C6490 Methods of Field Research in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. RNDr. Luděk Bláha, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Milan Sáňka, Dr. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D.
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 18 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/18, only registered: 0/18, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/18
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students are acqainted with many field methods for environmental studies and monitoring during week stay at Kosetice observatory in beautiful natural area.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- characterize activities of the observatory and describe its measuring equipment
- perform hydrobiological sampling and determine main organisms
- perform soil biota sampling and determine main organisms
- describe soil profile and interpret soil probe
- perform phytocaenological and identify main plant species
- discuss various aspects of fiel methods
  • The first day: arrival, accomodation, introduction of the course plan
  • Next days: thematically oriented blocks, where students are meet following topics:
  • a) soil science survey b) plant determination c) determination of aquatic organisms c) determination of soil organisms d) observatory activities and equipment
  • VÁŇA, M., I. HOLOUBEK, A. PACL, J. PEKÁREK, V. SMRČKOVÁ, P. MACHÁLEK, Jan HELEŠIC, Zdeněk ŠEDA, V. ADAMEC, M. JANOUCH, J. HONZÁK, Alena ANSORGOVÁ, Jiří KOHOUTEK, Irena HOLOUBKOVÁ, V. SHATALOV, Sergej DUTCHAK, D. FOTTOVÁ, J. HRUŠKA, Jakub HOFMAN and Petr ANDĚL. Quality of the natural environment in the Czech Republic at the regional level. Results of the Košetice Observatory. Praha: ČHMÚ Praha, 2001. 189 pp. ISBN 80-85813-88-2. info
  • HOLOUBEK, Ivan, Alena ANSORGOVÁ, Jiří KOHOUTEK, Irena HOLOUBKOVÁ, M. VÁŇA, A. PACL, J. PEKÁREK and V. SMRČKOVÁ. Regional background monitoring of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic compounds in Central Europe - I:Overview of 12 years of TOCOEN project. Meteorologický časopis. Praha, 2001, vol. 4, No 2, p. 3-18. ISSN 1335-339X. info
Teaching methods
Week stay at Kosetice observatory of Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. All day terrain exercises with visiting experts. Independent work on submitted tasks. Creating final report.
Assessment methods
Credits granted only for students present, actively participating and those who provide final report
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.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 1 týden.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018.