Bi7685 Fundamentals of Production Ecology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Jan Helešic, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jan Helešic, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Jan Helešic, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 19. 9. to Sun 18. 12. Wed 10:00–11:50 D31/239
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi6340 Macro- and community 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
Course objectives
Additional course to basic ecology focused on bienergetic cycles, methods of assessment of biomass and production in ecosystems and bioms.
  • Energetic balance;
  • Water balance;
  • Biogeochemical cycles;
  • Energy flow and productivity of ecosystems
  • - Freshwater ecosystems,
  • - Ocean ecosystems,
  • - Forest ecosystems,
  • - Meadow ecosystem,
  • - Agroecosystems and others terrestrial systems;
  • Phyto-biomass and productivity of biosphere;
  • Productivity and human nutrition.
  • 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
  • Cvičení z ekologie živočichů. Edited by Bohumil Losos. Vyd. 1. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1992. 229 s. ISBN 8021005181. info
  • DYKYJOVÁ, Dagmar. Metody studia ekosystémů. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1989. 690 s. info
  • DUVIGNEAUD, Paul. Ekologická syntéza. Translated by Václav Mezřický. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1988. 414 s. info
  • LOSOS, Bohumil. Ekologie živočichů. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1984. 316 s. info
  • ZLATNÍK, Alois. Základy ekologie [Zlatník, 1973]. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní zemědělské nakladatelství, 1973. 281 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures with discussion
Assessment methods
Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: podzimní semestr sudých let.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014.
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