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Course, academic year 2019/2020
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 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/0 C [weeks/semester]
Capacity: 30
Min. number of students: 5
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Guarantor: Mgr. Petr Janšta, Ph.D.
Mgr. Zuzana Starostová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Petr Janšta, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Pavel Munclinger, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Jakub Prokop, Ph.D.
Mgr. Zuzana Starostová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jakub Straka, Ph.D.
Mgr. Petr Šípek, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Jitka Vilímová, CSc.
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Zuzana Starostová, Ph.D. (09.01.2020)
The course is recommended for Erasmus students as useful field zoological course introducing the fauna of Czech Republic. The lectures are given simultaneously in English and Czech languages. Field study of the fauna in Czech Republic, determination, field observation. Field excursion takes course in warmest part of the country - National Park Podyjí in Southern Moravia with many different habitats represented. The specialists in different animal groups, from mammals (e.g. bats) and birds to insects, spiders and other invertebrates teaching this course are from Charles University, National Park and well-known local museum.

Exact date of this course for academic year 2019/20: 26.4.-1.5.2020
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: doc. RNDr. Jitka Vilímová, CSc. (15.11.2011)

Presence during whole course and activity of student is necessary. Students collects and determinates material and studies animals in the nature. Elaboration of simple project concerning these activities at the end of the course.

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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