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Population ecology and species protection - MO550P105
Anglický název: Population ecology and species protection
Český název: Populační ekologie a ochrana druhů
Zajišťuje: Ústav pro životní prostředí (31-550)
Fakulta: Přírodovědecká fakulta
Platnost: od 2018
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 4
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/0 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neomezen
Minimální obsazenost: 3
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Garant: prof. RNDr. Pavel Kindlmann, DrSc.
Vyučující: prof. RNDr. Pavel Kindlmann, DrSc.
doc. Mgr. Jiří Reif, Ph.D.
Poslední úprava: prof. RNDr. Pavel Kindlmann, DrSc. (31.12.2015)
Population Ecology and Species Protection is an up-to-date course covering the most important aspects of population ecology. It discusses field and laboratory data to illustrate the fundamental laws of population ecology, explores single-species population growth and self-limitation, metapopulations, and a broad range of interspecific interactions including parasite-host, predator-prey, and plant-herbivore. The course keeps the mathematics as simple as possible, using a careful step-by-step approach and including graphs and other visual aids to help understanding.

Poslední úprava: prof. RNDr. Pavel Kindlmann, DrSc. (14.02.2016)

A.A. Berryman, P. Kindlmann (2008): Population Systems. Springer, Dordrecht.

L.L. Rockwood (2015): Introduction to Population Ecology. Wiley, Blackwell. 384 pp.

- downloadable from https://www.academia.edu/3626536/Introduction_to_Population_Ecology._Rockwood._2006

N.J. Gotelli (1998): A primer of Ecology. Sinauer Assiciates, Sunderland, MA, USA, 236 pp.

P. Kindlmann & F. Burel (2008): Connectivity measures: a review. Landscape Ecology 23: 879-890.

Hanski, I. (1999): Metapopulation Ecology. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Gilpin, M.E. & Hanski, I., eds.(1991): Metapopulation Dynamics: Empirical and Theoretical investigations.
Academic Press, London.

Hanski, I. & Gilpin, M.E., eds. (1997): Metapopulation Biology: Ecology, Genetics & Evolution. - Academic Press,
London. 512 pp.

Požadavky ke zkoušce
Poslední úprava: prof. RNDr. Pavel Kindlmann, DrSc. (14.02.2016)

The exam consists of a written multiple choice test with 12-questions.

Poslední úprava: prof. RNDr. Pavel Kindlmann, DrSc. (24.03.2019)

The course offers an introduction in the basics of population ecology:

- various models of one species population dynamics (without/with age structure, overlapping/nonoverlapping generations),
- interactions between species (predator-prey, competition, resource-consumer,
- spread of infectious diseases (interactions between numbers of susceptible, infected and recovered individuals),
- dynamics of metapopulations (several populations of the same species connected by migration),
- effects of landscape connectivity of species survival,
- island biogeography and its applications in species protection,
- species-area, species-abundance relationships and their use in design of nature reserves.

The course is planned as 2 hrs per week, but scheduled 14:50-18:50. This is because we will have only 5 sessions per 5 teaching hours (with breaks, of course), instead of 12 sessions per 2 teaching hours.

IMPORTANT: The sessions will take place on the following dates:

March 25,14:50-18:50; 

April 1, 14:50-18:50;

April 8, 14:50-18:50;

April 15, 14:50-18:50; (lecturer: Dr. Reif);

April 29, 14:50-18:50;


The exam will take place on May 6, 14:50-15:50 in room B12 (more details about the exam during first lecture).

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