Study programmes / B-AS Agricultural Specialization / Hydrobiology and Fisheries
Course code:RHAR
Course title in language of instruction:Hydrobiologie a rybářství
Course title in Czech:Hydrobiologie a rybářství
Course title in English:Hydrobiology and Fisheries
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; master; master continuing
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FA
Name of lecturer:Ing. Tomáš Brabec, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Jan Grmela, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Mgr. Lenka Hadašová (instructor)
doc. Ing. Radovan Kopp, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
prof. Dr. Ing. Jan Mareš (lecturer)
Ing. Veronika Petrovajová (instructor)
Ing. Juraj Rybnikár, Ph.D. (instructor)
Mgr. Pavla Řezníčková, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Petr Spurný, CSc. (examiner, lecturer)
Aims of the course:To acquire basic knowledge about hydrobiological process in freshwater biotopes, bionomy of fish species, negative affect of agricultural pollution fish culture and river ichthyofauna
Course contents:
1.Basic hydrochemical and hydrobiological process in standing and running waters (allowance 14/14)
2.Basics of fish biology - anatomy, physiology, taxonomy and bionomy of czech fish species (allowance 4/4)
3.Principles of fishery management of trout and cyprinids waters (allowance 2/0)
4.Fish culture - pond fishery, trout culture (allowance 4/4)
5.Fishery management of drinking water reservoirs (allowance 2/0)
6.Endangered and protected fish species (allowance 2/0)
7.Visitation of a typical czech fish farm and demonstration of electrofishing method in the river (allowance 0/6)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to make decisions
-ability to work independently
-professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Evaluate ecological status of surface waters
-To acquire basic knowledge about fish biology
-To acquire basic knowledge about freshwater hydrobiology and hydrochemistry
-To acquire basic knowledge about market fish culture
-To acquire basic knowledge about protected fish species

Type of course unit:optional
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:Demands for course-unit credit:
80% attendance at exercises
successful written formerly test form hydrobiology (40%)
oral examination from fisheries (60%)
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     professional educational excursion6 h
     consultation5 h
     preparation for exam50 h
     preparation for regular testing23 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • SUKOP, I. Ekologie vodního prostředí. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2006. 199 p. ISBN 80-7157-923-8.
  • HETEŠA, J. Hydrochemie. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU, 1998. 95 p. ISBN 80-7157-289-6.
  • SUKOP, I. Aplikovaná hydrobiologie. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1998. 143 p. ISBN 80-7157-290-X.
  • SPURNÝ, P. -- MAREŠ, J. -- KOPP, R. -- ŘEZNÍČKOVÁ, P. Hydrobiologie a rybářství. 1st ed. 250 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-345-5.
Recommended reading list
  • HANEL, L. Poznáváme naše ryby. 1st ed. Praha: Brázda, 1992. 285 p. ISBN 80-209-0227-9.
  • SPURNÝ, P. Ichtyologie: (obecná část). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1998. 138 p. ISBN 80-7157-341-8.
  • SPURNÝ, P. Ichtyologie: (systematická část). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1998. 138 p. ISBN 80-7157-341-8.
  • ŠPAČEK, F. et al. Speciální chov hospodářských zvířat - 2. 1st ed. Praha: Státní zemědělské nakladatelství, 1980. 591 p.
  • KRUPAUER, V. -- JIRÁSEK, J. -- KÁLAL, L. Cvičení z rybářství. 1st ed. Praha: Vysoká škola zemědělská, 1980. 163 p.