Study programmes / B-AGB Agrobiology / Agroecosystem Services
Course code:AESSL
Course title in language of instruction:Agroekosystémové služby
Course title in Czech:Agroekosystémové služby
Course title in English:Agroecosystem Services
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2020/2021 - FA
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Hana Středová, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Aims of the course:Ability to independently and competently decide on the optimization of species and variety composition in the context of agroecosystem ecosystem services. Understanding the links between the biodiversity of the agricultural landscape and its ability to provide ecosystem services in the short, medium and long term.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to the subject, definition of basic concepts and historical excursion. (allowance 2/2)
2.Production functions of the agricultural landscape. (allowance 2/2)
3.Non-production functions of the agricultural landscape. (allowance 2/2)
4.Biodiversity in agricultural landscape (meaning and protection) - sub-context. (allowance 2/2)
5.Species and variety diversity of field crops - agrobiodiversity. (allowance 2/2)
6.Economic links between agro-ecosystem services of agricultural production. (allowance 2/2)
7.Carbon sequestration by field crops. (allowance 2/2)
8.Measures set aside and conservation of agricultural land, including negative externalities. (allowance 2/2)
9.Production of energy biomass on arable land - 2. part (allowance 2/2)
10.Production of energy biomass on arable land - 1. part (allowance 2/2)
11.Growth and development of field crops in the context of the protection of arable land from erosion. (allowance 2/2)
12.Possibilities of evaluation of agroecosystem services - 1. čast (allowance 2/2)
13.Possibilities of evaluation of agroecosystem services - 2. část (allowance 2/2)
14.Agroecosystem services in context of study plan, mutual relationship (allowance 2/2)

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Active participation in the collective semester project, successful passing the credit test.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     project work20 h
     preparation for exam50 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation of presentation3 h
Total139 h

Basic reading list
  • MARADA, P. -- HAVLÍČEK, Z. -- SLÁMA, P. Ekosystémové služby agrosystémů. Reprotisk, s.r.o.: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 80 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-923-0.