Course: Evolution of Nature in the Czech Republic

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Course title Evolution of Nature in the Czech Republic
Course code KGE/VPCO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Lehotský Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Hradílek Zbyněk, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Position of the territory of the Czech Republic in the geological structure of Europe. The Bohemian Massif and Western Carpathians. The evolution of the territory in the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, Tertiary and Quaternary. Neotectonics. Changes of the surface morfology, changes of climate, stream network. Main processes of erosion and denudation and their manifestations. Sedimentary cycle of the Quaternary.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture
  • Homework for Teaching - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 24 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Understanding the evolution of nature in the Czech Republic. Geological developments, the fossil flora, fauna, ichnofauna. 1. Precambrian, 2. Paleozoicum, 3. Mesozoicum, 4. Kenozoicum.
The students should be able to: - define the position of the Czech Republic in the geological buildup of Europe, outline the Bohemian Massif and the Western Carpathians - describe the evolution of this area from the Paleozoic till the Quaternary and the role of neotectonics define the changes in land morphology, climate, river network, erosional-denudative processes and their manfestations.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of related disciplines: geology, biology and geography.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam

The course is destined for students of MSc. level. Knowledge of broader background of geology is necessary. Exam: ability of interdisciplinary discussion about interrelations of abiotic and biotic factors of nature's evolution, above all in the Quaternary.
Recommended literature
  • Bábek, O. (2005). Historická geologie.
  • Czudek, T. (1997). Reliéf Moravy a Slezska v kvartéru. Tišnov: SURSUM.
  • Dvořák, J., & Růžička, B. (1961). Historická geologie. Praha: Státní nakladatelství technické literatury.
  • Chlupáč, I. - Brzobohatý, R. - Kovanda, J. - Stráník, Z. (2002). Geologická minulost České republiky. Praha.
  • Jašková, V., & Lehotský, T. (2010). Kámen mluví, aneb, Geologie Prostějovska. Prostějov: Český svaz ochránců přírody, Regionální sdružení Iris.
  • Kalvoda, J. - Bábek, O. - Brzobohatý, R. (1998). Historická geologie. Olomouc.
  • Ložek, V. (1973). Příroda ve čtvrtohorách. Academia Praha.
  • Přichystal, A. - Obstová, V. - Suk, M. (1993). Geologie Moravy a Slezska. Brno.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Botany (2015) Biology courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Geology and Environmental Protection for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses - Winter
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Biology for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Environmental Geology (2014) Geology courses - Winter