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Code: 46891
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Božena Mitić
doc. dr. sc. Dario Hruševar
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Dario Hruševar - Practicum
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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
Lectures 15
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
1. Palinology, definition, research themes, basic settings and subdisciplines
2. Palinology, historical overview of the development and research
3. Microsporogenesis and pollen ontogeny
4. Morfology of spores (mosses and ferns)
5. Morfology of Gymnosperms pollen
6. Morfology of Angyoosperms pollen
7. Pollen, classification according toapertures and exine sculptures, other classifications
8. Basic types of pollen grains (3 lectures)
9. Microscopy in palynological researches (light, SEM, TEM)
10. Palynotaxonomy, Ecopalynology, Evolution and palynology
11. Aerobiology, Melisopalynology, Forensic palynology and other applications of palynology
12. Principles of sampling methods, processing and interpretation of palynological results

1. Learning basic palynology and importance of palynological researches.
2. Learning morphology and biology of spores and pollen grains.
3. Identifying the main types of pollen grains.
4. Applying lof the new knowledge on applied pollen analysis ( eg . in aerobiology , melisopalinology, forensics, vegetation palynology )

The course is organized through lectures, laboratories and group tasks.
  1. Mitić B. (2014): Palinologija. Predavanja (web BO).
  2. Mitić, B. (2014): Palinologija. Interna skripta. Biološki odsjek, PMF
  3. Hesse M., Halbritte H., Zetter R., Weber M., Buchner R., Frosch-Radivo A., Ulrich S. (2009): Pollen terminology. Springer, Wien-New York.
  4. Harley M.M., Morton C.M., Blackmore S. (2000): Pollen and Spores: Morphology and Biology.The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
1. semester
MODUL: BIOLOŠKA ZAŠTITA OKOLIŠA - Regular study - Environmental Sciences

3. semester
Izborni predmeti - Regular module - Botany
Izborni predmeti - Regular study - Ecology and Nature Preservation
MODUL: BIOLOŠKA ZAŠTITA OKOLIŠA - Regular study - Environmental Sciences

9. semester
Izborni predmeti biologija - Regular study - Biology and Chemistry Education
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