Course: Model plants in the environmental research

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Course title Model plants in the environmental research
Course code CBG/DMFYT
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Chocholoušková Zdeňka, RNDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic types of environment (ecosystems) in Europe and their causes changes in the Holocene as a result of human activities. The course introduces the use of some representative groups of plants as indicators of environmental changes. The history of plant research as a tool of indication botany. Conservation of plants. Invasive and expansive plant species in the Czech Republic, in Europe and in the world. The issue of plant invasions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Seminar, Field trip
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Student should have general knowledge of botanical and environmental sciences. He/she should be interested in scientific approach in solving of environmental problems.
professional skills
Student určuje základní druhy rostlin, vědecky uvažuje.
general eligibility
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
The student will gain principal knowledge for critical evalution of the quality of the environment based on study of plant communities. He/she will gain basic knowledge about invasive and expansive species in Europe and in the World.
professional skills
Studenti analyzují problémy životního prostředí.
general eligibility
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Interactive lecture
Field trip
professional skills
Interactive lecture
general eligibility
Lecture with visual aids
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Oral exam
Seminar work
Continuous assessment
professional skills
Practical exam
general eligibility
Practical exam
Recommended literature
  • Berkowitz A, Nilon Ch. et Hollweg K. Understanding Urban ecosystems.. 2003.
  • Ernst W. Schwermetal vegetation der Erde. Essen, 1974.
  • Larcher W. Fyziologická ekologie rostlin. Praha, 1988.
  • PRASAD M. N. V. Heavy Metal Stress in Plants. India, 2003.
  • Pyšek P. Synantropní vegetace. Brno, 1996.
  • Sukopp H., Nemata M. and Huber A. Urban ekology as the basis of urban planning.. The Hague, 1995.
  • Sýkora L. Rostliny v geologickém výzkumu..
  • Sýkora L. Suburbanizace a její sociální, ekonomické a ekologické důsledky. 2002.
  • Wittig R. Siedlungs vegetation. Stuttgart.. Stuttgart., 2002.

Study plans that include the course
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