Course: Theory and Planning in Landscape Ecology

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Course title Theory and Planning in Landscape Ecology
Course code KGG/KRAJ2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Mackovčin Peter, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The subject will present procedures applied in the landscaping practice and landscape management. Focus on urban planning documents which form the foundations of spatial development. Processes and procedures of landscape management within the competence of the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture. Lecture themes: - ecological stability of the landscape and the territorial system of ecological stability at all levels of hierarchy; - management of landscape and its components; - policy and management in relation to protected areas; - land consolidation; - revitalisation and training of watercourses; - Planning analytical documents (ÚAP), principles of spatial development (ZUR); - Area planning practice and urban master plan (ÚP).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Homework for Teaching - 10 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to broaden the knowledge of students regarding the landscape concept both in theoretical and practical directions.
Apply approaches and methods used in landscape ecology.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Seminar Work

Individual worktask - evaluation of selected strictly protected sites according to the approved methodology. For the colloquium, knowledge within the scope of lectures and recommended literature is required.
Recommended literature
  • & Löw, J. (1995). Rukověť projektanta místního územního systému ekologické stability: metodika pro zpracování dokumentace. Brno: Doplněk.
  • Farina, A. (2006). Principles and methods in landscape ecology: toward a science of landscape. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Jongepierová I, Pešout P., Jongepier J.W., Prach K. eds. (2012). Ekologická obnova v České republice. Praha : Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR.
  • Just, T. (2005). Vodohospodářské revitalizace a jejich uplatnění v ochraně před povodněmi. Praha: ARTEDIT.
  • Miko, L., & Hošek, M. (2009). Příroda a krajina České republiky: zpráva o stavu 2009. Praha: Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses - Summer