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Biology of freshwater invertebrates - MB160P14
Title in English: Biologie vodních živočichů
Czech title: Biologie vodních živočichů
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.:4/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: 5
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.
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
lecturers.
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. 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)

Zkouška je ústní, skládá se ze tří částí:

1. poznávací část - student musí určit několik vybraných organizmů

2. otázka průřezová, týkající se vybraného aspektu biologie sladkovodních bezobratlých

3. otázka taxonomická (vybraná skupina sladkovodnách bezobratlých)

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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