Course detail


FCH-BC_HYBAcad. year: 2021/2022

Physical conditions of water ecosystems, chemical properties of water ecosystems, biology of water ecosystems, biological productivity and production of water, influence of anthropogenic activities on biological processes in water, indicators of water properties, biological tests, toxicity and trophism, biological methods of water purifications, water hydrobiology, self-purification a saprobity.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

bility to use information from the field of hydrobiology in solving technical tasks in the field of chemistry and technology of environmental protection. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to solve complex technological tasks in the creative ways, where chemical, biological and physical processes intersect. He will also be acquainted with the importance of biological processes both in water management and in related fields of environmental protection and creation. He / she will be able to assess solved tasks with sufficient interdisciplinary approach, will be able to choose the optimal solution of various problems and can understand and develop possibilities of using biological methods.

By passing the subject, the student will acquire new knowledge, knowledge and knowledge in the following areas:

1. Students will be able to apply knowledge in related fields, such as water treatment and wastewater treatment;
2. Students will acquire knowledge of life processes in natural waters and also obtain basic biotechnological knowledge related to water treatment and purification;
3. Students will acquire the knowledge and knowledge necessary to understand basic biological processes that occur in natural waters (primary production, eutrophication, stratification of water quality in tanks, succession, food preferences, saprobiology, biomanipulation, etc.);
4. Students gain knowledge that is a prerequisite for application in both scientific and technical practice;
5. Students will focus on the interaction of different components of the aquatic environment.


Knowledge of the subject of hydrochemistry, environmental chemistry.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Learning outcomes of the course unit: Lecture - 2 lessons per week. The LMS Moodle e-learning system is available to lecturers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Assessment of knowledge takes the form of an oral examination of the topics mentioned in the course of the subject.

Course curriculum

1. Definice hydrobiologie, styčné vědní obory, stručná historie
2. Koloběh vody, typologie vodních ekosystémů, stratifikace vodních nádrží
3. Fyzikální vlastnosti vodních ekosystémů
4. Chemické vlastnosti vodních ekosystémů
5. Biotop a biocenóza stojatých vod
6. Biologická produktivita, produkce vody, metody měření produkce
7. Acidifikace, eutrofizace, vodní květ, cyanotoxiny
8. Biotop a biocenóza tekoucích vod
9. Biologie podzemních vod
10. Vodárenská biologie
11. Pitná voda, její biologické a mikrobiologické vyšetření, hygiena pitné vody
12. Biologie odpadních vod, biologie užitkových vod
13. Saprobita, saprobní společenstva, saprobní index, valence, sukcese.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to get the students acquainted with the basics of hydrobiology and limnology. This should make easy to communicate with other professionals in the mainly in the field of water management (environmental protection,landscape planning etc.). Students will also have enough information to use biological methods in processes of biological wastewater treatment and biological methods of drinking water treatment.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

There is no controlled education, lectures are optional.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Ambrožová J.: Základy aplikované hydrobiologie, 1.vydání, ČVUT, Praha 2003. (CS)
Říhová Ambrožová J., Vejmelková D., Čiháková P.: Technická mikrobiologie a hydrobiologie, 1. vydání, VŠCHT, Praha, 2017 (CS)
Říhová Ambrožová J.: Mikrobiologie v technologii vod, VŠCHT, Praha 2008 (CS)
Sládečková A, Sládeček V.: Hydrobiologie, 1.vydání, ČVUT, Praha 1997. (CS)
Wetzel R. G.: Limnology. Lake and river ecosystems, Academic Press, London, 3.vydání, 1983. (CS)
Lampert W., Sommer U.: LImnoecology (the ecology of lakes and streams), Oxford University Press, New York, 1997. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHTOZP Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BPCP_CHTOZP Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer