Course: Protection of Crayfish and Clams

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Course title Protection of Crayfish and Clams
Course code VURH/OCHRK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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)
  • Kouba Antonín, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Kozák Pavel, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Buřič Miloš, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
The aim of the subject is to give basic information on biology, methods of conservation and breeding of crayfish and molluscs. Lectures will be focused to the following topics: Morphology and functional anatomy. Reproduction of crayfish and molluscs under natural and controlled conditions. Growth, feeding and activity. Methods of breeding. Practical demonstration of breeding. Methods of fishing and collection. Practical differentiation of native and non-native crayfish. Diseases.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Laboratory
  • Preparation for classes - 80 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 16 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 16 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to give basic information on biology, methods of conservation and breeding of crayfish and molluscs. Give information about different methods of crayfish and mollusc breeding and catching. Special attention give to practical recognition native and non-native species lives in Czech R.
The graduates will achieve the basic knowledge in the field of biology, protection and culture of crayfish and the most important native and non-native molluscs of the Czech Republic. They obtain practical abilities in determination of target crayfish and mollusc species. Students will be able to realize rescue transfers of endangered species or eradication of invasive once.
Prerequisites
The fundamental knowledge in the area of animal biology and conservation. Active interest for these issues.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test, Seminar work

Credit test. Species determination. Seminar thesis. Oral exam.
Recommended literature
  • Beran L. Vodní měkkýši ČR. Vlašim, 1998. ISBN 80-902469-4-x.
  • Holdich, D., M. Biology of Freshwater Crayfish. Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, 2002.
  • Holdich, D., M, Lowery, R.,S. Freshwater Crayfish: Biology, Management and Exploitation. Croom Helm, London. 1998.
  • Kozák, P., a kol.. Metodika chovu raka říčního. VÚRH Vodňany, 2008.
  • Kozák, P., Ďuriš, Z., Petrusek, A., Buřič, M., Horká, I., Kouba, A., Kozubíková-Balcarová, E., Policar, T. Biologie a chov raků. Vodňany, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7514-001-2.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Fishery (2020) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Fishery (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Fishery (2018) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2021) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Fishery (2021) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2020) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer