Biology - Hydrobiology
Characteristics of the field
Hydrobiology is a science dealing with life in aquatic environment.
term frequently used is limnology, which emphasizes studies of inland
(opposite to oceanography).
Limnology can be also defined as the science that investigates the structure and function of inland waters. It is a subdiscipline of ecology. As such it deals both with the abiotic environment and the respective communities. The water bodies under study are both standing and flowing waters. i.e. lakes, reservoirs and fish ponds as man-made lakes, rivers and brooks.
The applications of limnology deal with problems of eutrophication, pollution, acidification, and fish culture.
Lectures and courses offered
Limnological methods I
Limnological methods II
Biology of freshwater invertebrates
Aquatic microbial ecology
Ecology of Cyanobacteria and Algae
Course in Algology
Genetics of populations
Topics of dissertations
Topics are selected according to recent research project running at the Department of Hydrobiology. At present they cover areas: Limnology of mountain lakes, Population genetics of Cladocera, Ecology and taxonomy of zooplankton.
|Martin Černý, RNDr., CSc.
|Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague|
|Pavel Blažka, Prof. RNDr. ,CSc.||JU BF České Budějovice,|
|Zdeněk Brandl, Doc. RNDr. ,CSc.||JU BF České Budějovice,|
|Jan Fott, RNDr.,CSc.||Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague|
|Jan Helešic, Doc. RNDr. ,CSc.||MU Brno, PřF|
|Vladimír Kořínek, Prof. RNDr. ,CSc.||Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague|
|Evžen Stuchlík, Doc. RNDr. ,CSc.||Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague|
|Karel Šimek, Prof. RNDr. ,CSc.||AV ČR - HBÚ|