Course detail

Applied Ecology

FAST-AS001Acad. year: 2020/2021

Basic knowledge of common ecology: definitions, nomenclature, recommended information sources. The selected chapters from the following topics of air pollution, global warming, chemicals in environment. Chapter aimed at landscape will be focused mainly on landscpae stabiliy, territorial systems of ecological stability, mining impact on landscape, landscape restoration and landscpae vegetation, rivers in landscape, water in urbanized environment, waterfront in cities and Brownfileds, public spaces, low energy and passive buildings. The final part will deal with application of ecology on architectural design and town-planning.


Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic knowledge of common ecology
Detailed knowledge of landscpae ecology incl. landscape stability, vegetation in landscape and in urbanized environment.
Overview of present trends: low energetic and passive buildings, problems of brownfields, urban sprawl, open spaces and ecological architecture.


Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to ecology: definitions, basic terms, literature. Sustainable development. Ecological footprint. Sustainable agriculture. Organic food.
2. Chemicals in environment and its impact on human health.
3. Greenhouse gasses in atmosphere, Climate change and its impact on environment. IPCC.
4. Introduction to landscape ecology. Natural and cultural landscape. Ecological stability. Czech landscape. Landscape protection.
5. Impact of industry and mining on landscape.
6. Water in landscape. River restoration. Water eutrophication, water bloom in reservoirs.
7. Water in urbanized environment. Consumption and price of water. Treatment of sewage water. Rain water use. River in urban environment.
8. Vegetation in urban environment: parks, avenues and green roofs.
9. Eco-counseling, a human being as a consumer.
Waste production and disposal. Environmentally friendly appliances. Ecolabelling.
10. Brownfields. Urban sprawl.
11. Low energy and passive buildings.
12. Public spaces. City for the people.
13. Ecological architecture.


Basic knowledge of common ecology
Detailed knowledge of landscpae ecology incl. landscape stability, vegetation in landscape and in urbanized environment
Global warming, Greenhouse gasses
Waste disposal
Application of ecology in architecture and town-planning.

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 B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer