Ze0112 Soils and Biota of the Earth

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Jaromír Kolejka, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radek Durna (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jaromír Kolejka, CSc.
Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Kateřina Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Mon 17:00–17:50 učebna 30
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Ze0112/01: Tue 15:00–15:50 učebna 57, J. Kolejka
Ze0112/02: Tue 19:00–19:50 učebna 42, J. Kolejka
Ze0112/03: Thu 10:00–10:50 učebna 34, J. Kolejka
The basic knowledge from the high school soil science and biology is assumed as satisfactory as well as basics from the terminology used in these subjects.
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
The aim the subject is the presentation of basic scientific knowledge of soil science and biogeography to students. The essential information about the main soil roles in the environment, their basic components and features, diagnostics, classification and territorial distribution in Czech Repubic be provided in soilgeographical part of lectures. Finally the transfer options for the pedological and biogeographical knowledge to the secondary school pupils will be demonstrated. Students are able to distinguish the basic soil types and kinds and to evaluate them according to their importance for the development of the nature and economic utilizing. In  biogeography, the students will be familiar with the contents   main biogeographic terms, basic properties of living matter, the roles of organisms in the environment, relations of orgamisms with environmental factors. The main group of life forms of plants and biogeographic division of the Earth will be demonstrated.
Learning outcomes
The student can work with basic soil science and biogeographical literature. He/she knows well the meaning of professional terms. He/she can compose expert text on these topics. He/she knows map and data sources. He/she understands the relationship between soils and biota and other natural components of the landscape. He/she understands the importance of soils and the biota for human life and work.
  • List of lectures:
  • 1. Pedology as a science: Research object, subject, methods and internal division.
  • 2. Soils in the environment.
  • 3. Basic soil components and features.
  • 4. Diagnostic features of soils.
  • 5. Classification and distribution of soils in Czech Republic.
  • 10. Didactic application of soil geographical a biogeographical knowledge in secondary school education with regard to geographic standards and curriculum.
  • 7. The main concepts of biogeography.
  • 8. Basic characteristics of living matter.
  • 9. The role of   organisms in the environment.
  • 10. Relations between orgamisms and environmental factors.
  • 11. The main group of life forms of plants.
  • 12th Biogeographic division of the Earth.
    recommended literature
  • TOMÁŠEK, Milan. Půdy České republiky. 3. vyd. Praha: Česká geologická služba, 2003. 67 s., [41. ISBN 80-7075-607-1. info
  • HYNEK, Alois. Pedogeografie. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1984. 320 s. info
  • NĚMEC, Antonín. Typy lesních půd. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní zemědělské nakladatelství, 1954. 283 s. info
Teaching methods
Oral lecture, individual work of students (compilation pedological map of individual residence area, cartometric work on topic map of vegetation).
Assessment methods
Subject themes are presented in oral lectures. Final exam is obligatory. If the written exam is successful, oral one is not necessary. Credits from the seminary represent the exam precondition.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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