Bi9420 Vegetation of Europe

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
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.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable
Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Tue 10:00–11:50 D31/238
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! B9420 Vegetation of Europe
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.
Syllabus
  • 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.
Literature
  • MUCINA, Ladislav, Helga BÜLTMANN, Klaus DIERSSEN, Jean-Paul THEURILLAT, Thomas RAUS, Andraž ČARNI, Kateřina ŠUMBEROVÁ, Wolfgang WILLNER, Jürgen DENGLER, Rosario GAVILÁN GARCÍA, Milan CHYTRÝ, Michal HÁJEK, Romeo DI PIETRO, Dmytro IAKUSHENKO, Jens PALLAS, Fred J. A. DANIËLS, Erwin BERGMEIER, Arnoldo SANTOS GUERRA, Nikolai ERMAKOV, Milan VALACHOVIČ, Joop H. J. SCHAMINÉE, Tatiana LYSENKO, Yakiv P. DIDUKH, Sandro PIGNATTI, John S. RODWELL, Jorge CAPELO, Heinrich E. WEBER, Ayzik SOLOMESHCH, Panayotis DIMOPOULOS, Carlos AGUIAR, Stephan M. HENNEKENS and Lubomír TICHÝ. Vegetation of Europe: hierarchical floristic classification system of vascular plant, bryophyte, lichen, and algal communities. Applied Vegetation Science. Wiley, 2016, vol. 19, SUPP 1, p. 3-264. ISSN 1402-2001. doi:10.1111/avsc.12257. info
  • LEUSCHNER, Christoph and Heinz ELLENBERG. Vegetation ecology of Central Europe. Translated by Laura Sutcliffe. Revised and extended version. Cham: Springer, 2017. xxxiv, 971. ISBN 9783319430409. info
  • LEUSCHNER, Christoph and Heinz ELLENBERG. Vegetation ecology of Central Europe. coastal to Alpine, natural to man-made habitats. Translated by Laura Sutcliffe. Revised and extended version. Cham: Springer, 2017. xxxiv, 109. ISBN 9783319430461. info
  • DIERSSEN, Klaus. Vegetation Nordeuropas. Stuttgart: Verlag Eugen Ulmer, 1996. 838 s. ISBN 3-8001-2700-8. info
  • HORVAT, Ivo, Vjekoslav GLAVAČ and Heinz ELLENBERG. Vegetation Südosteuropas. Jena: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1974. info
  • WALTER, Heinrich. Vegetation Osteuropas, Nord- und Zentralasiens. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1974. info
  • The vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula. Volume 2. Edited by Javier Loidi. Cham: Springer, 2017. xi, 640. ISBN 9783319548661. info
  • The vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula. Edited by Javier Loidi. Cham: Springer, 2017. xviii, 676. ISBN 9783319547824. 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
Teaching methods
Lecture.
Assessment methods
Oral exam: knowledge of ecology, distribution and dominant plant species of main vegetation formations of Europe.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
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 každém sudém roce.
Teacher's information
http://www.sci.muni.cz/botany/chytry/veg-eu/
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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