Course detail

Applied Ecology

FA-APEAcad. year: 2019/2020

The subject's aim is to offer fundamental knowledge of the natural environment and of the laws of its development. The fundamental terms of ecology are explained. Getting acquainted with the basic acts on the protection of nature, landscape and the environment. Distinguishing the most current woody species which the architect and urban planner encounters. Preparation for negotiation with specialists in the process of land use planning.
The subject does not cover ecological buildings, landscape development and garden architecture which are taught in other mostly optional subjects in later years of study.
The classes (tutorials) include ecological mapping in an area of 1 km2 , and half day scientific excursions in the environs of Brno dedicated to the discussion in a real landscape of the topics dealt with in the lectures.

Department

Department of Urban Design (UU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic orientation in the landscape, understanding the complexity of nature, recognition of man's basic interference in the landscape. Ability to recognise the main woody species which the architect and the urban planner meet in their practice. Overview of legislation concerning nature protection, and of its contents. Knowledge of problems of the space systemas of landsape's ecological stability. Overview of the significance of the Czech landscape and its individual parts in (Central) European context.

Prerequisites

Level of kowledge of Faculty of Achitecture graduate.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KREMER, B.P. (1995 - český překlad): Stromy - v Evropě zdomácnělé a zavedené druhy. Knižní klub a Ikar Praha, Praha. (CS)
BEGON, M., HARPER, J.L., TOWNSEND, C.R. (1997 - český překlad): Ekologie - jedinci, populace, společenstva. (CS)
LŐW, J. et al. (1995): Rukověť projektanta místního územního systému ekologické stability. doplněk, Brno. (CS)
CULEK, M. (ed.)(1996): Biogeografické členění ČR. Enigma, Praha. (CS)
DEMEK, J., QUITT, E., RAUŠER, J. (1976): Úvod do obecné fysické geografie. Academia, Praha. (CS)
SÁDLO, J., STORCH, D. (2000): Biologie krajiny. Biotopy České republiky. Vesmír, Praha. (CS)
SKLENIČKA, P. (2003): Základy krajinného plánování. Naděžda Skleničková, Praha. (CS)
DEMEK, J. et al. (1987): Zeměpisný lexikon ČSR. Hory a nížiny. Academia, Praha. (CS)
ŽÁK, L. (1947): Obytná krajina. S.V.Ú. Mánes-Svoboda, Praha. (CS)
FORMAN, R.T.T., GODRON, M. (1986): Landscape ecology. J. Wiley and Sons, New York. (EN)
KOLEKTIV (1992): Zákon o ochraně přírody a krajiny 114/92 Sb., v současně platném znění. Parlament ČR. Praha. (CS)
KREMER, B.P. (1995 - český překlad): Stromy - v Evropě zdomácnělé a zavedené druhy. Knižní klub a Ikar Praha, Praha. (CS)
LŐW, J. et al. (1995): Rukověť projektanta místního územního systému ekologické stability. Metodika pro zpracování dokumentace. Doplněk, Brno. (CS)
MÍCHAL, I. (1992): Ekologická stabilita. Veronica, Brno. (CS)
ÚRADNÍČEK, L., MADĚRA, P. (2001): Dřeviny České republiky. Matice lesnická, s.r.o., Písek. (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.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit is conditioned by ecological landscape mapping of an area of 1km2, working out a report including taken over documents, map as result of mapping, and photographic documentation. Each student selects an area according to his interest, however, it must not overlap with an area that is mapped by another student. In the first term, the examination has a written form, in case of retake, or absence from written examination, next term examination
is exclusively oral. The resulting classification depends on the result of examination (70 %), quality of submitted work (20%) and the student's activity at tutorials and study visit.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. introduction, problems subject, setting impositions
2. Story development landscapes Czech republic, incidence for today
3. Main print rocks and print Czech republic
4. Print soils Czech republic, their meaning, problems occupations
5. Dispensable groundwork about rocks and soils Czech Republic.
6. Problems surface waters and their usage
7. Flood, causes, course, incidence
8. Problems underground waters
9. Basic ecological notions, stability ecosystems
10. Territorial systems ecological steadiness landscapes
11. Production and landscape conservation - introduction, law 114/92 Sb. about protection nature and landscapes
12. Print snug territory and objects nature in Czech Republic. Law about EIA.
13. excurcus in the surrounding Brno

Aims

The subject's aim is to offer fundamental knowledge of the natural environment and of the laws of its development

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

14 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer