PřF:Bi8300 Quater. environ. - Course Information
Bi8300 Quaternary environmentsFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. RNDr. Michal Horsák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Roleček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Michal Horsák, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Michal Horsák, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- Bi1030 Inverteb. phylog. & divers. && Bi2030 High. plant phylog. & divers. && Bi5080 Basics of ecology
- 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
- there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course students should be able to understand history and methods of quaternary biota research; to describe an overview of climatic cycles since the Tertiary; to explain nature development through Pleistocene and Holocene, with the emphasis on the area of the Czech Republic and the European context.
- Learning outcomes
- Students will gain ability to: - understand the history and methods of quaternary biota research - understand causes of climatic changes since the Tertiary - explain nature development through Pleistocene and Holocene, with the emphasis on the area of the Czech Republic and the European context
- 1) History of quaternary environments and biota research. Overview of quaternary sediments and palaeoecological methods: pollen analysis, plant macroremains analysis, analysis of mollusc and vertebrate fossils.
- 2) Climate change in Earth's history and its causes: detailed overview since the Neogene. Division of the Quaternary and an overview of its chronology.
- 3) Quaternary climatic cycle: glacials and interglacials, environments of the last interglacial in Europe.
- 4) Environments of the last glacial in Europe and the area of Czech Republic (Central Asian analogues), glacial refugia of plants and animals (southern and cryptic).
- 5) Transition to Holocene, its stratigraphy, late Pleistocene extinctions.
- 6) Stratigraphy of Holocene, different climatic models.
- 7) Refugia and Holocene migrations of trees in Europe and the Czech Republic.
- 8) Palaeomalacology: changes in Central European mollusc communities since the Last Glacial Maximum.
- 9) The environments of early Holocene and the Mesolithic in Europe and the Czech Republic.
- 10) The environments of middle Holocene and the Neolithic and Eneolithic in Europe and the Czech Republic.
- 11) The environments of late Holocene and late cultures in Europe and the Czech Republic.
- 12) The Age and origin of recent habitats of Central Europe.
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- Roberts N. (1998): The Holocene: an environmental history (2nd ed.). Blackwell, Malden.
- Teaching methods
- 2 h lectures (12 per semester)
- Assessment methods
- oral exam consists of broader discussion on three lectured topics, 50% of correct student's answers is needed to pass
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further Comments
- The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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