Field methods in plant ecology and phytosociology - MB120T109E
Title: Field methods in plant ecology and phytosociology
Czech title: Kurz terénních metod ekologie rostlin a fytocenologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Botany (31-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022 to 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/1, C [TS]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Additional information:
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mgr. Tomáš Koubek, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Michal Štefánek (29.04.2022)
Please note that the field course is usually given in Czech language. In case of major interest of English speaking people, contact the teacher - we can manage to split the groups probably.

A practical course focused on the current methods in phytosociology, plant population biology and ecology (from data sampling to computer analyses).
Literature -
Last update: Mgr. Michal Štefánek (29.04.2022)

There are no compulsory books needed for attending. In case of really great interest, you can try reading Scheiner, Gurevitsch: Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments. Basic knowledge of R is also welcome so the R book or some online sources might come handy.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. Michal Štefánek (29.04.2022)

The credit is given for attendance, active work and final presentation.

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Tomáš Koubek, Ph.D. (04.03.2024)

We teach basic methods of phytosociology and plant population biology, e.g.:

forest relevés and hemispheric photographs for light measurements

phytosociological relevé (Braun-Blanquet scale, header data etc.)

permanent plots, their fixing an finding

Ellenberg indicator values (EIV)

environmental variables (soil pH, soil depth, soil type and other depending on the study)

plant measurements

biomass measurements and calibration

underground organs measurements