Course: Revitalisation of Landscape

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Course title Revitalisation of Landscape
Course code KKM/QREVI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Moravcová Jana, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lecture: 1. Introduction to the basic concepts of water management and the basics of hydrology 2. Ecological stability, description of soil degradation 3. The historical modifications of watercourses in the Czech Republic and their consequences 4. The process of watercourses revitalization 5. Objects used during the revitalization of watercourses 6. History of the creation of small water reservoirs 7. Formation of small water reservoirs 8. Technical elements of small water reservoirs 9. The process of revitalization and maintenance of small water reservoirs 10. Revitalization of the greenery in the landscape 11. Revitalization of wetlands, peat bogs and riparian forests 12. The content and requirements of revitalization studies

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Individual preparation for exam
  • Class attendance - 12 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 48 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to present basic information about the development of landscape and human activities leading to adjust it to its natural state. There will be presented important landscaping measures as an integral part of regional development. Students will gain knowledge of the issue landscaping and revitalization of small streams and reservoirs. They will practically try solving problems associated with dimensioning channels and revitalization treatments.
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to prepare a study of revitalization of landscapes and watercourse, including all necessary hydrotechnical calculations. Students can evaluate the landscape revitalization projects.
Basic knowledge of mathemathics, geography and GIS

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Seminar work

Credit requirements: Submission of seminar work Examination requirements: Written test
Recommended literature
  • Allan, J., Castillo, M. Stream Ecology. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4020-5583-6.
  • Bedient, P., Wayne, C.H., Baxter, E.V. Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis. New York: Prentice Hall, 2012. ISBN 0132567962.
  • Just, T., Matoušek, V., Dušek, M., Fischer, D., Karlík, P. Vodohospodářské revitalizace a jejich uplatnění v ochraně před povodněmi. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí, 2005. ISBN 80-239-6351-1.
  • Just, T., Šámal, V., Dušek, M., Fischer, D.,Karlík, P., Pykal, J. Revitalizace vodního prostředí. Praha: Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny, 2003. ISBN 80-86064-72-7.
  • Šlezinger, M. Revitalizace toků. Brno: VUTIUM, 2010. ISBN 978-80-214-3942-9.
  • Vrána, K., Ehrlich, P., Gergel, J., Hůda, J., Kender, J., Moravcová, J. Revitalizace krajiny. České Budějovice: Jihočeská univerzita, 2009. ISBN 9788073941604.
  • Vrána, K. Revitalizace malých vodních toků. Praha: Consult, 2004. ISBN 80-902132-9-4.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Ecology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Ecology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter