Environmental biology (wykład) - 2019/2020

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Sylwia Terpiłowska
Organising unit:Faculty of Engineering and Technical Sciences in Stalowa Wola - Instytut Inżynierii Środowiska
Number of hours (week/semester): 1/15
Language of instruction:Język polski
Course objective
Objective: Mastering the knowledge of basic biological environmental changes (water, soil, air) and the possibility of their counteraction. The presentation of elements and energy cycles. Mastering the knowledge of environmental toxicology.
Planned educational effects
After the completion of lectures students can: itemize phases of carbon, iron, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus cycles in nature. They can describe the factors of soil, water and air degradation. They can name methods preventing soil, water and air pollution. The students are able to define and itemize toxic substances. They can match bioremediatiom methods to environment pollution. They can describe types of toxic substances and their influence on environment elements.
Learning outcomes
Teaching method
Course content description
Participation and role of microorganisms in carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus and iron cycles in nature. Biology and function of soil. Soil degradation. Factors causing soli degradation. Results of lithosphere degradation. Protection of soil against to contamination. Bioremediation- in situ and ex situ methods. Organisms and biegenic substances used in bioremediation. Bioremediation conditions. Ecology of inland water. Degradation of reservoir. Factors causing water degradation. Consequences of water contamination. Protection of water against to contamination Self-purification of water. Air as a main condition of existence of organisms in biosphere. Basics in environment al toxicology: toxin, bioconcentration, biotransformation, cometabolism, biodegradation, biomarkers. The influence of toxic substances on water and soil.
Forms of assessment
Conventional lecture, multimedia presentation.
Teaching aids: laptop and multimedia projector
Assessment methods:
passing the final examination
Required reading list
1. Błaszczyk M. K., Mikrobiologia środowisk, PWN, 2010.
2. Chełmicki W., Degradacja i ochrona wód, Wyd. Instytutu Geografii Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 1997.
3. Libudzisz Z., Kowal K., Żakowska Z., Mikrobiologia techniczna. Mikroorganizmy i środowiska występowania, PWN, 2010.
4. Stanley E. Manahan, Toksykologia środowiska, PWN, 2011.
Field of study: Inżynieria środowiska (stacjonarne I stopnia)
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 3
Number of ECTS credits: 4
Form of assessment: Examination