Course: Field Phytosociology

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Course title Field Phytosociology
Course code BOT/CVFSB
Organizational form of instruction Field Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Duchoslav Martin, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Dančák Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Field phytosociological practical course concurs to preceding courses "Phytosociology" and "Vegetation of the Czech Republic". It is focused on study of particular plant communities by using method of vegetation relevés in working groups; subsequently, an analysis of acquired data is performed, mainly with an emphasis to the presence of diagnostic species in the communities under study. The field course takes place in central Moravia and focuses on following plant communities: e.g. xerophilous grasslands, wet meadows, mire, alluvial woodlands, alder carrs, thermophilous oak woodlands, acidophilous, oak woodlands, oak-hornbeam and lime-oak woodlands.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation, Demonstration
Learning outcomes
Study of plant communities in the field - identification, description, classification.
Student should be able to (after attending the course): - know how to record a vegetation releve in various vegetation types - apply theoretical background in syntaxonomic analysis - work in a team during the field sampling of vegetation data and their analysis - evaluate the degree of degradation in studied plant communities, including the management
It is supposed that student passed throug courses Phytosociology, Vegetation of the Czech republic or Biotopes of the Czech Republic.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

attendance, + knowledge in extent of the given information
Recommended literature
  • & Chytrý, M. (2007). Vegetace České republiky. Praha: Academia.
  • & Chytrý, M. (2011). Vegetace České republiky. Praha: Academia.
  • Moravec J. et al. (1995): Rostlinná společenstva České republiky a jejich ohrožení. Ed. 2. - Severočes. Přír., Litoměřice, Příl. 1995: 1-206. Chytrý M., Kučera T. et Kočí M. eds. (2001): Katalog biotopů České republiky. - Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny, Praha, 307 s. .
  • Chytrý, M., Kučera, T., Kočí, M., Grulich, V., & Lustyk, P. (2010). Katalog biotopů České republiky =: Habitat catalogue of the Czech Republic. Praha: Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR.
  • Neuhäuslová, Z. et al. (1998). Map of Potential Natural Vegetation of the Czech Republic.. Academia, Praha.

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