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Forest Geography - MZ330P122
Title: Forest Geography
Czech title: Geografie lesa
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology (31-330)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Tomáš Chuman, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Jan Kropáček, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jan Tumajer, Ph.D.
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download Forest structure, disturbances, seedlings.pdf Lecture 4 - Forest structure, disturbances, seedlings doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D.
download Lecture 5 - Growth.pdf Lecture 5 - Growth of woody plants RNDr. Jan Tumajer, Ph.D.
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Last update: doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D. (14.02.2022)
The course of Forest Geography provides basic overview of the importance of forests for Earth climate system, water runoff from landscape, biodiversity and economy. We will point out basic ecological processes that determine forest dynamics, special emphasis will be given to the role of forest disturbances. At individual tree level, interaction between tree and environment and the main factors influencing tree growth and transpiration will be stressed as well. Further, the main forest types on the Earth (forest biomes) will be described. We will also deal with forest management issues and the history of man influence on forests. The course will be organized as lectures together with discussion on readings related to lecture’s topic.
Last update: doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Kliment, CSc. (25.06.2018)

Kimmins J. P. 2004:Forest ecology, a foundation for sustainable forest management and environmental ethics in forestry. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Sadle River.

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D. (14.02.2022)

Předmět je ukončen zkouškou. Ta spočívá v napsání rešerše na zadané téma a následné diskuse nad ní.

Course is completed by exam. The exam is in the form of written review on topic assigned by course guarantor. Review is discussed during oral examination.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D. (14.02.2022)

1)      Introduction – significance of forests for the Earth – climate system feedback, biodiversity, society, basic data on forests on the Earth;

2)      Forests and their role in carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, hydrological cycle;

3)      Forest soils;

4)      Tree growth, the effects of environmental conditions on tree growth;

5)      Forest ecology 1 – competition, facilitation, seedling establishment and survival;

6)      Forest ecology 2 – forest structure, disturbances;

7)      Climate change and forests;

8)      Forest inventory in the Czech Republic;

9)      Man and forest – use and environmental impacts of human activities on forests;

10)   Forest types of the Earth 1;

11)   Forest types of the Earth 2;

12)   Forest management and forest law in the Czech Republic;

13) One day field excursion

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