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Ecology of lentic ecosystems - MB160P02
Title in English: Ecology of lentic ecosystems
Czech title: Ekologie stojatých vod
Guaranteed by: Department of Ecology (31-162)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: 5
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Level: specialized
Note: the course is taught as cyclical
Guarantor: RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Linda Nedbalová, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Adam Petrusek, Ph.D.
RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jasna Vukićová, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D. (29.03.2019)
The lecture broadens basic knowledge about ecology of inland lentic aquatic habitats in all their scales, ie. from large lakes to ephemeral pools. An elementary knowledge of limnology and freshwater organisms is welcome.
Literature - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D. (29.03.2019)

Specialised literature will be recommended during the courses . For general reaading we recommend 

1. Limnoecology: The Ecology of Lakes and Streams by W. lampert and U. Sommer , OUP Oxford; 2 edition (September 6, 2007). 

2. Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters, G.E. Likens, 2010, Academic Press

3. The biology of temporary waters. D.D. Williams. OUP 2006

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D. (10.04.2018)

Oral examination.

Syllabus -
Last update: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D. (10.04.2018)

1. Introduction - general characteristics of lentic habitats, factors/resources ruling the ecosystem, adaptations for aquatic life

2. Temperate stratified lakes, mono-/ oligo-/ poly-mictic lakes

3. Famous freshwater lakes of the world

4. Shallow lakes and ponds

5. Salt lakes & Soda lakes (endorheic)

6. Subterranean lakes, karstic systems

7. Temporary waters (vernal pools, open summer/warm pools, puddles, thelmes); arctic pools, peatbogs...

8. Reservoirs

9. Extreme habitats - e.g. epishelf lakes, subglacial, thermal lakes, cryoconites etc.

10. Acidification, Eutrophisation

11. Fish & Fisheries (carp production)

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