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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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Specialized field course in Zoology - MB170T22
Title: Specialized field course in Zoology
Czech title: Speciální zoologická exkurze
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, Ex [TS]
Capacity: 17
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
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 -
This zoological course is recommended for Erasmus students as interesting field course introducing fauna of the Czech Republic. The lectures are given in 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.
Last update: Janšta Petr, Mgr., Ph.D. (03.10.2023)
Literature -

References (all available in our libraries)

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

Complete British insects.

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

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. 

Collins bird guide, 2nd edition. 

Last update: Vilímová Jitka, doc. RNDr., CSc. (20.02.2017)
Requirements to the exam

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

Last update: Starostová Zuzana, Mgr., Ph.D. (17.12.2022)

Study of insects, chelicerates, other arthropods, molluscs and other invertebrate animals, as well as of birds, lizards, snakes, bats and other vertebrate animals. Collecting of animals and demonstration of specific animal societies on different natural habitats in the Czech Republic: meadows, steppes, forests, rivers, streams, lakes, artificial lakes, etc. Introduction to the fauna of National Park Podyjí, the most southern NP in Czech Republic.
Determination of taxa on different taxonomic levels.
Study of biology and behaviour of species in natural conditions.
(According to current weather, elaboration of a simple talk about some interesting findings.)

Last update: Janšta Petr, Mgr., Ph.D. (18.10.2021)
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