Protection

of Aquatic Ecosystems

Main points of study

Study

Study in the doctoral study programme is based on the individual study plan. The departmental board usually orders a student to attend to 7 subjects on offer, based on the focus of the student's dissertation and the recommendation of the admissions committee. The tutor and the student can add up to 2 additional subjects.

All the students take exams in English (FCE, TOFEL or IELTS - min 5,5).

International experience

The PhD student shall spend at least three months in a foreign department as an educational stay during the studies.

The student must participate in the international conference.

Professional practice

Professional practice is an optional activity (1 credit for every 5 days of practice, max. 20 days of practice).

Practice consists in completing internship at professional workplaces (operational, educational and research) that carry out activities that are in accordance with the objectives of the study and the graduate profile.

After agreement with the guarantor of study program PAS - Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Vladimír Žlábek, Ph.D.

Teaching

An individual study plan must also include at least 90 hours of pedagogic activities in the relevant field during the entire period of study.

Each student of the third and fourth grade is obliged to manage projects at summer schools.

Each student shall assist as a consultant of at least one bachelor, master or dissertation thesis during the study.

Dissertation

A doctoral student at the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters  (hereafter student) systematically works on the topic of his/her dissertation (hereafter DW) under the supervision of the supervisor (s) and consultant for the entire study period (1. - 4. year).
At the beginning of their studies, students elaborate a literature review to the subject of their dissertation in English (SS 1st year of study).
Every year until PhD thesis defense student shall present his/her progress and dissertation results in the seminar (1. - 4. year).
The student has to publish at least a part of his/her dissertation as the first author in a scientific journal, which achieved at least once during the last three years before accepting the article for publication the impact factor of 0,4 or higher.
Moreover, the student must have published another article under conditions identical to those above as the first author in each case.
The student must participate in an international conference.

Duties for students in each year of study

Summary table with duties for students in each year for study program Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems is here.

1st year of study

literature review

3rd year of study

1st Summer school project
State Doctoral Exam

4th year of study

2nd Summer school project
defence of dissertation

Combined form of study

Students of the combined form of study have the same obligations within the study as students of the full-time form, except for:

  • the obligation to participate in an internship abroad,
  • regular seminars for doctoral students (obligation to present dissertation progress remains at least once a year),
  • pedagogical and other educational activities and
  • professional experience.
People who can sign credits and exams

Elaborating a literature review
Supervisor

PhD practice 1 to 8
Supervisor

PhD seminars 1 to 4
Vice-dean for science and research - Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Antonín Kouba, Ph.D.

Professional Practice 1, 2
Authorized person - Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Vladimír Žlábek, Ph.D.

Summer school 1, 2
Vice-dean for study affairs - Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Kocour, Ph.D.

Exams in specialized subjects
Examiner

Educational activities 1-X
Vice-dean for study affairs - Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Kocour, Ph.D.

Foreign internship 1-X
Vice-dean for foreign relations - Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Vladimír Žlábek, Ph.D.

Publication 1-X
Vice-dean for science and research - Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Antonín Kouba, Ph.D.

Presentation of results 1-X
Vice-dean for science and research - Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Antonín Kouba, Ph.D.

Leading of thesis
Vice-dean for study affairs - Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Kocour, Ph.D.

List of Supervisors

List of superviosrs you can find here.

Compulsorily optional courses

Ecology of Still and Running Waters
Examiner: Mgr. Otakar Strunecký, Ph.D.

Toxicology Focused on Aquatic Organisms
Examiner: dr hab. Ing. Josef Velíšek, Ph.D.

Cycles of Elements in Aquatic Ecosystems and Their Catchments
Examiner: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jiří Kopáček, Ph.D,

Bioinformatics
Examiner: Dipl.-Ing. Petr Císař, Ph.D.

Applied Cellular and Molecular Biology
Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Pšenička, Ph.D.

Biological Invasions in Freshwater Ecosystems
Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Antonín Kouba, Ph.D.

Ecological Status of Water Bodies
Examiner: RNDr. Bořek Drozd, Ph.D.

Sustainable Fishery Management in Open Waters
Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Tomáš Randák, Ph.D.

Ecology of Freshwater Crustaceans and Clams
Examiner: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Pavel Kozák, Ph.D.

Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Roman Grabic, Ph.D.

Environmental monitoring
Examiner: M.Sc. Ganna Fedorova, Ph.D.

Ethology of Aquatic Organisms
Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ign. Miloš Buřič, Ph.D.

Fish Pathology of Environmental Contaminants
Examiner: Dipl.Biol. Christoph Steinbach, Ph.D.

Immunology in Aquaculture
Examiner: Mgr. Tomáš Korytář, Ph.D.

Omics Methods and Data Analyses
Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Vladimír Žlábek, Ph.D.

Disorders of Endocrine System in Aquatic Animals
Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Hana Kocour Kroupová, Ph.D.

Basics of Scientific Communications
Examiner: Assoc. Prof. M.Sc. Borys Dzyuba, Ph.D.

Departmental Board

Departmental Board Chairman

Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Vladimír Žlábek, Ph.D.
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Departmental Board member

Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Miloš Buřič, Ph.D.
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Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Roman Grabic, Ph.D.
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Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Hana Kocour Kroupová, Ph.D.
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Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Pavel Kozák, Ph.D.
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Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Tomáš Randák, Ph.D.
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dr hab Dipl.-Ing. Josef Velíšek, Ph.D.
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Prof. RNDr. Luděk Bláha, Ph.D.
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601 77 Brno

Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Pavel Drozd, Ph.D.
Ostravská univerzita
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701 03 Ostrava

Prof. Ing. Ondřej Slavík, Ph.D.
ČZU v Praze
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VFU v Brně
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