Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Ecophysiology of Forest Tree Species
Course code:EFD
Course title in language of instruction:Ekofyziologie lesních dřevin
Course title in Czech:Ekofyziologie lesních dřevin
Course title in English:Ecophysiology of Forest Tree Species
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; part-time, 19/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:Ing. Zuzana Špinlerová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites:Anatomy and Physiology of Trees
Aims of the course:To undestand the behaviour of woody plants in their changed, arteficial environment, namely in cities.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to ecophysiology of woody species, constructional types of woody species (allowance 4/2)
2.Curious arborescent species (allowance 2/0)
3.Trees and stress (allowance 4/12)
4.Veteran trees (allowance 4/2)
5.Water, plant water relations (allowance 4/2)
6.Light, solar radiation and plants (allowance 2/2)
7.Heat and plants (allowance 2/0)
8.Phenology (allowance 2/4)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn
-professional knowledge
-science and research skills
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to execute laboratory experiments
-Abitity to take care for woody plants with respect to their ecophysiological and aestethic characteristics
-Competences and skills to do the hazard tree assessment
-Knowledge in indigenous and common cultural woody plant species
-Knowledge of domestic and common cultivated woody species
-Knowledge of laws connected with the urban green
-Tree evaluation capability
-Tree planting skills

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:Credit - compulsory participation in seminars (80%)
       - submission of a seminar work with phonological topic and oral presentation of results.
Exam - written exam of knowledge obtained from lectures and seminars (maximal total receive points could be 45, for obtaining exam is necessary to have at least 25 points).
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h19 h
     practice24 h0 h
     field work4 h2 h
     consultation4 h19 h
     public presentation (oral)1 h0 h
     preparation for exam40 h80 h
     preparation for regular assessment18 h20 h
     preparation of presentation5 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h0 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • ŠPINLEROVÁ, Z. Ekofyziologie dřevin. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. 109 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-158-1.
  • PROCHÁZKA, S. et al. Botanika: morfologie a fyziologie rostlin. 3rd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 242 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-125-8.
  • KOLAŘÍK, J. et al. Péče o dřeviny rostoucí mimo les II. 1st ed. Vlašim: Český svaz ochránců přírody, 2005. 720 p. II. ISBN 80-86327-44-2.
  • BLÁHA, L. et al. Rostlina a stres. 1st ed. Praha: Výzkumný ústav rostlinné výroby, 2003. 156 p. ISBN 80-86555-32-1.
  • LARCHER, W. -- BAUER, V. Fyziologická ekologie rostlin. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1988. 361 p.