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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Biology of freshwater invertebrates - MB160P14
Title: Biologie vodních živočichů
Czech title: Biologie vodních živočichů
Guaranteed by: Department of Ecology (31-162)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:4/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: 5
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Level: specialized
Explanation: zoom link
Additional information:
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D. (08.03.2019)
Biology and systematics of major groups of freshwater invertebrates. The course Biology of Water Invertebrates
includes freshwater fauna occurring in Central Europe. Lectures (an introduction to a group, taxonomy, role in the
ecosystem) are partially covered by external specialists. The course is complemented by a ten-day field course
(Biology of Freshwater Invertebrates - field course, B160C14).
Please note that the lectures are given only in the Czech language. However, foreign students are given
list of recommended textbooks for individual study and are welcome to discuss the material with any of the
Literature -
Last update: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D. (23.10.2019)

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

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

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 -
Last update: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D. (23.10.2019)

Oral examination including determination of several freshwater invertebrates.

Syllabus -
Last update: RNDr. Zuzana Hořická, Ph.D. (07.05.2009)

Lectures (introduction to the groups) are partly held by external specialists. They include a demonstration of selected organisms and main morphological characters, identification, and recording and drawing the basic morphology by students in Crustacea (Anostraca, Notostraca, Conchostraca, Cladocera, Copepoda, Ostracoda, Harpacticoida, Branchiura, Bathynelleae, Mysidaceae, Isopoda, Amphipoda, Decapoda), Turbellaria, Nemertea, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Tardigrada, Bryozoa, Porifera, Mollusca, Oligochaeta, Hirudinea, Araneae, Hydracarina, Collembola, Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Megaloptera, Trichoptera, Coleoptera, Heteroptera, Odonata, Diptera: Chironomidae, Hymenoptera, Neuroptera, Lepidoptera.

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