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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Applied and Technical Hydrobiology - AP217005
Title: Applied and Technical Hydrobiology
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Říhová Ambrožová Jana doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : P217005
Annotation -
An applied branch presuming an elementary knowledge about hydrobiology (systematic summary and characteristic of cyanobacteria, algae, protozoans, metazoans), environmental ecology and saprobiology. Notably are solved the problems of eutrophication and classification of ecological state and potential of water with respect on suitable used biological elements of water quality (plankton, periphyton, benthos, macrophytes). The question of the water environment bioindication is solved, also ecological relations between water associations (phytoplankton) and application of knowledge to process of water treatment and waste water treatment technologies. Problems of HACCP and Water Safety Plans are discussed with regard to risk analyses in water treatment. Fundamental there is a practical part focused to the specific groups of microorganisms, their signification, means of detection and determination (microscopy, biochemical methods, molecular biology) and methods of ecological monitoring. Concept and content object of study is individually adapted with respect on experience and knowledge of aspirant and further is adjusted to the theme solved by dissertation thesis.
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able independently monitor biotopes with the view of the ecological state examination, use acceptable methods of study and valuable biological elements of water quality. Will be able to elaborate the risk analyses and apply theoretical knowledge in practise (water and waste water treatment technologies).

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Literature -

R:Ronald M. Atlas., Microorganisms in our world, Mosby, 1994, ISBN: 08-8016-7804-8

R:Guerrero R., Pedrós-Alió C., Trends in microbial ekology, Spanish Society for Microbiology1993, ISBN 84-604-7996-X

R: Davison A., Howard G., Stevens M., Callan P., Fewtrell L., Deere D., Bartram J. Water Safety Plans. Managing drinking-water quality from catchment to consumer. WHO/SDE/WSP/05.06 (

R: Padisák, J., Crossetti, L., Naselli-Flores, L., Use and misuse in the application of the phytoplankton functional classification: a critical review with updates. Hydrobiologia 2009, 2009 (621), 1–19.

A: Reynolds, C., Huszar, V., Kruk, K., Naselli-Flores, L., Melo, S., Review. Towards a functional classification of the freshwater phytoplankton. J. Plankton Res. 2002, 24 (5), 417–428.

Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš (27.11.2018)
Learning resources -

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Teaching methods -

Consultation with tutor, elaboration of background research about certain theme, individual study.

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Syllabus -

Preliminary part of study deal with summarization of fundamental knowledge relevant to hydrobiology of state and flowing waters, ecology and taxonomy od microorganisms, methods of their study (microscopy). Substantial part is sight on microscopic identification of microorganisms sampling from the various biotopes (water basins, pools, rivers, reservoir with different state of ecological loading) used for the ecological state classification of biotopes (eutrophication, acidification, etc.). Hydrobiological knowledge are applied into the water treatment and waste water treatment technologies, discussed are organoleptic problems, hygienic and safety water, secondary contamination, with respect to Water Safety Plans, new legislation and methods. Very important are procedures of realized biological audits.

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Entry requirements -


Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Registration requirements -


Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Preparation of scientific theme on basis of study of special articles solve crucial topic from the applied and technical hydrobiology (regarding to solving PhD theme).


Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)