Bi5210 Plant population ecology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Lubomír Tichý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Lubomír Tichý, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Lubomír Tichý, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
! B5210 Plant ecology
BI5080 Basics of ecology
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is an introduction to plant population ecology. It characterises life and grow forms, life strategies, plant clonal growth, types of plant reproduction and interspecific and intraspecific competition.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to explain the behaviour of plant species in space and time with using real examples and understand possibilities of their co-existence under different ecological conditions at the end of the course.
  • 1. Population definition, demography. 2. Life forms. 3. Life cycle of annual, biennial and perennial species. 4. Generative reproduction: pollination, seed production and their dispersion, seed bank, dormancy. 5. Types of vegetative dispersal - clonality. 6. Colonisation, expansion a invasion. Allelopathy. 7. Intraspecific competition, regulation of population density. 8. Interspecific competition, parasitism, mutualism, herbivory, carnivory. 9. Plant life strategies. 10. Metapopulations.
    required literature
  • BEGON, Michael, John L. HARPER and Colin R. TOWNSEND. Ekologie : jedinci, populace a společenstva. Translated by Bronislava Grygová - Barbara Köberleová - Zdeněk Brandl. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, 1997. xxiv, 949. ISBN 8070676957. info
    recommended literature
  • KREBS, Charles J. Ecology :the experimental analysis of distribution and abundance. 5th ed. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings, 2001. xx, 695 s. ISBN 0-321-04289-1. info
  • SLAVÍKOVÁ, Jiřina. Ekologie rostlin. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1986. 366 s. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical knowledge will be presented in lectures.
Assessment methods
Final examination is oral. The knowledge of presented topics and above cited literature is examined.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
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.
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