PřF:Bi5080 Basics of ecology - Course Information
Bi5080 Basics of ecologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. Michal Hájek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Světlana Zahrádková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. RNDr. Světlana Zahrádková, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Světlana Zahrádková, Ph.D.
- Thu 8:00–9:50 BR3
- 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
- Mathematical Biology (programme PřF, B-BI)
- General Biology (programme PřF, B-BI, specialization Plant Physiology)
- General Biology (programme PřF, B-BI, specialization Physiology of Animals)
- General Biology (programme PřF, B-BI, specialization Microbiology)
- Systematic Biology and Ecology (programme PřF, B-BI)
- Systematic Biology and Ecology (programme PřF, B-BI, specialization Systematic Botany and Ecology)
- Systematic Biology and Ecology (programme PřF, B-BI, specialization Systematic Zoology and Ecology)
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course students should be able to undestand and explain the basic terms used in ecology (i.e. ecology of individuals, populations, communitites and ecosystems). In addition, they will understand basic concepts of ecology and will be able to show concrete examples from nature; will understand basic processes in nature and will acquire the diversity and functioning of major Central-European habitats and worldwide biomes.
- Introduction, basic definitions and history, organisms and their environment, basic ecological factors, conditions and resources. Solar radiation and its changes in atmosphere, utilisation of the radiation in the photosynthesis, adaptations on the annual and diurnal variability of the solar radiaton. Temperature drops, ectothermic and endothermic organisms, adaptations to low and high temperatures, temperature and distribution of species. Soil, pedogenetic processes, humus and edaphon, soil types in the Czech Republic. Water and aquatic environments - characteristics, types, adaptations of organisms. Ecological importance of water, soil, air and edafic factors. Organisms as habitats, hosts and parasites, life-cycles and dispersal, coevolution. Populations, their attributes and dynamic, intra- and interspecific interactions. Communities, spatio-temporal aspects of diversity, concept of ecological niche. Biomes, ecosystems, biomass, productivity, energy and material flow, food chains, biochemical cycles, biosphere. Ecosystems of central Europe. Applied ecology, environmental pollution, biomonitoring and bioindication.
- 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
- SLAVÍKOVÁ, Jiřina. Ekologie rostlin. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1986. 366 s. info
- LOSOS, Bohumil. Ekologie živočichů. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1984. 316 s. info
- Teaching methods
- Assessment methods
- Written test or oral exam - dependent on the number of students Test - 30 questions, scale A-F
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
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- Bi5831 Bachelor thesis of ecological and evolutionary biology I
(Bi1030) && (Bi2090) && (Bi1090) && (Bi2030) && (Bi5080) && (JA001 || JA002 || JA001A)
- Bi6340 Community ecology and macroecology
- Bi7007 Bioindication and surface water ecological status assessment
- Bi7253 Ecology of birds
- Bi7680 Animal Population Ecology
- Bi8001 Pedobiology
(Bi1030 || Bi2000) && Bi5080
- Bi8060 Behavioral ecology
- Bi8300 Quaternary environments
Bi1030 && Bi2030 && Bi5080
- Bi4061 Biogeography for Zoologists