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Selected Chapters from Physical Geography and Geoecology - MZ330E010
Title: Selected Chapters from Physical Geography and Geoecology
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology (31-330)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:combined
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Explanation: nahrazuje MZ300E003
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Filip Hartvich, Ph.D.
RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
RNDr. Tomáš Chuman, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Kliment, CSc.
RNDr. Miloslav Müller, Ph.D.
RNDr. Dušan Romportl, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jan Tumajer, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Vít Vilímek, CSc.
Incompatibility : MZ300E003
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download Hydro_CR_ErasmusD_sucho_22.pdf Chalupová RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
download Chuman_Romportl_2010.pdf Chuman Romportl RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
download Lipsky_Romportl_2007_Typologie krajiny v Česku a zahraničí.pdf Lipský Romportl RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
download Report_on_the_Environment_of_the_Czech_Republic_2012.pdf Romportl RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
download Romportl et al_2013_Typologie.pdf Romportl RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
download Romportl_Chuman_2012_PRESENT APPROACHES TO LANDSCAPE TYPOLOGY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC.pdf Romportl Chuman RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
Annotation -
The course is focused on selected chapters from physical geography and geoecology of the Czech Republic. Each lecture is focused on a special topic.
Last update: Chalupová Dagmar, RNDr., Ph.D. (17.06.2023)
Literature -

Jones, A., Montanarella, L. and Jones, R., (2005): Soil atlas of Europe. European Soil Bureau Network. European Commission, Luxembourg, 128 p.
Kozák, J. (2010): Soil atlas of the Czech Republic. Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, 150 p.
Hladný, J., Němec, J (eds.) (2006): Water in Czech Republic, Consult, Prague, 256 p. ISBN: 80-903482-2-X                                                                                                                                                                             

Romportl, D., Chuman, T., Lipský, Z. (2013): Typologie krajiny Česka, Geografie, 1, 118, pp. 16-39. Romportl, D., Chuman, T. (2012): Present approaches to landscape typology, Journal of Landscape Ecology,5, 3, 24-35.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Chuman, T., Romportl. D. (2010): Multivariate classification analysis of cultural landscapes: An example from the Czech Republic, Landscape and Urban Planning, doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.08.003                                          

Lipský, Z., Romportl, D. (2007):Typůologie krajiny v Česku a zahrnaičí: stav, problematiky, metody a teoretická východiska, 112, 1, 62-84.                                                                                                                          

DOSTÁL, T., JANEČEK, M., KLIMENT, Z., KRÁSA, J., LANGHAMMER, J., VÁŠKA, J., VRÁNA, K., 2006. Czech Republic. In: Soil Erosion in Europe (J. Boardmann,  J. Poesen  eds.), J.Wiley & sons, New York, pp. 107-116. ISBN 0-470-85910.
LANGHAMMER, J., MATOUŠKOVÁ, M., KLIMENT, Z., 2013. Assessment of spatial and temporal changes of ecological status of streams in Czechia: a geographical approach. Geografie, 118, 4, 309-333.
KLIMENT, Z., KADLEC, J., LANGHAMMER, J., 2008. Evaluation of suspended load changes using AnnAGNPS and SWAT semi-empirical models. Catena, 73, 3, 286-299. 
KLIMENT, Z., 2003. Transport of suspended sediments in various regions of the Czech Republic. Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Geographica, 38, 1, 157-166.                                                                                                        

Tolasz, R. et al., 2007: Climate atlas of Czechia. Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Prague.


and other literature focused on contemporary isues in physical geography: articles (WOS, Scopus)

Last update: Chalupová Dagmar, RNDr., Ph.D. (17.06.2023)
Requirements to the exam -

75% presence at lectures,

Seminar work (8 pages) of the chosen topic according to teh topics of given lectures

-       topic must be chosen till the 3th after a discussion with a respective lecture

-       during the semester, the chosen topic must be discussed with the lecturer during the semester

-      the written work must be sent to the lecturer at least 2 weeks before the final presentation

-       at the end of the semester presentation of the chosen topic in powerpoint (7 minutes)

Last update: Chalupová Dagmar, RNDr., Ph.D. (23.01.2024)
Syllabus -

23.2.2024 Hydrology of the Czech Republic (Dr.Chalupová)

The main hydrological characteristics of the country, discharge of rivers, hydrological regime of rivers, recent floods in Prague, water consumption in the Czech Republic, water law authorities, water quality monitoring.


1.3.2024 Geology and Geomorphology of the Czech Republic (Dr. Hartvich)

This lecture covers the elementary description of the geological and geomorphological setting and development of the area of the Czech Republic. The geological development is described both regionally and in the context of the formation of the European continent. Geomorphological regions are characterized with regard to the morphological and morphometrical properties of the relief.


8.3.2024 Hydrometeorological hazards in Central Europe (Dr. Müller)

Students will learn the main products of weather monitoring and forecasting for the Czech Republic and Europe, including basic interpretation of the products.


15.3.2024 Pedology and pedogeography of the Czech Republic (Dr. Chuman)

The basic information on pedogenesis, soil forming factors and geography of soils within the Czech Republic will be presented.


22.3.2024 Geomorphological hazards and risks in the Czech Republic (Prof. Vilímek)

Natural hazards and risks will be described in general way and with regard to specific conditions of the Czech Republic. Triggering factors and management of risks will be included as well. Several examples of natural hazards of the Czech Republic will be performed.



5.4.2024 Soil erosion: Is it a problem of the Czech Republic? (Assoc. prof. Kliment)

An occurrence and soil erosion hazards in the Czech Republic, main erosion factors and their effects, water erosion processes and their relationships to sediments transport and water pollution, presentation of case studies



12.4.2024 Physical-geographical regionalization of the Czech Republic (Dr. Romportl)

Lecture provides basic information on methods of physical - geographical regionalization and landscape classification. Introduction to data on natural and cultural environmental variables of the Czech Republic, their synthesis and classification into types or regions on different spatial scales


19.4.2024 Forests in the Czech Republic (Dr. Tumajer)

The lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of forest ecosystems in the Czech Republic, their distribution, composition, dynamics, and threads. A specific focus will be on the current forest performance under climate change manifested in growth trends, changes in growth phenology, occurrence of disturbances, and redistribution of growth-limiting climatic factors. Important long-term forest monitoring networks and available datasets on forest conditions in the Czech Republic will be introduced.


26.4.2024 Selected Problems of the Czech Environment (Assoc. prof. Treml)

Lecture will give an overview about recent state of the environment in the Czech Republic. Main environmental weaknesses and threats will be stressed. Special emphasis will be put on acidification, changes in nutrient regime and its consequences. Comparison of the Czech Republic and EU countries will be made using environmental indices.



3.5.2024 Final seminar

10.5.2024 Final seminar

17.5.2024 Final seminar


Students´ presentations with discussion


Last update: Chalupová Dagmar, RNDr., Ph.D. (30.01.2024)
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