Introduction to Ecology

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16ZIVB KZ 2 2+0
Lenka Thinová (guarantor), Hana Bártová
Lenka Thinová (guarantor)
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation

The subject inform about basic of the ecologic principles, terms and ideas. It covers overview information regarding to particular components of the environment and evaluate economic indicators and sustainable development.

Syllabus of lectures:

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

2. Introduction to geology of the Earth

3. Global tectonic

4. Hydrosphere : water cycle

5. Basic elements in environment cycles

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

7. Introduction to soil science

8. Introduction to biology

9. Waste (distribution, classification), waste dumping

10.Sources of energy in the human life

11. Alternative sources

12. Influence of the energy production on the environment

13. Principle of sustainable development

14. Excursion

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:


Unprecedented knowledge from the field of ecology and others natural sciences.


Formation of the new ways of thinking focused 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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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