Content (Syllabus outline)
- Introduction to zoo-component of forest ecosystems. Becoming acquainted with bionomy and ecology of forest fauna student acquires basic knowledge of their role and importance in forest. The highlight is on biodiversity as a base for dynamic development of forest ecosystem.
- Students are learning about basic terms of zoology science, about relevant authors and of evolution theories of living beings. They acquire knowledge of morphological, biological and ecological characteristics of animals and taxonomic groups important to forests, which include: Insecta (mainly Homoptera, Coleoptera with fam. Curculionidae (and subfam. Scolytinae), Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera), Aves and Mammalia.
- In detail systematics and determination of insects is dealt with and especially with phytophages that in our forests cause disturbances with outbreakes. Besides that the subject deals also with population dynamics rules, which can reduce damages in our forests.
1. Condition for inclusion in the work:
- Inscription to adequate academic year
2. Condition for performing study obligations:
- Completed and reviewed laboratory work
- Active participation in lectures (discussion, questions)
-- Sistematic and morphology colloquium
- Field work report