Course detail

Landscape Restoration and Stability

FAST-NSB020Acad. year: 2020/2021

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.
Problems of water in landscape.
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

Student gains basic knowledge of landscape ecology, landscape restoration, landscape stability, territorial systems of ecological satbility and restoration of landscape aquatic systems.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of natural science subjects.

Co-requisites

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

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to landscape ecology. Landscape ecology as a scientific discipline. Nomenclature.
2. Natural landscape. Cultural landscape. Disturbed landscape.
3. Ecological stability. Landscape stability and methods of its evaluation.
4. Devastated landscape. 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. Water in landscape. Problems in river basin, problems of improper river modifications. Wetlands, pools and other water elements in the landscape.
8. Restoration of landscape water systems. Basic principles, technical solutions of restoration and river migration passability.
9. Evaluation of river restoration, maintenance, problems. Examples of restoration from CR and foreign countries.
10. Nature and landscape conservation in CR, legislation. Subsidies programs.

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 NPC-MI Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
  • Programme NPC-SIV Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer