Course title:Speleology and Karsology
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Department:Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology
Course code:KFG / 7SPEL
Level of study:Mgr.
Format of study:Practical classes 2 [Hours/Week]
Name of the lecturer:RNDr. Jan Lenart, Ph.D. (G)
ISCED F broad:Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
Annotation:1. The excursion aim: This aim is fulfilled by three field excursions, where three different types of landscapes with speleological objects are presented: a) anthropogenic montane landscape with abandoned mines, b) landslide terrain with crevice-type caves, c) karst landscape with karst caves. Students themselves pay the costs of transport, accommodation and meals. The underground part of the field excursion is voluntary. 2. The practical aim: The aim of the subject is to introduce the problems of speleology and karsology. The course is based on compilations of the basic knowledge collected during the previous study: geology, geomorphology, hydrology, climate, biology. Students will acquire the knowledge about the origin and the evolution of the underground as well as superficial speleological objects, including those anthropogenic. The particular topics are discussed with the emphases on interdisciplinarity, discussion and team work. In case of zero foreign students, some lectures are taught in Czech with English materials.