ZX701 Polar ecology course 2 - geosciences

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: graded credit.
doc. Mgr. Kamil Láska, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Daniel Nývlt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Zdeněk Stachoň, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Slavomír Nehyba, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zbyněk Engel, PhD. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Kopalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Hanáček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Kavan (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Kamil Láska, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/10, only registered: 0/10, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/10
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The subject consists of a field course focused on individual research projects of students during the two-weeks stay on Svalbard. The result of this course will be learning of field research methods in different geoscientific disciplines and compiling of a research project final report, which will be presented during the closing seminar.
    recommended literature
  • Brock, F.V., Richardson, S.J. (2001): Meteorological Measurement systems. Oxford University Press, USA, 304 s.
  • Foken, T. (2008): Micrometeorology. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 306 s.
  • French, H. M. (2007): The Periglacial Environment. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 458 s.
  • King, J., C., Turner, J. (1997): Antarctic Meteorology and Climatology. Cambridge University Press, 409 s.
  • Tucker, M.E. (2003): Sedimentary Rocks in the FIeld. Third Edition. Wiley, 234 pp.
  • Evans, D.J.A., Benn, D.I. (2004): A practical guide to the study of glacial sediments. Arnold, 266 pp.
  • Benn, D.I., Evans, D.J.A. (2010): Glaciers & Glaciation. Second Edition, Hodder Education, 802 pp.
  • Hubbard, B., Glasser, N. (2005): Field Techniques in Glaciology and Glacial Geomorphology. Wiley, 400 pp.
  • Sharp, M., Richards, K.S., Tranter, M. (1998): Glacier Hydrology and Hydrochemistry. Wiley, 342 pp.
Teaching methods
field work in groups, analytical processing, final report presentation
Assessment methods
field work participation, presentation and defendence of final scientific report
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 dní.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2015, recent)
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