PřF:Bi5210 Plant population ecology - Course Information
Bi5210 Plant population ecologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/0/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. Lubomír Tichý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. Lubomír Tichý, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Lubomír Tichý, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
- ! B5210 Plant ecology
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
- Ecological and Evolutionary Biology (programme PřF, B-EKB)
- Course objectives
- The course is an introduction to plant population ecology. It characterises life and grow forms, life strategies, plant clonal growth, types of plant reproduction and interspecific and intraspecific competition.
- Learning outcomes
- The student will be able to explain the behaviour of plant species in space and time with using real examples and understand possibilities of their co-existence under different ecological conditions at the end of the course.
- 1. Population definition, demography. 2. Life forms. 3. Life cycle of annual, biennial and perennial species. 4. Generative reproduction: pollination, seed production and their dispersion, seed bank, dormancy. 5. Types of vegetative dispersal - clonality. 6. Colonisation, expansion a invasion. Allelopathy. 7. Intraspecific competition, regulation of population density. 8. Interspecific competition, parasitism, mutualism, herbivory, carnivory. 9. Plant life strategies. 10. Metapopulations.
- required literature
- BEGON, Michael, John L. HARPER and Colin R. TOWNSEND. Ekologie : jedinci, populace a společenstva. Translated by Bronislava Grygová - Barbara Köberleová - Zdeněk Brandl. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, 1997. xxiv, 949. ISBN 8070676957. info
- Teaching methods
- Theoretical knowledge will be presented in lectures.
- Assessment methods
- Final examination is oral. The knowledge of presented topics and above cited literature is examined.
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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