Bi8185 Forest ecology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jan Roleček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jan Roleček, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Jan Roleček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable
Fri 12:00–13:50 D32/329
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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
At the end of the course, the students will understand the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems on different levels of hierarchy; they will know major species of forest trees in the Czech Republic, their biology and habitat preferences; they will understand the importance of different site factors for different forest types; they will be able to look at different aspects of forest ecosystems (vegetation, invertebrates, birds, fungi etc.); they will understand the holocene history of forests in Central Europe; they will know the main types of forest vegetation in the Czech Republic and their habitat preferences.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will:
- understand the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems on different levels of hierarchy;
- know major species of forest trees in the Czech Republic, their biology and habitat preferences;
- understand the importance of different site factors for different forest types;
- be able to compare and syntesize different aspects of knowledge of forest ecosystems (vegetation, invertebrates, birds, fungi etc.);
- understand the holocene history of forests in Central Europe;
- know the main types of forest vegetation in the Czech Republic and their habitat preferences.
Syllabus
  • Introduction.
  • General character of forest biomes in Central Europe.
  • Site factors: forest climate, light, temperature, water, wind, fire.
  • Soil and nutrients.
  • Dynamics.
  • Holocene development.
  • Traditional and modern forest management.
  • Major forest types in the Czech Republic.
  • Ecology of major forest tree species in the Czech Republic.
  • Another aspects of forests: Forests and molluscs
  • Ecology of forest birds
  • Dynamics of natural temperate forests
  • Fungi and forests
Literature
  • Vegetation survey of the Czech republic. Edited by Jaroslav Moravec. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1998. 63 s. ISBN 8020006753. info
  • MORAVEC, Jaroslav, Miroslava HUSOVÁ, Milan CHYTRÝ and Zdenka NEUHÄUSLOVÁ. Přehled vegetace České republiky. Svazek 2. Hygrofilní, mezofilní a xerofilní opadavé lesy (Vegetation Survey of the Czech Republic. Volume 2. Hygrophilous, mesophilous and xerophilous deciduous forests). Praha: Academia, 2000. 319 pp. ISBN 80-200-0762-8. info
  • HUSOVÁ, Miroslava and Jaroslav JIRÁSEK. Vegetation survey of the Czech republic. Edited by Jaroslav Moravec. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2002. 127 s. ISBN 8020006753. info
  • NEUHÄUSLOVÁ-NOVOTNÁ, Zdeňka. Vegetation survey of the Czech republic. Edited by Jaroslav Moravec. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2003. 78 s. ISBN 8020006753. info
  • NEUHÄUSLOVÁ, Zdenka, Denisa BLAŽKOVÁ, Vít GRULICH, Miroslava HUSOVÁ, Milan CHYTRÝ, Jan JENÍK, Jaroslav JIRÁSEK, Jiří KOLBEK, Zdeněk KROPÁČ, Vojen LOŽEK, Jaroslav MORAVEC, Karel PRACH, Kamil RYBNÍČEK, Eliška RYBNÍČKOVÁ and Jiří SÁDLO. Mapa potenciální přirozené vegetace České republiky. Textová část (Map of potential natural vegetation of the Czech Republic. Explanatory text.). Praha: Academia, 1998. 341 pp. ISBN 80-200-0687-7. info
Teaching methods
Lectures; attendance not compulsory, but suggested. Experts invited for several topics.
Assessment methods
Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: v lichých letech (podzim 2015, 2017, ...).
Teacher's information
http://www.sci.muni.cz/botany/rolecek/Ekolesa1.htm
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2015, autumn 2017.
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