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Botanics Field Course

Code: 45066
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Toni Nikolić - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Sven Jelaska - Lectures
Lecturers: Vedran Šegota - Field exercises
Take exam: Studomat
English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Field exercises 120
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Field course in botany with 60 h is directly related to the content of the course Croatian Flora (45065) (4328)

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to

1. Use materials and equipement necessary for the implementation of inventory and mapping of flora of some area
2. To design and plann the course of research of flora of an area
3. Investigate the flora of the target area in a given period and geographical scope
4. Analyze the composition of the flora of the investigated area with respect to several criteria
5. Interpret the findings and prepare the conditions for making professional-scientific studies
6. Design and perform vegetation sampling
7. Understand and survey gradients in ecology
8. Analyze the multivariate data

Course content

1. Field trip: introduction to the field of research, defining the boundaries in nature and maps
2. Field trip: acquainted with the GPS device, field orientation, geocoding of the standard points for direct mapping and grid units for indirect mapping, inventory of flora
3. Field trip: inventory of flora
4. Field trip: inventory of flora
5. Field trip: inventory of flora
6. Field trip: inventory of flora
7. Field trip: inventory of flora
8. Processing herbarium collection
9. Vegetation sampling.
10 Making a releve.
11. Measurement of abiotic factors (light, soil reaction, salinity, tempreture).
12. Understanding of gradients in ecology.
13. Designating CSR type to plants
14. Ecosystem productivity
15. Multivariate data analyses
  1. Domac R. (1994): Flora Hrvatske. Priručnik za određivanje bilja. Školska knjiga, Zagreb.
  2. Franjić J., Škvorc Ž. (2010): Šumsko drveće i grmlje Hrvatske. Šumarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, 6-432.
  3. Franjić J., Škvorc Ž. (2014): Šumsko zeljasto bilje Hrvatske. Šumarski fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Zagreb, 6-625.
  4. Kovačić, S., Nikolić, T., Ruščić, M., Milović, M., Stamenković, V, Mihelj, D., Jasprica, N., Bogdanović, S., Topić, J. (2008): Flora jadranske obale i otoka - 250 najčešćih vrsta. Školska knjiga d.d. & Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, 4-558.
  5. Nikolić T., Mitić B., Boršić I. (2014): Flora hrvatske: invazivne biljke. Alfa, Zagreb, 6-296.
  6. Nikolić, T., Kovačić, S. (2008): Flora Medvednice. 250 najčešćih vrsta Zagrebačke gore. Školska knjiga d.d. & Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, 4-543.
2. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory modul - Botany
Consultations schedule: