Course: Ecology

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Course title Ecology
Course code UECHI/C006
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Tomášková Markéta, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Chýlková Jaromíra, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Introduction, subject of ecology as scientific discipline. Relations to conservative biology and applied environmental ecology, historical background. Rice and development ecology, ecology and environment. Abiotic factors as boundary factors: atmosphere, water, soil, fire. Biotic factors as boundary factors: variety and individuum in ecosystem, population, community. Ecosystem - structure, function, importance. Relationship between ecology and environment, definition of the environment. People and landscape development, landscape ecology. Public administration in environment. Basic laws about environment in CZ and EU. Anthropogenic pollution and activity to sustainable development.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Students should familiarize with basic context of global environmental problems and position ecology in environmental science.
Students get basic overview about ecology and they are able to take one's bearings in problems of environmental.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of ecology in the scope of secondary schools education.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

The final exam has only writing part.
Recommended literature
  • Bajer T, Janko J., Vyskočil A. Základy ekologie a toxikologie. VŠCHT Pardubice, 1989.
  • Demek J. Úvod do teorie krajiny. Stud. Geografica, Brno, 1975.
  • FORMAN, R. T., GODRON, M. Krajinná ekologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1993..
  • Meadows D. The limits to Growth. Potomack Ass.Book, New York, 1972.
  • Odum E.P. Fundamentals of Ecology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1971.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2014) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2015) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2013) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (2016) Printing, working with paper, film and photography 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Winter