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Methods in environmental sciences and nature conservation

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Kod przedmiotu: WB.SD.E-7 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0511) Biologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Methods in environmental sciences and nature conservation
Jednostka: Instytut Botaniki
Grupy: Kursy w języku angielskim dla studentów Erasmus+ (Wydział Biologii)
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/2019" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-01-27
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 50 godzin, 12 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Szymon Zubek
Prowadzący grup: Wojciech Bąba, Paulina Kramarz, Piotr Mleczko, Maria Niklińska, Marzena Popielarska-Konieczna, Kaja Rola, Joanna Zalewska-Gałosz, Szymon Zubek
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
Efekty kształcenia:

Knowledge

The PhD student understands and knows how to use selected methods applied in environmental sciences, specifically the techniques of soil physico-chemical and microbiological analyses, plant in vitro culture techniques, chlorophyll fluorescence measurements, methods used in phytosociology, mycology, behavioral ecology of invertebrates, environmental monitoring and assessment, as well as nature valorization for conservational and investment purposes.


Skills

The PhD student can:

- Design an experiment using critical thinking skills,

- Plan the sampling scheme in the form of well-organized, clearly written sampling protocol,

- Select an appropriate method for a given scientific problem,

- Effectively use the selected methods applied in environmental sciences and nature conservation.


Social competence

The PhD student:

- Effectively collaborates with other PhD students in planning experiments and finding appropriate methods to study scientific problems,

- Accepts the need for compliance with methodological requirements for the design of research plans.


Wymagania wstępne:

None

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

Conditions of passing the course:

attendance of at least 45 out of 50 hours,

obtaining minimum 50% points from the reports from all practical classes.


Scale of final grade (5 to 2 scale and corresponding A-F scale):

- < 50%: 2.0 (Fail),

- 50 - 59.9%: 3.0 (E),

- 60 - 69.9%: 3.5 (D),

- 70 - 79.9%: 4.0 (C),

- 80 - 89.9%: 4.5 (B),

- ≥90%: 5.0 (A).


Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

Evaluation of reports from practical classes (the reports must meet the required level of quality)

Metody dydaktyczne:

- Practical classes in the field and laboratory,

- Individual homework,

- Individual consultations


Bilans punktów ECTS:

- Participation in practical classes: 45 h

- Homework (self-learning of selected methods, analyses of experimental designs and case studies): 35 h

- Individual consultations: 2 h

- Preparing reports: 15 h

TOTAL: 97 h


Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The course will familiarize PhD students with selected methods applied in environmental sciences and nature conservation. There will be 50 contact hours of practical classes arranged in 9 topics and 11 meetings.

Topics of the classes:

1. Field experiment design and material sampling.

Floristic and phytosociological studies.

Nature valorization for conservational and investment purposes.

One meeting in the field, 10 h (45 min.).

Tutors: Piotr Mleczko, Kaja Rola, Joanna Zalewska-Gałosz, Szymon Zubek.

2. Soil physicochemical analyses.

Measurement of element concentrations in plants.

One meeting in the laboratory, 5 h.

Tutor: Maria Niklińska.

3. Assessment of soil microbial parameters and soil processes.

One meeting in the laboratory, 5 h.

Tutor: Maria Niklińska.

4. Influence of infection with entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria sp. on chirps of male crickets.

Two meetings in the laboratory, 2.5 h each.

Tutor: Paulina Kramarz.

5. Determination of the abundance, species richness and composition of selected groups of root-inhabiting fungi.

One meeting in the laboratory, 5 h.

Tutor: Szymon Zubek.

6. Determination of the abundance, species richness and composition of macroscopic fungi.

One meeting in the laboratory, 5 h.

Tutor: Piotr Mleczko.

7. Application of plant tissue culture for the conservation of endangered species.

Two meetings in the laboratory, 2.5 h each.

Tutor: Marzena Popielarska-Konieczna.

8. Chlorophyll fluorescence as a method of environmental stress detection in plants.

One meeting in the greenhouse and computer laboratory, 5 h.

Tutor: Wojciech Bąba.

9. Advanced methods and tools for botanical and mycological data analysis.

Two meetings in the computer laboratory, 2.5 h each.

Tutor: Kaja Rola.

During classes, the PhD students will learn how to design an experiment, perform sampling, preserve materials for analyses, and perform selected analyses. The PhD students will also be interviewed about different topics related to their specialties, and will try to plan interdisciplinary research. Examples of well and purely done work will be presented and discussed with PhD students to pinpoint most important and common mistakes, and to learn the principles of good experiment design and selection of appropriate methods.

Materials/handouts for specific topics for the course will be distributed among PhD students during practical classes.

Each PhD student will submit a short report from each practical classes, which will require understanding of the methods and skills learned during the course. The reports will be reviewed by the tutors-specialists in each field of science.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

Base:

Barnard Ch., Gilbert F., McGregor P. (2007) Asking questions in biology. A guide to hypothesis-testing, experimental desing and presentation in practical work and research projects (3rd edn). Pearson Education Limited.

Brundrett M., Bougher N., Dell B., Grove T., Malajczuk N. (1996) Working with mycorrhizas in forestry and agriculture. ACIAR monograph series. Pirie Printers.

