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Birdwatchers: Amateur ornithologists
Křížková, Barbora ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Šaj, Petr (referee)
The thesis is devoted to amateur ornithologists and their role in citizen science. In it's theoretical part it focuses mainly on citizen science, its features, history and present of ornithology and characterization of amateur ornithologist. The empirical part uses methods of qualitative research, which is based on semi-structured interviews with professional and amateur ornithologists who participate or deal with projects of citizen science. The research problem is formulated as follows: Amateur ornithologists, their role and involvement in civil science and cooperation with professional ornithologists from the perspective of both amateur and professional ornithologists. It uses a thematic analysis to process the interviews on which several topics are based, for example: amateur ornithologist and its concept, relationships between amateur and professional ornithologists and their cooperation, relationship of amateur ornithologists to nature, their self-education, citizen science from the perspective of amateur and professional ornithologists, data and their quality. Research suggests that the difference between amateurs and professionals lies mainly in their relationship to science, which affects other aspects of their relationship to each other and to citizen science.
Recreation, sport and life in the mountains - Case study of Bedřichov village in Jizera Mountains
Buzínová, Michaela ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (referee)
The thesis focuses on the issue of the impact of sport, recreation and weekend housing on the shape and development of the village, which is directly related to these activities and is located in a protected landscape area. My subject of interest is the specific village of Bedřichov in the Jizera Mountains. This area has been struggling in recent years with the influxt of athletes and those interested in weekend living, who mainly run cross-country skiing. Bedřichov has to adapt to this onslaught and find solutions to be a pleasant place not only for athletes and tourists, but also a pleasant place for everyday life. This thesis takes the form of a case study and the main aim is not only to present the problem in a comprehensive way but also to show how the interests of sport and everyday life in the village are balanced. The first input is the assumption that this municipality is able to balance these interests. Analysis of research data shows that these efforts have been relatively successful so far, but balancing these interests is becoming increasingly difficult. Key words Municipality, municipal government, regional development, sport recreation, quality of life, sustainable development
Global Climate Change - Water Springs and Landscape Memory
Švancárová, Rebeka ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Ulčák, Zbyněk (referee)
The subject of this master thesis is the tradition of creating human - made water springs and caring for them in the research area of protected landscape areas Kysuce (in Slovakia) and Beskydy (in Czech Republic). Both areas are characterized by the occurrence of numerous natural springs of water. People from both places have been enhancing surroundings of these springs for a long time. The creation and care of these objects have become over time a form of tradition, coupled with respect for water and nature as a whole. The aim of the thesis is to identify the shift in this tradition and what it signalizes to people. It is also about bringing the context of changes in traditions with global climate change and with changes in the human relationship and management of landscape. In order to analyze this problem, the methods characteristic for the qualitative type of research were used, such as interviews and observation, which were subsequently evaluated by means of a framework analysis. The work is a kind of microetnographic study that deals with a close group of people who are carying for such water springs in mentioned research areas. Key words: water springs, landscape memory, invention of tradition, global climate change, nature protection, thick description, Beskydy, Kysuce
Localism versus globalism. Analysis of chosen environmental topics in election program CSSD, ANO and KDU-CSL and their realization in the period 2013-2017.
Lehečková, Michaela ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Just, Petr (referee)
The diploma thesis is focused on an environmental policy upheld by the coalition of ČSSD, ANO and KDU-ČSL in 2013-2017. The researched topic is the reaction to the ongoing global climate change manifesting itself in the context of the Czech Republic in the form of drought. The thesis analyzes the electoral programs of political subjects and the subsequent governmental policy of the coalition in the sense of policy - politics. The aim of the thesis is to evaluate the extent to which the given political subjects dealt with the examined environmental issues in their electoral programs, in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies in 2013 and the scope of a solution to the problem of global climate change and the drought phenomenon of the political parties within the common government policy. Part of the thesis is also an attempt to include political subjects in the classification scheme of localism - globalism. .
"Greening" Olympic Games?
Uhlířová, Miroslava ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Doležal, Tomáš (referee)
This diploma thesis discusses the topic of "green olympics" and its aim is to analyze and compare the last five summer olympic games (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016) within the sustainability discursus. The bidding process is being compared with its implementation, which is done for each particular olympics, and so are the national strategies of sustainable development of that particular location. ​The main objective is to find out if the local sustainability strategies are aligned both with the candidature and with the actual realization of the olympic games, and whether every following olympic games tend towards greater sustainability in comparison with the previous ones. The study is carried out through quantitative content analysis, the studied materials being the Official Reports of the olympic games and the strategic documents on sustainability of corresponding countries. The results show a significant mismatch between the set goals and the actual output (especially in case of Athens; while Sydney and London did considerably better in fulfilling their plans). Neither the plans nor the realizations of sustainability within the olympics were satisfyingly in accordance to the national sustainability strategies, as many topics considered crucial in the...
Hormonal civilization
Matušková, Anna ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Hák, Tomáš (referee)
Submitted thesis deals with the topic of synthetic hormones and human perception of this matter. The phenomenon of the endocrinal disruption that contains synthetic hormones as well is presented in the theoretical part. Then the attention is paid to the negative impacts on human body and on the environment as well as to low effectiveness of the wastewater treatment plant to deal with those pollutants. The practical part of the thesis contains survey among respondents of the Social and cultural department and Electronic culture and semiotics department on the Faculty of humanities of the Charles University. This survey deals with the awareness of this topic, consumer behaviour and opinions on the attention that is paid to this matter in the Czech Republic as well as on the ideal solution to this topic. Key words: hormones, environment, endocrine disruption, human perception
Pěčín dam as a way of adaptation to drought
Nehasilová, Michaela ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Just, Tomáš (referee)
Climate change is currently one of the most discussed and burdensome global problems. One of its impacts is drought. The drought is already noticeable in the Czech Republic and its effects are supposed to increase. Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions are also dealing with this danger. One of the possible measures to provide sufficient water for this area in the future is a construction of a new dam. However, the Pěčín dam creates many contradictory reactions. Most criticized is its location. The dam affects not only the first and second zone of the Protected Landscape Area, but also one of the Sites of Community Importance. This thesis summarizes important information about the intended project and its alternatives and evaluates their pros and cons. The thesis is based on qualitative research. The research was conducted with semi-structured interviews with interested specialists from two opinion sites - for and against the intent. The conclusion of this thesis is that there is no need to build a dam or any other alternative in the present, because there is enough water in the examined area. According to the analysis, it is even possible that the predicted future deficit will not even occur. If the deficit occurs after all, it is necessary to proceed with the evaluation of the alternatives and to...

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