Bi0321 Plant Polar Biology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Ing. Miloš Barták, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jan Gloser, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Josef Hájek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Pavel Prošek, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Miloš Barták, CSc.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Věra Faronová
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 the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course, a student should understand (1) backgroung and principles of structure and function of polar vegetation oases, critical environmental farctors inpolar regions, acclimation and adaptation strategies of plants to extreme polar environments
(2) basics of field work in plar regions, polar expedition scheduling and organization
(3) based on case studies analsis, he/she should be able to point out critical points of plant studies in polar regions
  • Polar environment
  • Polar regions
  • Plants in the Arctic and Antarctics
  • Vegetation of coastal and continental Antarctica
  • Vascular plants (Antarctica versus Svalbard) case studies
  • Algae and cyanobacteria
  • Mosses and lichens
  • Higher plants
  • Physiology of plant acclimation and adaptation
  • Plant microclimatology
  • Plant stress physiology in the Arctic and Antarctic
  • Case studies from the James Ross Island, galindez Island, King George Island - Antarctica
  • Case studies fro Svalbard
Teaching methods
Commented case studies
Assessment methods
oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: na vyžádáná možnost výuky v angličtině.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019.

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