Bi9980 Protected areas of Central Europe

Faculty of Science
autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Pavel Novák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Petr Bureš, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Pavel Novák, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 12:00–13:50 D31/238
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
The main aim of the course is to deepen knowledge of students about nature of Central Europe (based on examples of protected areas of Eastern Alps, Carpathians and Pannonian Basin). Next aims are to put nature of the Czech Republic into broader context of Central European nature and to provide information concerning basic ecophenomena of the Central European landscape.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, student will be able to: - summarize and describe crucial attributes of Central European nature. - briefly decribe mainly Central European ecophenomena. - to put main knowledge about Czech nature to the broader context onf the Central European nature. - to provide basic information about selected national parks of Central Europe. - to describe categorization of large-scale protected areas of Central European countries.
  • Within the course, selected large-scale protected areas (mainly national parks of Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia) will be described. Basic information about their abiotic conditions will be provided as well as information about biota and current environmental problems. Crucial ecophenomena (e.g. dolomite, serpentinite, karst) of Central European landscape will be also discussed. Examples of the described areas: NP Malá Fatra, NP Veľká Fatra, Tatra NP, NP Slovenský kras, NP Poloniny (all Slovakia); NP Hohe Tauern, NP Neusiedler See-Seewinkel (both Austria), NP Duna-Ipoly, NP Kiskunsági (both Hungary), NP Triglav (Slovenia).
    recommended literature
  • Kučera T. (2005): Koncept ekologických fenoménů v interpretaci středoevropské vegetace. – Malacologica Bohemoslov. 3 (2005): 47–77.
  • LOŽEK, Vojen. Po stopách pravěkých dějů : o silách, které vytvářely naši krajinu. 1. vyd. Praha: Dokořán, 2011. 181 s. ISBN 9788073633011. info
  • LOŽEK, Vojen. Zrcadlo minulosti : česká a slovenská krajina v kvartéru. 1. vyd. Praha: Dokořán, 2007. 198 s. ISBN 9788073630959. info
  • Katalóg biotopov Slovenska. Edited by Viera Stanová - Milan Valachovič. [1. vyd.]. Bratislava: DAPHNE - Inštitút aplikovanej ekológie, 2002. 225 s. ISBN 80-89133-00-2. info
Teaching methods
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: Předmět běží v podzimním semestru lichých let.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
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