Bi8761 Introduction to Field Invertebrate Zoology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. RNDr. Jana Schenková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Michal Horsák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Božena Koubková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Petr Pařil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Mgr. Stanislav Pekár, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Dipl. Biol. Jiří Schlaghamerský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jaromír Vaňhara, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Marie Zhai, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jana Schenková, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Jana Schenková, Ph.D.
Thu 13:00–14:50 BpeR
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi1030 Syst. & evol. of invertebrates && SOUHLAS
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to introduce basic field and laboratory methods of studying the invertebrates; to give brief information about research topics performed in the Department of Botany and Zoology and describes in details those concerning the invertebrate animals; to give basic knowledge necessary to study the animals in the field (choice of localities, sampling material, creating collections and databases) and has to aid the choice of the students' bachelor theses. The course is prepared for bachelor students of the first year of study of Systematic Biology and Ecology, specialization Zoology.
  • 1. Faunistic research bases: localization, selection of locality, material collection and conservation, databases creating 2. Designing field studies 3. Aquatic ecosystems – running waters – methods of study 4. Aquatic ecosystems – running waters – invertebrates (insects excluded) – ecology, material sampling, conservation 5. Aquatic ecosystems – running waters – insects – material sampling, conservation 6. Aquatic ecosystems – stagnant waters – methods of study 7. Semi-aquatic ecosystems – spring fens and hyporheal – methods of study 8. Terrestrial ecosystems – soil zoology – methods of study, material sampling, conservation 9. Terrestrial ecosystems – entomology – methods of study, material sampling, conservation 10. Parasitology – unicellular parasites – methods of study 11. Parasitology – Platyhelminthes – methods of study 12. Parasitology – Acanthocephala, Nematoda – methods of study
  • Sawyer, R.T., 1986: Leech biology and Behaviour, vol. 1-3. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
  • Ložek V., 1956. Klíč československých měkkýšů [Key of Czechoslovak Molluscs]. Vydavatelstvo SAV, Bratislava.
  • Barker, G.M. (ed.), 2001. The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs. CABI Publishing, Wallingford.
  • Hrabě, S., 1981: Vodní máloštětinatci (Oligochaeta) Československa [aquatic Oligochaeta of Czechoslovakia]. – Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Biologia 1979: 1–168.
Assessment methods
1 h lecture and following 1 h practise weekly, final individual project
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Určeno pouze pro studenty 1. nebo 2. ročníku Bc studia
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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