Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Special Forest Botany
Course code:LBOTA
Course title in language of instruction:Lesnická botanika speciální
Course title in Czech:Lesnická botanika speciální
Course title in English:Special Forest Botany
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2/3 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester); part-time, 20/0/0 (h/h/days in semester)
(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:WS 2015/2016 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:Ing. Tomáš Koutecký, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Jana Posslová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
doc. Ing. Radomír Řepka, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites:not State Bachelor Examination or now State Bachelor Examination
Aims of the course:Acquirement of basic knowledge of system of Algae, Plants and Fungi inclusive of understanding of their role in ecosystems. Practical knowledge of 300 species of forest, meadow, ruderal and segetal plants, especially formationelly significant species.
Course contents:
1.Phylogenetic system of lower and higher plants and fungi. (allowance 2/2)
a.Bacteria and their ecologic importance.
b.Cyanobacteria and algae, its distribution and importance.
c.Fungi including lichens, its ecology and importance in natur.
d.Bryophytes and ferns focused on the important species.
e.Gymnosperms and angiosperms. Character set of most important families.
f.Ferns and flowering plants with indicative value.

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

Specific competences:
-Ability to distinguish tree species after their morphological characteristics.
-Ability to recognize, determine, distinguish and systematize various biotic and abiotic objects
-Knowledge in indigenous and common cultural woody plant species
-Knowledge of basic herbal and woody plant species to indicate habitat conditions
-Tree evaluation capability

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:The course ends with a written and oral tests for credit should consult a seminar paper.
To pass the credit must be met: One 50-minute written test (at least 50% knowledge, that is 50 points out of 100) in which the student responds in writing to the 2 questions (one from the systematic botany and one of the ecological plant groups). The test also includes oral part (2-10 questions required at least 50% correct answers). The final mark is the result of an average of 3 stamps (2 of written questions, one of the oral). Participation in the test is compulsory.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h20 h
     practice28 h0 h
     professional educational excursion16 h8 h
     preparation for exam28 h60 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h0 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h20 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h32 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • ŘEPKA, R. -- KOBLÍŽEK, J. Systematická botanika. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 210 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-024-4.
  • DEYL, M. -- HÍSEK, K. Naše květiny. 3rd ed. Praha: Academia, 2008. 690 p.
  • HEYWOOD, V. Flowering Plants of the World. London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1996. 335 p. ISBN 0-7134-7422-X.