G6141 Environmental Geology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2024
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
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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
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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