C6490 Methods of Field Research in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: z (credit). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
RNDr. Roman Prokeš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Dr. Milan Váňa (seminar tutor), prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Karel Brabec, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Milan Sáňka, Dr. (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D.
Supplier department: RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Students are acqainted with many field methods for environmental studies and monitoring during week stay at Kosetice observatory in beautiful natural area.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- characterize activities of the observatory and describe its measuring equipment
- perform hydrobiological sampling and determine main organisms
- perform soil biota sampling and determine main organisms
- describe soil profile and interpret soil probe
- perform phytocaenological and identify main plant species
- discuss various aspects of fiel methods
  • The first day: arrival, accomodation, introduction of the course plan, introduction of observatory and its measurements
  • Next days: thematically oriented blocks of 3 general topics: soil, water and air
  • VÁŇA, M., I. HOLOUBEK, A. PACL, J. PEKÁREK, V. SMRČKOVÁ, P. MACHÁLEK, Jan HELEŠIC, Zdeněk ŠEDA, V. ADAMEC, M. JANOUCH, J. HONZÁK, Alena ANSORGOVÁ, Jiří KOHOUTEK, Irena HOLOUBKOVÁ, V. SHATALOV, Sergej DUTCHAK, D. FOTTOVÁ, J. HRUŠKA, Jakub HOFMAN and Petr ANDĚL. Quality of the natural environment in the Czech Republic at the regional level. Results of the Košetice Observatory. Praha: ČHMÚ Praha, 2001. 189 pp. ISBN 80-85813-88-2. info
  • HOLOUBEK, Ivan, Alena ANSORGOVÁ, Jiří KOHOUTEK, Irena HOLOUBKOVÁ, M. VÁŇA, A. PACL, J. PEKÁREK and V. SMRČKOVÁ. Regional background monitoring of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic compounds in Central Europe - I:Overview of 12 years of TOCOEN project. Meteorologický časopis. Praha, 2001, vol. 4, No 2, p. 3-18. ISSN 1335-339X. info
Teaching methods
Week stay at Kosetice observatory of Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. All day terrain exercises with visiting experts. Independent work on submitted tasks. Creating final report.
Assessment methods
Credits granted only for students present, actively participating and those who provide final report
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.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 1 týden.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, spring 2018.
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