|Course title||Tropical ecosystems and ecological concepts|
|Organizational form of instruction||Lecture|
|Level of course||Master|
|Year of study||not specified|
|Number of ECTS credits||4|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
|Status of course||Compulsory-optional|
|Form of instruction||Face-to-face|
|Work placements||This is not an internship|
|Recommended optional programme components||None|
What are tropical ecosystems interesting for, what are the differences compared to temperate ecosystems. Where does the enormous tropical diversity come from and what are the mechanisms its preserving in time. Comparison of tropical ecosystems of the four continents; travelling along the altitudinal and latitudinal gradient etc.
|Learning activities and teaching methods|
|Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Projection (static, dynamic)|
The course brings detailed overview of tropical ecosystems, its ecology with the impact on structural and functional characteristics of each community, including evolutionary aspects. It deals with basal general and evolutinary-ecological themes in frame of the tropical ecosystems overview, its production features and problems of antropogenous influences and tropical biodiversity conservation.
After passing the course, students will be able to understand and explain basal factors enabling differentiation of tropical vegetation, structure and functioning of tropical ecosystems (i.e. distribution, characteristic, ecology, fenology, regional differencies, productivity, significant taxa, adaptation of plants and animals, threats). Moreover, stduents will have general knowledge about biogeographical relations of particular tropical regions, about basal taxa of tropical organisms and will be able to explain the main problems of biodiversity conservation in tropics.
Students of master degree who successfully passed the exams of Plant Ecology and Animal ecology.
EKO/EKRO and EKO/EKŽO
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|Assessment methods and criteria|
Oral exam, Written exam, Seminar Work
Seminary thesis (each written by two students) and its presentation; at least 60% of successfully answered question in the written exam.
|Study plans that include the course|
|Faculty||Study plan (Version)||Branch of study Category||Recommended year of study||Recommended semester|