Course: Biological Monitoring

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Course title Biological Monitoring
Course code KBD/QBM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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)
  • Čížková Hana, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Slábová Markéta, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Havlíček Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Individual study, tutorials: Basic principles of biological monitoring, methods of monitoring of plant populations and communitites, methods of monitoring of animal populations and communitites, methods of monitoring of the environment, use of genetic methods, use of volunteers. Main monitoring programmes in the Czech Rep. and EU. Essay

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Individual preparation for exam
  • Class attendance - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 88 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
To acquaint studentes with principles and basic methods of monitoring of plants and animals of different ecological and taxonomic groups and their environment.
Knowledge of the principles and basic methods of monitoring of plants and animals of different ecological and taxonomic groups and their environment.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of botany, zoology and ecology at a level of the Bc study programme Biology and Protection of Hobby organisms.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Individual study of information sources, essay
Recommended literature
  • Elzinga, C.L. et al. Monitoring Plant and Animal Populations.. Oxford, 2001. ISBN 0-632-04442-x.
  • Goodenough, A., Hart, A. Applied Ecology: Monitoring, Managing, and Conserving. Oxford, 2017. ISBN 978-0-19-872328-8.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer