BIODIVERSITY OF FLORA OF URBANIZED AREAS – FIELD CLASSES

Course ID: BBL-SE>BIOFLO
Course title: BIODIVERSITY OF FLORA OF URBANIZED AREAS – FIELD CLASSES
Semester: 2 / Spring
ECTS: 3
Lectures/Classes: 0 / 30 hours
Field of study: Biology
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites: none
Contact person: dr hab. Jarosław Proćków, prof. nadzw. jaroslaw.prockow@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Knowledge of the biodiversity of plants occurring in the immediate human environment. Determination of common plant species and their diagnostic features. Fluent labour with the determination keys directly in the field.
Full description: As a result of field exercises held on the outskirts of Wrocław (and possibly in the surrounding area), knowing of biodiversity of plants occurring in the human environment, including within the following habitats (as options): built-up areas (trampling places, and near fences, and houses), town forests and parks, woodlots, cultivated fields, stagnant water bodies of natural and anthropogenic origin (clay and gravel pits, fire tanks, etc.), flowing water in close proximity to human, according to the diversity of the flow of water masses (streams, small and big rivers), rubble heaps, rubbish dumps, etc. An identification of common plant species and their diagnostic features. Skilled use of the plant determination keys directly in the field.
Bibliography: Stace C., 2010. New Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: W1 - A student describes the structure of living organisms at every level of the organization W2 - A student distinguishes plant taxa occurring within synanthropic habitats Skills: U1 - A student carries out observations in the field properly. He or she interprets and discusses the results and formulates appropriate conclusions, using the scientific terminology in the field of biology. He or she uses the entrusted equipment efficiently and safely U2 - A student determinates the affiliation to the genus or species level based on morphology, using determination keys U3 - A student observes the impact of environmental factors on the organism, population, and biocenosis Social competences: K1 - A student is aware of the effects of working in a group. He or she is able to interact and work in a group, performing various roles in it K2 - A student is sensitive to nature as a set of cognitive, aesthetic, educational, economic and tourism values . He is aware of the importance of biodiversity and actively promotes its protection and care of the quality and future of the environment K4 - A student respects the work of others and is oriented to the safe and effective cooperation. He or she takes care of his or her own work safety and others
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Evaluation of the skills when working with the plant determination key

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