Bi7960 Vertebrate fauna of the Czech Republic

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Adam Konečný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Adam Konečný, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Adam Konečný, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable
Wed 8:00–9:50 D32/329
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi2000 Anim. phylog. & divers. || Bi2090 Verteb. phylog. & divers. || SOUHLAS
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
Review of vertebrate fauna of the Czech Republic (lampreys - Petromyzontida, sturgeons - Acipenseriformes, bony fishes - Teleostei, amphibians - Lissamphibia and Amniota - reptiles, birds and mammals). Autochthonous and allochthonous species as well as extinct, endangered and invasive ones - their European distribution, distributional status in the Czech Republic, threats and protection.
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
to understand the recent distribution of particular species occurring in the area of the Czech Repulic in relation to Central European vertebrate fauna;
to understand and explain the life history of particular vertebrate species;
to evaluate on the basis of knowledge of distribution and ecological demands of species the level of threats (by Red lists) and rate of protection of rare species (by Czech law).
Learning outcomes
Knowledge of status, position in phylogenetic systems, distribution, occurrence and ecology of partial species focused on Czech fauna related to situation in Europe. Spatio-temporal changes in distribution and ecological demands.
Syllabus
  • Review of vertebrate fauna of the Czech Republic - position in modern phylogenetic systematics of vertebrates
  • Biogeography of aquatic and terrestrial Czech vertebrates
  • Distributional status, ecology, threats and protection of species in particular systematic groups of Czech vertebrates: lampreys - Petromyzontida, sturgeons - Acipenseriformes, bony fishes - Teleostei, amphibians - Lissamphibia and Amniota - reptiles, birds and mammals.
Literature
  • DUNGEL, Jan and Zdeněk ŘEHÁK. Atlas ryb, obojživelníků a plazů České a Slovenské republiky (A field guide to fishes, amphibians and reptiles of the Czech and Slovak Republics). 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 2005. 162 pp. 10037. ISBN 80-200-1282-6. info
  • DUNGEL, Jan and Jiří GAISLER. Atlas savců České a Slovenské republiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2002. 150 s. ISBN 8020010262. info
  • HUDEC, Karel. Atlas ptáků České a Slovenské republiky. Illustrated by Jan Dungel. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2001. 249 s. ISBN 9788020019899. info
Teaching methods
Teaching activities during the autumn semester 2020 will be in a form of online lectures regularly (every week) uploaded and several interactive online meetings with consultations and training tests through the semester.
Assessment methods
The evaluation will be based primarily on the final test taking into account individual activity during online meetings and training tests.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je primárně doporučen absolventům předmětů Bi2000 a Bi2090 a studentům Učitelství biologie pro SŠ
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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