Course Details

Applied Ecology

Academic Year 2024/25

BSA011 course is part of 2 study plans

BPC-APS Summer Semester 1st year

BPC-MI Summer Semester 2nd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


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 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


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.