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Advanced field course in zoology - MB170T23
Title: Speciální exkurze ze zoologie
Czech title: Speciální exkurze ze zoologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Zoology (31-170)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/0, C [TS]
Capacity: 14
Min. number of students: 5
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mgr. Zuzana Starostová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Petr Janšta, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Petr Janšta, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jakub Kreisinger, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Pavel Munclinger, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Jakub Prokop, Ph.D.
Mgr. Zuzana Starostová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jakub Straka, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Petr Janšta, Ph.D. (03.10.2023)
This zoological course is a field course introducing fauna of the Czech Republic. The lectures are given in both languages - Czech and English. The main focus of the five-day excursion is hands-on training in determination and field observation of animals and ecological conditions of habitats. The location of the excursion is in the warmest part of the country - National Park Podyjí in Southern Moravia. The course will cover both vertebrates and invertebrates.
There are some costs associated with this excursion: students have to cover cost of transportation to and from the NP Podyjí (e.g., public transportation), accommodation at the field station (300 CZK per night) and food (possibility to use kitchen with basic equipment, there is also a small shop and restaurant in the village).

In the year 2024 the field course will be held during 5.-10.5.2024.

Other detail information will be sent to enrolled students in March 2024.

Literature -
Last update: Ing. Jindřiška Peterková (25.10.2019)

Chinery M. 2007: Insects of Britain and Western Europe. A&C Black, London.

Aulagnier S., Haffner P., Mitchell-Jones A.J., Moutou F., Zima J., 2009: Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. A&C Black Publishers, London, 272 pp.

Carter D. J. & Hargreaves B. 1986: A field guide to caterpillars of butterflies and moths. Collins Sons, London.

Kerney M. P. & Cameron R. A. D. 1979: Land snails of Britain & North-West Europe. 4th edition. Harper Collins Publ., Hong Kong.

Novák I. 1980: A field guide in colour to butterflies and moths. Artia, Praha.


Hudec K. a kol. 2007: Příroda České republiky, průvodce faunou. Academia.

Buchar J. a kol. 1995: Klíč k určování bezobratlých. Praha: Scientia.

Klíč zvířeny ČSSR I. - V., Černý V., Daniel M., Doskočil J., Hrabě S., Kratochvíl J. eds., 1954-1975. Praha: Akademia.

Rozkošný R. (ed.) 1980: Klíč vodních larev hmyzu. Praha: Československá akademie věd.


Special atlases of individual animal groups published gradually by the Academia publishing house.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. Zuzana Starostová, Ph.D. (17.12.2022)

Presence during whole course and activity of student is necessary. Students collect and determinate material and study animals in the field.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jitka Vilímová, CSc. (21.01.2014)

Study of insects, chelicerates, molluscs and other invertebrate animals, also of birds, lizards, snakes, bats and other vertebrate animals. Collecting and demonstration of specific animal societies on different natural habitats in the Czech Republic: meadows, steppes, forests, rivers, streams, lakes, artificial lakes, etc.

Determination of taxa on different taxonomic levels.

Study of biology and behaviour of species in natural conditions.

Elaboration of simple research projects (e.g., entomofauna of oak forest, daily activity of birds).

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