Davey M.R., Anthonhy P. (2010). Plant cell culture, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

DeEll, Jennifer R., Toivonen, P.M.A. (Eds.) 2003. Practical applications of chlorophyll fluorescence in plant biology, Springer.

Schinner F., Öhlinger R., Kandeler E., Margesin R. (1996) Methods in soil biology, Springer.

Schmid-Hempel, P. Evolutionary Parasitology (2011), Oxford University Press.

Tan K.H. (2005) Soil sampling, preparation, and analysis, 2nd edn, Taylor & Francis.

van der Maarel E., Franklin J. (Eds.) (2012) Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell.

Additional:

Creswell J.W. (2009) Research design qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (3rd edn). SAGE publications, Inc.

Huang P.M., Li Y., Sumner M.E. (Eds)

(2011) Handbook of soil sciences, 2nd edn (two volume set), CRC Press.

Uwagi:

Methods in environmental sciences and nature conservation (2018/2019)

1.

Date: 11 October 2018

Hours: 9:00-16:30

Topic: Field experiment design and material sampling. Floristic and phytosociological studies. Nature valorization for conservational and investment purposes.

Tutor: Piotr Mleczko, Kaja Rola, Joanna Zalewska-Gałosz, Szymon Zubek

Type of the classes, duration: field, 10 h

Place, room number: Kraków-Pychowice, meeting at the main entrance to the Institute of Botany at 9:00

Reports from the classes due to: 18 October 2018

Reports from the classes send to: szymon.zubek@uj.edu.pl

2.

Date: 18 October 2018

Hours: 9:00-12:45

Topic: Determination of the abundance, species richness and composition of selected groups of root-inhabiting fungi.

Tutor: Szymon Zubek

Type of the classes, duration: laboratory, 5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Botany, 0.15

Reports from the classes due to: 25 October 2018

Reports from the classes send to: szymon.zubek@uj.edu.pl

3.

Date: 25 October 2018

Hours: 9:00-12:45

Topic: Soil physicochemical analyses. Measurement of element concentrations in plants.

Tutor: Maria Niklińska

Type of the classes, duration: laboratory, 5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Environmental Sciences, 2.1.9, 2.1.10., 2.1.12

Reports from the classes due to: -

Reports from the classes send to: -

4.

Date: 8 November 2018

Hours: 9:00-12:45

Topic: Assessment of soil microbial parameters and soil processes.

Tutor: Maria Niklińska

Type of the classes, duration: laboratory, 5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Environmental Sciences, 2.1.9, 2.1.10., 2.1.12

Reports from the classes due to: 15 November 2018

Reports from the classes send to: maria.niklinska@uj.edu.pl

5.

Date: 15 November 2018

Hours: 9:00-12:45

Topic: Determination of the abundance, species richness and composition of macroscopic fungi.

Tutor: Piotr Mleczko

Type of the classes, duration: laboratory, 5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Botany, 0.15

Reports from the classes due to: 22 November 2018

Reports from the classes send to: piotr.mleczko@uj.edu.pl

6.

Date: 22 November 2018

Hours: 9:00-11:15

Topic: Influence of infection with entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria sp., on chirps of male crickets – part I.

Tutor: Paulina Kramarz

Type of the classes, duration: laboratory, 2.5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Environmental Sciences, 2.0.7

Reports from the classes due to: -

Reports from the classes send to: -

7.

Date: 29 November 2018

Hours: 9:00-11:15

Topic: Influence of infection with entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria sp., on chirps of male crickets – part II.

Tutor: Paulina Kramarz

Type of the classes, duration: laboratory, 2.5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Environmental Sciences, 2.0.7

Reports from the classes due to: 6 December 2018

Reports from the classes send to: paulina.kramarz@uj.edu.pl

8.

Date: 06 December 2018

Hours: 9:00-12:45

Topic: Application of plant tissue culture for the conservation of endangered species.

Tutor: Marzena Popielarska-Konieczna

Type of the classes, duration: laboratory, 5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Botany, Dept.of Plant Cytology and Embryology, Gronostajowa 9, rooms 2.03 and 2.06

Reports from the classes due to: 13 December 2018

Reports from the classes send to: m.popielarska-konieczna@uj.edu.pl

9.

Date: 13 December 2018

Hours: 9:00-12:45

Topic: Chlorophyll fluorescence as a method of environmental stress detection in plants.

Tutor: Wojciech Bąba

Type of the classes, duration: greenhouse and computer laboratory, 5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Botany, 0.12, 0.19

Reports from the classes due to: 20 December 2018

Reports from the classes send to: wojciech.baba@uj.edu.pl

10.

Date: 20 December 2018

Hours: 9:00-11:15

Topic: Advanced methods and tools for botanical and mycological data analysis – part I.

Tutor: Kaja Rola

Type of the classes, duration: computer laboratory, 2.5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Botany, 0.12

Reports from the classes due to: -

Reports from the classes send to: -

11.

Date: 10 January 2018

Hours: 9:00-11:15

Topic: Advanced methods and tools for botanical and mycological data analysis – part II.

Tutor: Kaja Rola

Type of the classes, duration: computer laboratory, 2.5 h

Place, room number: Institute of Botany, 0.12

Reports from the classes due to: 17 January 201

Reports from the classes send to: kaja.skubala@uj.edu.pl

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