PřF:G6141 Environmental Geology - Course Information
G6141 Environmental GeologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/2. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
- Mgr. Michaela Buršíková (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Eva Geršlová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Štěpán Káňa (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Nečas (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. Eva Geršlová, Ph.D.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Ing. Jana Pechmannová
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
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G1021 General Geology G5081 Geochemistry
- 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
- there are 38 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- Students can apply general principles of geology in solving environmental problems. They will be able to define (1) planet systems and cycles, (2) to recognize hazardous geologic processes, (3) to analyse natural resources and the impact of their use to environment, (4) to interpret of types and migration of contaminants in environment, and (5) to apply principles of minimalization of human impact to environment and risk analysis.
- Learning outcomes
- Student after passing the course: - understand the interactions of geological and biological processes -can relate phenomena taking place in contact with the hydrosphere, atmosphere and geosphere - can define environmental risks - is able to design a suitable method of environmental risk assessment - is able to analyze current scientific knowledge in environmental geology - is able to orient itself in current legislation on environmental protection and waste management
- 1. Introduction, basic concepts and goals,
- 2. Man as a factor of geological change,
- 3. Biogeochemical and energy cycles,
- 4. Mineral Resources: Environmental Impacts of Mining,
- 5. Contaminants in the environment,
- 6. Soil degradation and contamination,
- 7. Water and its global threats,
- 8. Atmosphere and its global threats,
- 9.Waste management,
- 10. Environmental protection tools
- recommended literature
- Geology and the environment : an international manual in three volumes. Edited by Jevgenij Aleksandrovič Kozlovskij - Gerd Lüttig. Paris: UNESCO, 1992. 259 s. info
- not specified
- Keller A.E. (2017) Introduction to Environmental geology. Pearson. ISBN-13: 9780321741981
- Wright, Richard T. (2007) Environmental science: toward a sustainable future. Pearson.
- Reichard J. (2021) Environmental Geology. ISBN10: 1260368270
- Teaching methods
- lectures, class disucussion of detailed problems, individual field project
- Assessment methods
- Teaching methods: lectures, class exercises. Two written tests during semester - 70% of success is required, final written test.
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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