Course: Tropical exkursion

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Course title Tropical exkursion
Course code EKO/TREX
Organizational form of instruction Excursion
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 8
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Dančák Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Tuf Ivan Hadrián, RNDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kuras Tomáš, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
During the three weeks of excursion, students will visit the field station of Brunei University in Brunei, where they will work on their own project. During the excursion, student will have to prepare the project, collect data, evaluate it and make a presentation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Demonstration, Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to enable students gaining practical experiences in tropical environment and ecological research implementing.
After passing of the course, student will have a good deal of knowledge of the tropical rain forest ecosystem structure and functioning. Furthermore, they will experience the methods of tropical biodiversity research. Moreover, they will gain practical knowledge of tropical fauna and flora.
Application of own project to competitive examination. Finished BSc studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Student performance, Analysis of Creative works (Music, Pictorial,Literary), Seminar Work

Presence at the field course.
Recommended literature
  • Corlett R. T., Primack R. B. Tropical Rain Forests. An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, 326 pp., 2005..
  • Osborne P. L. Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological Concepts. Cambridge University Press, New York, 464 pp., 2000..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter