Course detail

Applied Ecology

FAST-BSA011Acad. year: 2024/2025

Basic knowledge of common ecology: definitions, nomenclature, recommended information sources. The selected chapters from the following topics of air pollution, global warming, chemicals in environment. Chapter aimed at landscape will be focused mainly on landscpae stabiliy, territorial systems of ecological stability, mining impact on landscape, landscape restoration and landscpae vegetation, rivers in landscape, water in urbanized environment, waterfront in cities and Brownfileds, public spaces, low energy and passive buildings. The final part will deal with application of ecology on architectural design and town-planning.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Entry knowledge

Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Basic knowledge of common ecology
Detailed knowledge of landscpae ecology incl. landscape stability, vegetation in landscape and in urbanized environment
Global warming, Greenhouse gasses
Waste disposal
Application of ecology in architecture and town-planning.
Basic knowledge of common ecology
Detailed knowledge of landscpae ecology incl. landscape stability, vegetation in landscape and in urbanized environment.
Overview of present trends: low energetic and passive buildings, problems of brownfields, urban sprawl, open spaces and ecological architecture.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Aplikovaná ekologie Frouz, Jan – Frouzová, Jaroslava, e-kniha, 1. vydání, vydáno: srpen 2021, ISBN: 978-80-246-4693-0 (CS)
Život skoro bez odpadu, Jana Karasová, Helena Škrdlíková & Michaela Gajdošová, Vydáno: 2019, CPress, Originální název, 2019, Počet stran: 352, Jazyk vydání: český, ISBN: 978-80-264-2799-5 (CS)

Ekosystémová a krajinná ekologie, Kovář Pavel, 1. vydání, vydáno: duben 2015, ISBN: 978-80-246-2805-9

Srubové domy z kulatin, Houdek Dalibor, Koudelka Otakar, vydal ERA group, 161 stran, vydání 1., ISBN / EAN 80-7366-064-4


Pasivní domy z přírodních materiálů, Hudec Mojmír, Johanisová Blanka, Mansbart Tomáš, Vydavatel Grada Publishing a.s., 2012, ISBN 8024779390, Počet stran: 160


Zelené střechy - Souhra architektury s přírodou, Jitka Dostálová a kol., Grada, 2021, 168 s., ISBN 978-80-271-1326-2 


Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-APS Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme BPC-MI Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to ecology: definitions, basic terms, literature. Sustainable development. Ecological footprint. Sustainable agriculture. Organic food. 2. Chemicals in environment and its impact on human health. 3. Greenhouse gasses in atmosphere, Climate change and its impact on environment. IPCC. 4. Introduction to landscape ecology. Natural and cultural landscape. Ecological stability. Czech landscape. Landscape protection. 5. Impact of industry and mining on landscape. 6. Water in landscape. River restoration. Water eutrophication, water bloom in reservoirs. 7. Water in urbanized environment. Consumption and price of water. Treatment of sewage water. Rain water use. River in urban environment. 8. Vegetation in urban environment: parks, avenues and green roofs. 9. Eco-counseling, a human being as a consumer. Waste production and disposal. Environmentally friendly appliances. Ecolabelling. 10. Brownfields. Urban sprawl. 11. Low energy and passive buildings. 12. Public spaces. City for the people. 13. Ecological architecture.


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, rules, literature. Presentations topics. 2. Ecological and carbon footprint calculators. Presentation of selected topics. 3. Food miles. Presentation of selected topics. 4. Presentations of selected brownfield restoration projects. 5. Presentations of selected public spaces. 6. Presentations of successful waterfront projects, river restoration in the city.