Course: Field Plant Population Biology

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Course title Field Plant Population Biology
Course code BOT/TPESB
Organizational form of instruction Field Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Duchoslav Martin, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
It takes place in selected field localities with contrasting habitats (forests, steppe) in the area of Central Moravia. The following tasks are usually trained in the field: (i) estimation of population (size, age, stage) structure of plants, (ii) clonality and problems of definition of individuals, (iii) demonstration of various sampling techniques, (iv) permanent plots and the study of plant population dynamics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
One-day field training is devoted to the demonstration a wide variety of methods used in plant population ecology and data collection.
Student should be able to (after attending the course): - Estimate of population (size, age, stage) structure of plants. - Explain clonality and problems of definition of individuals. - Demonstrate various sampling techniques. - Set up the permanent plots and the study of plant population dynamics.
Prerequisites
basic knowledge in plant ecology
BOT/PERSB

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

knowledge in extent of the lectures, attendance
Recommended literature
  • Ebert T. (1999). Plant and animal populations. Methods in demography.-. Academic Press, San Diego.
  • Gibson D. (2002). Methods in comparative plant population ecology. Oxford University Press.
  • Krebs C. (1999). Ecological methodology. Addison Wesley, Menlo Park.


Study plans that include the course
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