 ) Transport and allocation of assimilates, source-sink relatin
- ( 7 ) Biomass growth in time, growth curves, analysis of growth processes
- ( 8 ) Limits of plant production, supplemental energy, agroecosystems, plant cultivation in artifical systems
- ( 9 ) Laboratory and field methods of plant production
- ( 10 ) Principals of production estimation on individual and community level. Mathematical simulation and modelling of plant production - basic terminology
- ( 11 ) Modelling of plant production, basic types of models
- ( 12 ) Plant production models, advantages and disadvantages, exaples of application in practice
- ( 13 ) The use of methods of plant production biology in practice
- BARTÁK, Miloš. Chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool in physiological plant ecology: Assessment of plant photosynthetic response to long-term elevated CO2. In Topics in Ecology. Structure and Function in Plants and Ecosystems. Antwerp: University of Antwerp, 2000. p. 211-221. ISBN 90-5728-022-1. info
- Handbook of functional plant ecology. Edited by Fernando Valladares - Francisco I. Pugnaire. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1999. xiv, 901 s. ISBN 0-8247-1950-6. info
- FITTER, Alastair and Robert HAY. Environmental physiology of plants. 3rd ed. San Diego: Academic press, 2002. xii, 367 s. ISBN 0-12-257766-3. info
- Teaching methods
- Assessment methods
- Final examination consists of written test and oral exam.
- Language in which the course is taught
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms
Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation
Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation