Content (Syllabus outline)

Basic principles of animal response to different environmental factors. Living space habitats. Heat. Water and water cycles. Air and air movement. Ion composition. Co-action with the environment. The importance of movement and nervous system for control - regulation function.

Populations and their basic parameters. The abundance and distributions of animal populations. Fertility. Mortality. Emigration and immigration. Population growth. Origination and extinction. Age, sex and social structure.

Intraspecies interactions. Metapopulation: Habitat and matrix. Types of metapopulations. The structure and dynamics. Interspecies interaction. Competition. Predation. Parasitism. Mutualism.

Threats to animal populations and the successful models of their conservation. Principles of management of animal populations in terms of sustainable use or surveillance.


Prerequisites for inclusion in the work:

· enrolment in the appropriate academic year


Prerequisites for performing study obligations:

Practical examination (colloquium):

· Presence at practicals

· Individual work preparation and presentation

· Presence at field work



· Practical examination (colloquium)

Seminar presentation