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Ecology of aquatic organisms - MB162P34
Title: Ekologie vodních organizmů
Czech title: Ekologie vodních organizmů
Guaranteed by: Department of Ecology (31-162)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2017 to 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:oral
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
RNDr. Josef Fuksa, CSc.
Mgr. Zuzana Musilová, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Linda Nedbalová, Ph.D.
RNDr. Lenka Procházková, Ph.D.
RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D.
Annotation -
The lecture gives an overview of organisms inhabiting inland waters focusing namely on their ecology and role in the ecosystems. It covers microbiological communities, phytoplankton, macrophytes, aquatic invertebrates (plankton, benthos, pleuston) and vertebrates. The lecture is intended for students of nonbiological study programmes.
Last update: Černý Martin, RNDr., Ph.D. (29.03.2019)
Literature -

Ecology of Phytoplankton, C. Reynolds, 2006, Cambridge University Press

Plankton of Inland Waters. G.E. Likens, Academic Press 2010

Freshwater Invertebrates, Volume 1 Ecology and General Biology, Thorp and Covich's 2014 AP

Freshwater Meiofauna Biology and Ecology,  SD Rundle, 2002 backhuys Publishers

Freshwater Microbiology: Biodiversity and Dynamic Interactions of Microorganisms in the Aquatic Environment, D. Sigee 2004, John Wiley & Sons

Last update: Černý Martin, RNDr., Ph.D. (29.03.2019)
Requirements to the exam -

Oral examination. 

Last update: Černý Martin, RNDr., Ph.D. (23.10.2019)
Syllabus -

1.      Introduction (Černý)
2.      Aquatic organisms - overview of groups (Černý) (3 hod)
a.      Diversity of aquatic organisms in freshwaters
                                                    i.     Plankton
                                                   ii.     Benthos
                                                  iii.     Comspolitanism, geoghraphic aand other patterns/gradiensts in distributuion, invasive species

 .      Differencies  between marine and freshwater diversity / dominant gropus
3.      Primary producers (Nedbalová)
a.      Introduction to ecology of phytoplankton 
b.      Cyanobacteria (planktonic  and benthic)
                                                    i.     major ecological chracteristrics
                                                   ii.     Typical/important representatives
c.      Algae (sensu lato) - (planktonic  and benthic)

major ecological chracteristrics
                                                   ii.     Typical/important representatives

4.      Freshwater microbs (Fuksa) (3 hod)
a.      generel ecology of freswater microbs
b.      baceria and viruses 
c.      heterotrophioc protozoans 
5.      Zooplankton and  zoobenthos (Černý, Sacherová) (18 hod)
a.      general intro  – permanent vs facultative zooplankton , life cycles  
b.      taxonomic overview - ecology of major gropus (Porifera, Cnidaria , Turbellaria, nemerthini, Rotifers , Gastrotrichs, nemathelmithes, nematomorphs, mollucs, Anenllds, Tardigrades, Arthtopods , bryozoans.
6.      Fishes (Zuzka Musilová)
a.      general ecology – 
b.      species overview - Europe 

Last update: Černý Martin, RNDr., Ph.D. (23.10.2019)
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