Clonal plants - MB120P180
Title: Clonal plants
Czech title: Klonální rostliny
Guaranteed by: Department of Botany (31-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: 10
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mgr. Martin Weiser, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Jana Duchoslavová
Mgr. Tomáš Fér, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Herben, CSc.
prof. RNDr. Jitka Klimešová, CSc.
Mgr. Tomáš Koubek, Ph.D.
Iris Sammarco, Ph.D.
Mgr. Martin Weiser, Ph.D.
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Last update: Mgr. Martin Weiser, Ph.D. (08.02.2022)
Course participants are expected to learn how to understand clonal plants, the most widely represented group among herbs of temperate climate zones. The participants will interpret research in the field of clonal plants biology and get some degree of familiarity with standard research techniques in the field. The course consists of lectures and discussions with the experts in the field and hands-on demonstrations of research techniques. The participants will conduct real research project. After finishing the course successfully, the participants are expected to be ready to prepare their independent projects in the field of clonal plants research.

The course is taught in English. There is a strong emphasis upon independent work of the students, including papers reading, essays writing and conducting the research hands-on.
Requirements to the exam
Last update: Mgr. Martin Weiser, Ph.D. (08.02.2022)

In order to get the credit, course participants are supposed to write essays (with teachers' support, of course), participate in the demonstration experiments and submit research project lab protocol. 

You need the experimental part to get the "Zápočet", the essays are needed for "Zkouška".

Last update: Mgr. Martin Weiser, Ph.D. (08.02.2022)

During the first part (Feb.-Mar.), there are going to be mostly talks and discussions with experts.
We are going to cover topics like:
- morphology of clon. pl. and its links to ecology,
- evolution of clon. pl.,
- genetics and population biology of clon. pl.,
- resource sharing in clon. pl.,
- information sharing in clon. pl.,
Expected scenario for this part is that there will be an expert talk, followed by some suggested reading at home, followed by a Questions and Answers session with the expert.

In spring (Apr-May(-June)), there will be some demonstrations outdoors, several demonstration experiments, and one research project.