Biology of freshwater invertebrates - field course - MB160C14
Title in English: Biologie vodních živočichů - praktikum
Czech title: Biologie vodních živočichů - praktikum
Guaranteed by: Department of Ecology (31-162)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/10 C [days/semester]
Capacity: 15
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Level: specialized
Additional information: http://www.natur.cuni.cz/ekologie/vyuka/BVZ/
Guarantor: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Zuzana Hořická, Ph.D. (13.03.2008)
The field course complements the lectures to Biology of Freshwater Invertebrates (B160P14). It is focused on observation, collection, and identification of freshwater invertebrates in their natural habitats like pools, ponds, springs, streams, and rivers, including sites typical for submountaneous and mountaneous areas.
Please note that the course is run only in the Czech language. However, foreign students can be led paralelly in the English language, and use primarily materials in English.
Literature - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Zuzana Hořická, Ph.D. (13.03.2008)

1. Lellák, J. a kol., 1985. Biologie vodních živočichů. Skriptum UK Praha, 220 s.

2. Brusca, R.C. and G.J. Brusca, 2003. Invertebrates. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates Publishers. 936 pp.

3. Pennak, R.W., 1989. Fresh-water invertebrates of the United States. Protozoa to Mollusca. 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons. 628 pp.

4. Thorp, J.H. and A.P. Covich, 2001. Ecology and classification of North American freshwater invertebrates. 2nd ed. Academic Press. 1056 pp.

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D. (27.10.2011)

Zápočet je udělen za aktivní účast na terénním kurzu.

Syllabus -
Last update: RNDr. Zuzana Hořická, Ph.D. (13.03.2008)

The field course is complementary to the course Biology of Freshwater Invertebrates (B160P14). It consists of field observation, collection, and identification (in the field and in the laboratory)of water organisms. Besides, lectures on the following groups are included: Protozoa, Cnidaria, Rotatoria, Gastrotricha, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Neuroptera, and Lepidoptera. Some general topics will be concluded (adaptations of organisms to life in lotic and lentic environments, diurnal vertical migrations, survival mechanisms and spreading of water animals, invasions of freshwater invertebrates, parasitism in water ecosystems, meiofauna, fauna of dendrothelms, lithothelms, springs, and underground waters).