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Agroecology and Environmental Protection

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: R.1s.EPR.NI.RROAY
Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Agroecology and Environmental Protection
Jednostka: Katedra Agroekologii i Produkcji Roślinnej
Punkty ECTS i inne: (brak) Podstawowe informacje o zasadach przyporządkowania punktów ECTS:
  • roczny wymiar godzinowy nakładu pracy studenta konieczny do osiągnięcia zakładanych efektów uczenia się dla danego etapu studiów wynosi 1500-1800 h, co odpowiada 60 ECTS;
  • tygodniowy wymiar godzinowy nakładu pracy studenta wynosi 45 h;
  • 1 punkt ECTS odpowiada 25-30 godzinom pracy studenta potrzebnej do osiągnięcia zakładanych efektów uczenia się;
  • tygodniowy nakład pracy studenta konieczny do osiągnięcia zakładanych efektów uczenia się pozwala uzyskać 1,5 ECTS;
  • nakład pracy potrzebny do zaliczenia przedmiotu, któremu przypisano 3 ECTS, stanowi 10% semestralnego obciążenia studenta.

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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Skrócony opis:

The course presents the aims and scope of contemporary agroecological research, abiotic and abiotic factors conditioning distribution of organisms in agroecosystems, the use of plants for bioindication and valorisation of the natural environment condition, differences between natural biocenoses and agrocenoses, as well as symptoms and ecological effects of human interference with agroecosystems. Presented will be the kinds and sources of air, water and soil pollution and their results, but also the methods of counteracting environmental threats. Discussed will be legal regulations concerning the natural environment, currently in force. Students will become acquainted with selected methods of environmental samples analysis.

Pełny opis:

Lectures – 15hrs.

1-2. Introduction to some issues of environmental protection; legal regulations concerning environmental protection

3-4. Physical, chemical and microbiological pollutants of the atmospheric air.

5. Noise and vibrations

6-7. Water pollution and sewage in the environment

8. Waste disposal

9-10. Devastation and degradation of soils, chemical pollutants in soils, kinds and sources of pollution.

11. Basic notions and some issues of agroecological research

12. Abiotic site factors,, their effect on components of agrocenoses and possible regulation

13. Biotic factors, their effect on agrocenose components and arable field habitat; autotrophs and heterotrophs – their importance for agroecosystem

14. Biocenosis – structures ensuring the system functioning

15. The most important difference between natural biocenoses and agrocenoses and ecological and environmental consequences of human interference in agroecosystem.

Laboratories/projects: 30 hrs.

1-5. Ecological tolerance of the organisms and its use for phytoindication (Ellenberg’s autoecological method for valorization of field habitats – individual projects)

6-8. Synecological methods of agricultural habitats assessment (individual projects): comapriosn of methods

9-12. Methods of assessing the population number and density in agricultural research and their practical use in agriculture (hazard thresholds)

13-15. Estimating of net field production – calculations of the production amount of primary production of an arable field.

16-17. Estimating of air quality index based on data from air quality monitoring

18-20. Determination of nitrate (V) in water and wastewater

21-23. COD determination in water and wastewater using chromate method

24-27. Determination of heavy metals in spoil and plants, estimating of translocation and bioaccumulation rates of selected metals. Calculation of the effectiveness of bioremediation.

28-30. Estimating methane emission from municipal landfills for selected morphometric parameters.

Subject statistic

1. Number of hours and ECTS credits - compulsory subject Hours: 150; ECTS: 6

2. Number of hours and ECTS credits - facultative subject Hours: -; ECTS: -

3. Total number of hours and ECTS credits, a student must earn by direct contact with academics (lectures, classes, seminars....) Hours: 45; ECTS: 1,8

4. Total number of hours and ECTS credits, a student earns in the course of a practical nature, such as laboratory, field trips and design classes Hours: 30; ECTS: 1,2

5. Expected personal workload (without or with academics participation during consultations) necessary for realization of subject objectives. Hours: 105; ECTS: 4,2


VanLoon G.W., Duffy S. J. 2001. Environmental chemistry. A global perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Current environmental protection statistical data for Poland and European Union (source: Central Statistical Office and Eurostat).

Environmental protection legislation currently in force in Poland and European Union.

Gliessman S.R. 2007. Agroecology. the Ecology of Sustainable Food systems. CRS Press

Efekty uczenia się:


The student:

- knows abiotic and biotioc factors and the consequences of their effect on the conditions of agricultural production

- identifies the features of natural and artificial biocenoses, estimates the effect of these systems on the inanimate environment, as well as knows and understands the consequences of human impact on the phenomena occurring in the agroecosystem

- defines basic hazards to the environment resulting from economic and economic activity of man

- quotes the most important legal regulations referring to the environmental protection



- can apply in practice autoecological and synecological methods used for valorisation of agricultural habitat and assessment of hazards caused by biotic factors

-is able to rationally manage municipal wastes

-performs analyses presented during classes and interprets obtained results

Social competencies:

-student feels responsible for the condition of the natural environment and understands the necessity for its protection,

- realizes work in small teams to accomplish determined tasks

-realizes the necessity of constant upgrading his knowledge due to technological progress and changes in legislation.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Test (1st and 2nd term) and descriptive examination (3rd term).

Grade E (2.0) <60

Grade D (3.0) 60-69

Grade C (3.5) 70-79

Grade B (4.0) 80-89

Grade B+ (4.5) 90-94

Grade A (5.0) >95


Grades for calculations and for actions taken during classes (the following will be taken into account: correctness of performing analyses and calculations, ability to use resource materials and the way of result interpretation).

Final grade: the arithmetic mean of grades from the agroecological and environmental protection departments.

1. E (2.0): given if a student obtains less than 60% of the required effects for at least one of three components (knowledge, skills, social competencies) of subject educational effects.

2. D (3.0): given if a student obtains at least 60% of the required effects for each of three components (knowledge, skills, social competencies) of subject educational effects.

3. C (3.5): given based on arithmetic mean of three components (knowledge, skills, social competencies) of subject educational effects (on average 70-79%).

4. A similar way of calculating the grades to the one presented in point 3 has been adopted for grade B (4.0 - on average 80-89%), grade B+ (4.5 - on average 90-95%), and grade A (5.0 - on average >95%).

NOTE: The teacher conducting the classes formulates the grade based on how well a student has mastered the program of a given subject, on their own didactic experience, and using the above-mentioned formal criteria.

Praktyki zawodowe:

not applicable

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