FAST-HE62Acad. year: 2020/2021
Theoretical karstology and speleology. Conditions for karst development, factors. Karst cycle and denudation. Exokarst. Endokarst. Genesis and development of caves. Cave types. Cave interior. Karst hydrology and hydrography.
Karst extension in Czech Republic and worldwide. Practical meaning of karst for mankind. Karst preservation.
Speleological mapping. Speleological maps. Methods of cave measurement and depiction. Creation of a cave map.
Practical cave measurements.
Institute of Geodesy (GED)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Student will be introduced with teoretical karsologie and practical speleologie, especially with speleological mapping. Student will create the map of part of cave.
Fundamentals of geography and surveying. Fundamental measuring and mapping methods.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Hromas, J. - Weigel, J.: Základy speleologického mapování. Česká speleologická společnost, 1989. (CS)
Musil, R. a kol.: Moravský kras - labyrinty poznání. GEO program Adamov, 1993. (CS)
HROMAS, J. a kol.: Jeskyně. AOPK ČR, 2009. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
Acquaintance with problems of karst phenomena, its classification and preservation. Getting practical knowledge in field of speleological mapping.
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.
Type of course unit
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer