Course: Physical Geography II (Geomorphology, Ecology, Biogeography)

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Course title Physical Geography II (Geomorphology, Ecology, Biogeography)
Course code KGE/FYG2Z
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Rypl Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kössl Roman, RNDr.
Course content
1. Development, method and division geomorphology, construction and constitution of the Earth 2. Endogenic processes 3. Weathering rocks and rise soils 4. Slope processes 5. Geomorphological activity of flowing waters 6. Aeolian processes and shapes 7. Cryogenic and glacial processes and shapes 8. Geomorphological activity of oceans and seas 9. Karstic phenomena 10. Geomorphological activity of organisms and human 11. Biogeography as part of geographical sciences. Organism and environment 12. Expansion of organisms on the Earth 13. Unity live systems and their space matrix product differentiation. Biogeographical characteristics of particular bioregions 14. Biogeographical mapping. Human and the Biosphere

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Monitoring
Learning outcomes
Acquisition of cognitions and skills from sub-disciplines of physical geography - from geomorphology and biogeography, gaining knowledge about systemic links among landscape components, acquainting with problems of nature, landscape and environmental protections. Geomorphology - subject, development and structure of geomorphology, weathering, slope modelling, geomorphologic activity of flowing waters, karstic phenomena, cryogenic and glacial processes and shapes, aeolian processes and shapes, geomorphologic action of oceans and seas, man as a geomorphologic factor. Biogeography - biogeography as a part of geographical sciences, organism and environment, expansion of organisms on the Earth, biogeographical characteristics of particular bioregions, biogeographical mapping, useful plants and animals. Links between natural components of landscape, affecting of landscape by human activities. Basics of geoecology. General rules of nature, landscape and environmental protections in the Czech Republic and Europe - problems and procedures.
Student competences after graduation of the subject result especially from the aims of the subject (see.) and the content of the subject (see.).

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

Students work up fragmentary works
Recommended literature
  • Biogeography. Sinauer Assoc., Sunderland, 512 p., 1998.
  • Buzek, L., Havrlant, M.:. Základy geomorfologie a biogeografie. Pedagogická fakulta v Ostravě, 300 s., 1977.
  • Culek, M. (ed.):. Biogeografické členění České republiky. Enigma, Praha., 347 s., 1996.
  • Demek, J.:. Obecná geomorfologie. Academia, Praha, 480 s., 1987.
  • Demek, J., Quitt, E., Raušer, J.:. Úvod do obecné fyzické geografie. Academia, Praha, 400 s., 1976.
  • Hendrych, R.:. Fytogeografie. SPN, Praha, 220 s., 1984.
  • Horník, S. a kol.:. Fyzická geografie II. SPN, Praha, 320 s., 1986.
  • Chábera, S.:. Geomorfologie. Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích, 151 s., 1996.
  • Opatrný, E.:. Zoogeografie. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 190 s., 1999.
  • Summerfield, M.:. Global geomorphology. Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh, 537 p., 1991.
  • Thomas, D.S.G., Goudie, A.:. The dictionary of physical geography. Blackwell Publisher Ltd, Oxford, 610 p., 2000.

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): Introductory teacher training course in geography (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer