Course detail

Landscape Restoration and Stability

FAST-CS053Acad. year: 2018/2019

Types of the landscape, human influence on the landscape, main reasons of anthropogenic damage of the landscape
Devastation of the landscape during mining activities and its reclamation
Classification of reclamation, biotechnical reclamation, agricultural and forestry reclamation, new trends in reclamations in CR.
Ecological stability, landscape stability, territorial systems of ecological stability.
Landscape conservation.
Restoration of landscape aqueous systems, restoration of small water courses in the landscape,
subsidies programs for CZ.

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, landscape conservation.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of natural science subjects

Co-requisites

Landscape stability, territorial systems of ecological stability, erosion control measures, restoration of water courses

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

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 of 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 landscape
2. Cultural landscape. Ecological stability. Landscape stability
3. - 4. Character of area devastated by mining. Ways and phases of recultivation. Biotechnical phase of reclamation. Agricultural reclamation, plants. Forestry reclamation, suitable wood species. Other ways of reclamation.
5. Landscape restoration. Territorial systems of ecological stability.
6. Urban sprawl, low impact development. Landscape conservation.
7. River landscape. Wetlands, pools and other water elements in the landscape. Evaluation of river restoration, maintenance, problems.
8. Subsidies programs, examples of restoration from CR and foreign countries.

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 aquatic systems of the landscape

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-MI Master's

    branch X , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch V , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch V , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch V , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to landscape ecology. Nomenclature. Natural landscape
2. Cultural landscape. Ecological stability. Landscape stability
3. - 4. Character of area devastated by mining. Ways and phases of recultivation. Biotechnical phase of reclamation. Agricultural reclamation, plants. Forestry reclamation, suitable wood species. Other ways of reclamation.
5. Landscape restoration. Territorial systems of ecological stability.
6. Urban sprawl, low impact development. Landscape conservation.
7. River landscape. Wetlands, pools and other water elements in the landscape. Evaluation of river restoration, maintenance, problems.
8. Subsidies programs, examples of restoration from CR and foreign countries.

Exercise

26 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. - 6. Landscape mapping and evaluation project.
7. - 8. Presentations of individual projects.