Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Zoology and Entomology
Course code:ZEAR
Course title in language of instruction:Zoologie s entomologií
Course title in Czech:Zoologie s entomologií
Course title in English:Zoology and Entomology
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, 18/0
(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 2015/2016 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Jiří Foit, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:not now Forest Zoology and Entomology or Forest Zoology and Entomology or not now Zoology or Zoology or Zoology and wildlife management or not now Zoology and wildlife management or Zoology K or not now Zoology K
Aims of the course:To introduce the students into methods, important terms and main trends in general and systematic zoology and entomology as basis for a next study and for a direct application. Students gain knowledge in general zoology and entomology and they will be able to assess the importance of individual species in single ecosystems as in the whole landscape.
Course contents:
1.Recapitulation of general zoology (morphology, reproduction and ontogenesis); Ethology. (allowance 2/0)
2.Principles of systematics, classification and nomenclature of animals (allowance 0/2)
3.Systematic part - characteristics, classification, species and importance. (allowance 20/24)
a.Porifera, Radiata, Platyhelminthes, Rotifera, Acanthocephala. (Allowance 2/2)
b.Gastrotricha, Nemertea, Bryozoa, Entoprocta, Annelida, Mollusca. (2/2)
c.Nematoda, Tardigrada, Onychophora. (2/2)
d.Arthropoda I - Chelicerata, Crustacea. (2/2)
e.Arthropoda II - Myriapoda, Hexapoda. (4/6)
f.Echinodermata, Hemichordata, Chordata I - Cyclostoma, Chondrichthyes, Pisces. (2/2)
g.Chordata II - Amphibia, Reptilia. (2/2)
h.Chordata III - Aves. (2/4)
i.Chordata IV - Mammalia. (2/2)

4.Zoogeography, history of fauna (dotace 2/0) (allowance 2/0)
5.Biodiversity, trees - the landscape biodiversity bearers (allowance 2/0)

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

Specific competences:
-Ability to recognize, determine, distinguish and systematize various biotic and abiotic objects
-Competence to evaluate signifikance of animals associated with woody plants growing outside the forest
-Knowledge of ecology, importance and threatening of the most important species within the particular animal taxa
-Knowledge of general zoology and taxonomic tree of animals

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:Obligatory participation at seminars (minimum 80% of presence). For credit students must give proof of their practical knowledge of determination of important animal species, including the knowledge of their higher classification (phylum and class)(minimally 85% of 20 items have to be right determined). The credit is compulsory for final exam participation. The course is finished with written exam, duration 60 min., 100 questions, minimally 60 points of 100 possible.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h10 h
     practice28 h8 h
     consultation8 h16 h
     preparation for exam52 h70 h
     preparation for regular assessment24 h36 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
Recommended reading list
  • BUCHAR, J. -- ČEPICKÁ, A. et al. Klíč k určování bezobratlých. 1st ed. Praha: Scientia, 1995. 285 p. ISBN 80-85827-81-6.
  • GAISLER, J. -- ZIMA, J. Zoologie obratlovců. 2nd ed. Praha: Academia, 2007. 692 p. ISBN 978-80-200-1484-9.
  • The insects: An Outline of Entomology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2000. 470 p. ISBN 0-632-05343-7.
  • LAŠTŮVKA, Z. -- GAISLER, J. -- ŠŤASTNÁ, P. -- PELIKÁN, J. Zoologie pro zemědělce a lesníky. 3rd ed. Brno: Konvoj, 2004. 264 p. ISBN 80-7302-065-3.
  • Kolektiv autorů. Svět zvířat I-XII. Praha: Albatros, 1997-2001.