Course detail

Landscape Restoration and Stability

FAST-TS51Acad. year: 2018/2019

Basic knowledge of landscape ecology, natural and cultural landscape, ecological stability.
Development of the Czech landscape. Landscape types, impact of human activities on landscape.
Czech landscape. Nature and landscape conservation.
Harmonic cultural landscape. Composed landscape.
Landscape ecological stability. Territorial systems of ecological stability.
Main reasons of landscape devastation by human activities.
Landscape devastation caused by mining activities.
Classification and types of landscape reclamation. New trends in landscape reclamation.
Landscape character.
Low impact development. Urban sprawl.
Architecture and landscape.
Water in landscape. River restoration, subsidies programs.

Department

Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic knowledge of landscape ecology, landscape mapping and evaluation, ecological stability, mining impact on landscape and landscape restoration, urban sprawl, low impact development,landscape conservation.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of geography and biology.

Co-requisites

Landscape stability, urban sprawl, low impact development, territorial systems of ecological stability, restoration of water courses

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

H. Králová: Revitalizace a stabilita krajiny. VUT FAST (studijní opora), 2008. (CS)
Forman, R.T.T., Gordon, M.: Landscape Ecology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1986. (EN)
Forman, T.T., Gordon, M.: Krajinná ekologie. Academia Praha, 1993. (CS)
I. Míchal: Ekologická stabilita. Veronica Brno, 1994. (CS)
J. Löw, I. Míchal: Krajinný ráz. Lesnická práce, Kostelec n. Černými lesy, 2003. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Oral lectures with Power Point presentations. Videodocument on selected topics.
Seminars - preparation for landscape mapping, mapping in situ, evaluation of landscape mapping, seminar work and its Power Point presentation.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For a successful finishing of the subject, student has to:
- be present in seminars,
- have presentation of his project: Mapping and evaluation of landscape.
- written exam and
- hand over his project and its presentation.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to landscape ecology. Nomenclature. Natural and cultural landscape. Literature.
2. Historical development of Czech landscape. Cultural landscape.
3. Characteristics of Czech landscape and its values. Cultural landscape protection.
4. Harmonic cultural landscpae. Composed landscape.
5. Ecological stability. Landscape ecological stability.
Landscape devastation by industry and mining activities. Landscape reclamation.
6. Characteristics of areas devastated by mining. Ways of reclamation. Biotechnical reclamation. Agricultural, forestry, hydric reclamation. Reclamation financing. New trends in reclamation, examples of successful reclamation.
7. Protection of landscape and landscape character. Urban sprawl and its impact on landscape and environment.
8. Architecture in harmony with landscape. Principles of good development practice in landscape.
9. Actual problems of recent landscape and their solution. Landscape programms. Convention on European landscape.
10. Importance of water elements in landscape. River systems restoration. Examples of successful river restorations in CZ and abroad. Subsidy programs for river restorations.

Aims

Basic knowledge of landscape ecology, natural and cultural landscape, impact of human activities, landscape restoration, landscape stability, territorial systems of ecological satbility.
Restoration of landscape aquatic systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-A Master's

    branch ARS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to landscape ecology. Nomenclature. Natural and cultural landscape. Literature.
2. Historical development of Czech landscape. Cultural landscape.
3. Characteristics of Czech landscape and its values. Cultural landscape protection.
4. Harmonic cultural landscpae. Composed landscape.
5. Ecological stability. Landscape ecological stability.
Landscape devastation by industry and mining activities. Landscape reclamation.
6. Characteristics of areas devastated by mining. Ways of reclamation. Biotechnical reclamation. Agricultural, forestry, hydric reclamation. Reclamation financing. New trends in reclamation, examples of successful reclamation.
7. Protection of landscape and landscape character. Urban sprawl and its impact on landscape and environment.
8. Architecture in harmony with landscape. Principles of good development practice in landscape.
9. Actual problems of recent landscape and their solution. Landscape programms. Convention on European landscape.
10. Importance of water elements in landscape. River systems restoration. Examples of successful river restorations in CZ and abroad. Subsidy programs for river restorations.

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction. Rules. Publications and on-line sources of information. On-line maps.
2. Landscape mapping methodology. Examples. Coefficient of ecological stability. Selection of the territory for mapping.
3. - 8. Landscape mapping and evaluation project.
9. - 10. Presentations of individual projects.

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