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Course detail

Applied Ecology

Course unit code: FA-APE
Academic year: 2010/2011
Type of course unit: compulsory
Level of course unit: Bachelor's (1st cycle)
Year of study: 3
Semester: winter
Number of ECTS credits:
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.
Mode of delivery:
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Prerequisites:
Level of kowledge of Faculty of Achitecture graduate.
Co-requisites:
Not applicable.
Recommended optional programme components:
Not applicable.
Course contents (annotation):
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.
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
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:
Not applicable.

Type of course unit:

Lecture: 26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer: doc. Ing. arch. Jiří Löw
Exercise: 12 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer: doc. Ing. arch. Jiří Löw

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