Course: Hydrobiology

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Course title Hydrobiology
Course code KCH/HB
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Hejzlar Josef, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Kubec Roman, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to hydrobiology, water as living environment. Basic characteristics and classification of water environment. Sunlight and light climate in waters. Nutrients - nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon and other biogennic elements. Structure and function of major groups of water organisms. Primary and secondary production, trophic relationships and modification of trophic networks. Relationships between the structure of water ecosystems and the character of river basin. Regulatory mechanisms and importance of processes for the quality of the environment. Eutrophization and acidification of surface waters. Toxic compounds in waters. Waste waters, methods of purification, biological purification of waste waters.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Individual preparation for exam, Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Individual tutoring
  • Class attendance - 36 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 120 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed to provide a detail overview about fundamental and functional aspects of water ecosystems, the structure of populations in calm and flowing waters, functional and trophic relations, and regulatory mechanisms.
After successful passing the course, students are expected to gain advanced and complex knowledge about fundamental and functional aspects of water ecosystems, the structure of populations in calm and flowing waters, functional and trophic relations, and regulatory mechanisms. The acquired knowledge may be employed in other chemistry disciplines and related fields (both in teaching or research/commercial laboratories).
Prerequisites
Knowledge of biology and inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry gained during bachelor and master studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Knowledge of biology and inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry gained during bachelor/master studies.
Recommended literature
  • Hartman P. Hydrobiologie. Informatorium, 2005. ISBN 8073330466.
  • Pitter P. Hydrochemie. VŠCHT Praha, 2015. ISBN 9788070809280.
  • Worch E. Hydrochemistry. De Gruyter, 2015. ISBN 978-3110315530.


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