Course syllabus A15-0040-I - Production Ecology and Climate Change (FAaFR - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Production Ecology and Climate Change
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Plant Nutrition and Protection - master (required), 3. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
1 Written test (20 points), 1 seminar work (20 points)
Final examination (60 points)
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Students learn about Earth global ecosystems and biomes, their production abilities, adaptability, ecostability and sustainability in conditions of climate change. They know causality of relations between plants and their environment and among plants within ecosystems, respectively and their effect on biomass production process. They know basic scenarios of global climate change development and its impact on plant ecosystems.
Course contents:
Characteristics of agrophytocenoses. Ecosystem as a system of ecological consequences. Interactions among plants – competition, complementarity, environmental changes, phenotypic plasticity, mycorhisis, symbiosis, allelopathy. Use of environmental heterogeneity by plants. Evolution, adaptation of species and productivity. Global climate changes, terestrial vegetation and agricultural production systems. Generative organ formation, yield potential and its realization. Vital seed (grain) formation, economical yield and its quality.

Recommended or required reading:
Barros V.: Globální změna klimatu. Mladá fronta - Edice Kolumbus, 2006, 165 s.
Fertig-Dyks, S. et all.: Agriculture and the environment. The 1991 Yearbook of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1991, ISBN 0-297-291QL2, 325 s.
Houghton J.: Globální oteplování. Academia Praha, 1998, 228 s.
Larcher, W.: Fyziologická ekologie rostlin. Academia, Praha, 1988, 368 s.
Marek M.V.: Uhlík v ekosystémech ČR v měnícím se klimatu. Academia Praha, 2011, 253 s.
Nátr L.: Koncentrace CO2 a rostliny. ISV Nakladatelství, 2000, 257 s.
Nátr L.: Země jako skleník: proč se bát CO2 ? Academia Praha, 2006, 142 s.
Petr., J. et all.: Počasí a výnosy. SZN Praha, 1987, 365 s.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 140

30,0 %
12,9 %19,3 %16,4 %20,7 %
0,7 %
Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Marián Brestič, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course)
doc. Ing. Marek Živčák, PhD. (instructor)
Last modification:
17. 10. 2018
prof. Ing. Marián Brestič, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 10/17/2018.

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