Course: Principles of Hydrobiology II

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Course title Principles of Hydrobiology II
Course code KBI/HYD03
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester -
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ditrich Tomáš, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Chmelová Štěpánka, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Water as specific environment: light and temperature 2. Water as specific environment: chemism I 3. Water as specific environment: chemism II 4. Stable waters : pelagial, benthal, profundal 5. Communities of stable waters : benthos, plankton, neuston, nekton; 6. Astatic and saline waters, marshies and hot springs 7. Running waters: organsism adaptations 8. Running waters: river continuum 9. Communities of running waters: reobenthos, plankton, hyporheos 10. Communities in longitudinal profile: crenon, rithron, potamon 11. Changes in running waters: floods, dry, etc. 12. Contamination and eutrofization of waters 13. Saprobity 14. Principles of water cleaning

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
To get principles of knowledge on water environment and water organisms.
To apply gained knowledge for demonstration of relationships in water ecosystems in sciences education at secondary school.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

Brief overview of knowledge of water bodies typology and their chemical and physical atributes. Brief overview of selected groups of water animals and their biology.
Recommended literature
  • Ambrožová J.:. Mikroskopické praktikum z hydrobiologie. Skriptum VŠCHT, Praha. 2002.
  • Fott J. a kol.:. Hydrobiologie pro postgraduální studium. Skriptum PřF UK, Praha. 1985.
  • Hanel L., Lišková E.:. Stručný obrazový klíč k určování hlavních skupin vodních bezobratlých. PedF UK, Praha. 2003.
  • Hartmann P. a kol.:. Hydrobiologie, Vltava, Praha. 2007.
  • Lellák J. a kol.:. Biologie vodních živočichů. Skriptum PřF UK, Praha. 1982.
  • Lellák J., Kubíček F.:. Hydrobiologie. UK, Praha. 1991.
  • Rulík M., Kršková M.:. Cvičení z hydrobiologie - obrazová příloha. UP, Olomouc. 1997.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Nature and Environmental Education (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: -