Introduction to Environment

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16ZIVO KZ 2 2+0
Lenka Thinová (guarantor)
Lenka Thinová (guarantor)
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation

Ozone layer reduction, global warming (greenhouse effect), acid rain, smog, chemicalization, astrophysical theory, cosmic rays, primordial elements, atmosphere contamination, measuring of imissions and emissions, hydrosphere, waste dumping, fossil fuel, alternative sources, solar energy, water energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, biomass combustion, hydrogen energetic, galvanic and fuel couples,

principle of sustainable development



Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction: human society and environment, definition and base terms in environment

2. Earth and live on the Earth

3. Measuring of particular contaminant elements in atmosphere

4. Hydrosphere : water cycle

5. Global tectonic, introduction into geology

6. Food - proteins sources, energy sources, food cycles

7. Raw materiále - mineral sources

8. Industry and secondary raw materials sources, waste less technology, exhaust heat

9. Waste (distribution, classification), waste dumping

10. Energy sources

11. Alternative sources

12. Influence of energetic on the environmental (storage and transport of energy, evaluation of sources after energy price)

13. Principle of sustainable development

14. Excursion

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:


unprecedented knowledge from the field of ecology and others natural sciencs


formation of the new ways of thinking focussed to environment

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Artiola, J.E.: Environmental Monitoring and Characterization. Elsevier Academic Press, 2004.

[2] Begon M., Harper J.L., Townsend C.R.: Ecology.3.edition. Blackwell Sci.Publ.1065 pp., 1996.

[3] Pivnička K.: Ecology. SPN:204 pp., 1984. (in Czech)

[4] Kachlík, V.(1996): Essentials of geology. UK Praha, 2008. (in Czech)

[5] Braniš, M.: Introduction to ecology and environmental sciences. 2. edition. Informatorium Praha, 169 pp., 1999.(in Czech)

[6] Braniš, M. et al.: Explanatory dictionary of selected nomenclature from the environmental sciences. Karolinum Praha. 46 pp., 1999.(in Czech)

[7] Begon, M., Harper, J.L., Townsend, C.R.: Ecology - individuals, populations and communities.University Palackého press, Olomouc. 949 pp.,1990. (czech translation -in Czech)

Recommended references:

[1] Sternheim, M. M., Kane, J. W.: General Physics, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1991.

[2] Sears,F. W., Zemansky, M. W.: University Physics, Addison-Wesley, New York 1991.

[3] Storch, J. D., Mihulka, S. : Introduction to present-day ecology. Portál, Praha, 2000. (in Czech)

[4] Dykyjová, D.: Methods of ecosystems studies. Akademia Praha. 692 pp, 1998. (in czech)

[5] Matějka, V.: Ecology. University of environment, Prague, 1993. (in Czech)

[6] Heřmanský, B., Štoll, I.: Energy for 21. century. (in Czech)

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