Bi4360 Field practice in zoology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
doc. RNDr. Jana Schenková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Sychra, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Bartonička, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jindřiška Bojková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Michal Horsák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Adam Konečný, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Bc. Barbora Loskotová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Igor Malenovský, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Petr Pařil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Dipl. Biol. Jiří Schlaghamerský, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Andrea Špalek Tóthová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marie Zhai, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Bc. Jakub Žák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jana Schenková, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology – Biology Section – Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Jana Schenková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology – Biology Section – Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
Bi4360/I_turnus: No timetable has been entered into IS.
Bi4360/II_turnus: No timetable has been entered into IS.
Bi4360/III_turnus: No timetable has been entered into IS.
Bi4360/IV_turnus: No timetable has been entered into IS.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi1030 Inverteb. phylog. & divers. && ( Bi2090 Verteb. phylog. & divers. || NOW ( Bi2090 Verteb. phylog. & divers. )) && ! Bi2140 Zool. field practice && ! Bi4360 Field pract. zool.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Field practice near Brancouze (Jihlava district), in the surroundigs of Brno and in the area of southern Moravia. Identification of invertebrates and vertebrates under natural conditions. Diagnostic characters of dominant species and their immature stages, ecological and trophic relations.
Learning outcomes
At the end of course student will: - be able to identify aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates and vertebrates (including bird voices identification) - have knowledge about their biology - be able to classify taxa into phylogenetic system
  • Field practice in different ecosystems, terrestrial and aquatic fauna, species confined to soil, standing and running waters, vegetation and special ecosystems. Besic information about species and their bionomy as well as ecology. Organisation of species into communities, interspecific relations.
  • Identification of invertebrate and vertebrate species in situ followed by precise identification in "laboratory" using special identification keys. Interactive internet handbook for aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates is available.
  • Gaisler, Jiří - Rozkošný, Rudolf. Terénní práce ze zoologie. 2. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 1981. 317 s. ISBN 55-043-81.
Teaching methods
5-day field trip
Assessment methods
identification and knowledge of biology of aquatic invertebrates, terrestrial invertebrates and vertebrates is required for the credit
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Bc obor Biologie se zaměřením na vzdělání a Mgr obor Učitelství biologie pro střední školx ukončuje KZ, u Mgr oboru Učitelství biologie a geologie pro střední školy možno ukončit zápočtem
The course is taught annually.
General note: Studenti si sami hradí (velmi levné) ubytování a stravování.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 8 dní.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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