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Biomes of the Earth - MB120P07
Title: Biomy Země
Czech title: Biomy Země
Guaranteed by: Department of Botany (31-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: 5
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Additional information:
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Petr Sklenář, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. MgA. Radim Hédl, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. David Hořák, Ph.D.
Mgr. Tomáš Koubek, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Petr Kuneš, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Linda Nedbalová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Adéla Pokorná, Ph.D.
RNDr. Vlastimil Rybka, Ph.D.
RNDr. Ondřej Sedláček, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Petr Sklenář, Ph.D.
Mgr. Marek Slovák, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Sklenář, Ph.D. (03.10.2023)
The course provides an overview of the main zonal biomes (terrestrial ecosystems) of the world. Each biome is treated in one lecture which is given by a speaker who has ample research experience with that particular biome. Individual lectures deal with abiotic characteristics of the biomes, historical aspects of their development, floristics, their structure and ecosystem dynamics, adaptations of plants/organisms, and influence by human. A significant part of the lecture is devoted to discussion of selected papers about specific subjects related to the biomes.

Link to the course in Moodle:

Please note that the lectures are given in English only when foreign student(s) is/are present.

Literature -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Sklenář, Ph.D. (29.03.2022)

Series of titles Biology of Habitats. Oxford University Press.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Sklenář, Ph.D. (29.03.2022)

Examination is in the form of an essay (on a selected subject) and its presentation.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Sklenář, Ph.D. (29.03.2022)

Achedule of individual lectures, powerpoint presentations, and other supporting materials are available at:

1. Introduction - basic ecological principles and distrbution of biomes.

2. Tropickal rain forests.

3. Tropical savannas.

4. Subtropical deserts.

5. Mediteranena sclerophyllous forests.

6. Temperate broadleaf forests.

7. Temperate steppes

8. Boreal tajga.

9. Tundra.

10. Wetlands and aquatic habitats.

11. Alpine habitats.

Entry requirements - Czech
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Sklenář, Ph.D. (03.10.2023)

Je velmi vhodné předchozí absolvování přednášky MB120P05 - Terestrické ekosystémy 

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