Bi9420 Vegetation of Europe

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Milan Chytrý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Milan Chytrý, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Milan Chytrý, Ph.D.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! B9420 Vegetation of Europe
Tento předmět je vhodné zapsat až po absolvování předmětu B6540 Vegetace České republiky, není to však podmínkou.
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
Characteristics of the major types of European vegetation are given, according to the principal vegetation-geographic regions. The focus is on ecology of dominant species, notably trees, potential natural vegetation of particular regions, phytogeographical affinities of the most typical species, habitats, history and dynamics, including human influences.
  • 1. Major climatic gradients in Europe, division of Europe into vegetation-geographical regions, main literature sources on European vegetation.
  • 2. Mediterranean vegetation.
  • 3. Submediterranean vegetation.
  • 4. Vegetation of southern European mountain ranges.
  • 5. Vegetation of Crimea and the Caucasus.
  • 6. Vegetation of eastern European steppe.
  • 7. Forest steppe of eastern and central Europe.
  • 8. Vegetation of the Alps.
  • 9. Vegetation of the Carpathians.
  • 10. Vegetation of central Europe north of the Alps and Carpathians.
  • 11. Oceanic vegetation of western Europe.
  • 12. Boreal vegetation.
  • 13. Tundra vegetation.
  • DIERSSEN, Klaus. Vegetation Nordeuropas. Stuttgart: Verlag Eugen Ulmer, 1996. 838 s. ISBN 3-8001-2700-8. info
  • ELLENBERG, Heinz. Vegetation Mitteleuropas mit den Alpen in ökologischer, dynamisher und historischer Sicht. 5. veränd. und verb. Aufl. Stuttgart: Verlag Eugen Ulmer, 1996. 1095 s. ISBN 3-8001-2696-6. info
  • HORVAT, Ivo, Vjekoslav GLAVAČ and Heinz ELLENBERG. Vegetation Südosteuropas. Jena: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1974. info
  • POLUNIN, Oleg. Flowers of Greece and the Balkans. A field guide. Oxford, New York, Tokyo: Oxford University Press, 1997. info
  • POLUNIN, Oleg and B.E. SMYTHIES. Flowers of South-West Europe. A field guide. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. info
  • WALTER, Heinrich. Vegetation Osteuropas, Nord- und Zentralasiens. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1974. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Oral exam: knowledge of ecology, distribution and dominant plant species of main vegetation formations of Europe.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: V roce 1999 a potom v každém sudém roce.
The course is taught: every week.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.