ZX511 Lithogeography

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2012
Extent and Intensity
2/1. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
RNDr. Martin Culek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: RNDr. Martin Culek, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
PROGRAM ( N - GK ) || KREDITY_MIN ( 30 ) && Z0026 Physical geography
Absolutorium of course Z0026 Physical geography.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
1. recognize relevant types of bedrock;
2. Explain important physical and chemical features of above mentioned bedrocks;
3. Interpret these features in the respect of geomorphological weathering and erosion resistance;
4. Interpret how relevant bedrocks types influence landscapes, theirs georeliefs, soils and biotas;
5. Understand and apply geological maps;
6. Explain basical geological division of the Czech Republic and its nearest surroundings;
7. Know main bedrocks of Landscape regions of the Czech Republic and and explain their impact to their nature and landuse.
  • 1. Introduction, reasons for introducing of this new course Lithogeography. Manifestation of various bedrock types in the landscape. Division of bedrocks relavant in respect of geologists in contrary to that of geographers. Problematics of new bedrocks names.
  • 2. Division of bedrocks on the base of chemical composition
  • 3. Division of bedrocks on the base of geomorphological resistance
  • 4. Division of bedrocks on the base of their weathering and impact to the (micro-)clima.
  • 5. Disponibil geological maps in the Czech Republic and how to understand them. Geological professional institutions in the Czech Republic.
  • 6. Charakteristics of relevant types of bedrock, important from the view of geographers.
  • 7. Geological evolution of the Czech territory and nearest surroundigs
  • 8. Regional geological unites in the Czech Republic and influence of their bedrocks to the landscape (and landuse) character (5 lectures)
  • Aim of Seminars:
  • 1. Recognition of bedrocks (4 x))
  • 2. Visit to the Institute of geological sciences in the Masaryk University (1x))
  • 3. Practise with various geological maps (2x))
  • 4. Terrain exkursion (5 hod.) to the Brno surroundings with presentation of main bedrocks in Brno region. Recognoscation of their influence to the Landscape. (1x)
    required literature
  • CHLUPÁČ, Ivo. Geologická minulost České republiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2002. 436 s. ISBN 8020009140. info
  • KACHLÍK, Václav. Základy geologie. Edited by Ivo Chlupáč. 2. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2001. 342 s. ISBN 8024602121. info
  • Geologická mapa ČR 1:500 000
    recommended literature
  • Soubor geologických map ČR 1:50 000
  • DEMEK, Jaromír, Peter MACKOVČIN and Marek HAVLÍČEK. Zeměpisný lexikon - Hory a nížiny. Praha: AOPK ČR, VÚKOZ, 2006. 583 pp. ISBN 80-86064-99-9. info
  • CULEK, Martin, Antonín BUČEK, Vít GRULICH, Pavel HARTL, Antonín HRABICA, Jan KOCIÁN, Štěpán KYJOVSKÝ and Jan LACINA. Biogeografické členění České republiky. II. díl. (Biogeographical division of the Czech Republic. Vol. 2.). 1. vyd. Praha: Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, 2005. 589 pp. Biogeografické členění ČR, svazek 2. ISBN 80-86064-82-4. info
  • CULEK, Martin, Vít GRULICH and Dalibor POVOLNÝ. Biogeografické členění České republiky (Biogeographical division of the Czech Republic). Praha: Enigma, 1996. 347 pp. 1. ISBN 80-85368-80-3. info
Teaching methods
The lectures are held with use of powerpoint presentations with many photographs and pictures. About 5 hours takes self-study of electronical information sources. Main types of bedrocks are presented in seminars and students are to learn recognize them. Part of the seminars is dedicated to a terrain exkursion, where active approach is required.
Assessment methods
Oral exam consisting of recognition of 3 types of bedrock, presentation of understanding geological maps and a theoretical part.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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