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Algae and cyanobacteria in the context of sustainable development
Shevchuk, Anastasiya ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Šturma, Jan (referee)
The subject of the thesis is the potential of microscopic algae and cyanobacteria and its research at the ALGATECH Center, Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences. The theoretical part of the thesis presents the potential uses of algae and cyanobacteria, including situating the potential within the context of sustainable development. Furthermore, concepts such as science and research, normal and post-normal science, basic and applied research are defined. To understand the issues, key factors influencing science in the Czech environment are also illuminated. The aim of this qualitative research is to gain insight into the research and cultivation of microscopic algae and cyanobacteria. To thoroughly understand the complexity of the issue, the thesis poses additional research questions concerning factors influencing the cultivation and research of microscopic algae and cyanobacteria. These questions are answered through data collection via semi-structured interviews and documents. The collected data are sorted and analyzed using framework analysis. Keywords: microscopic algae, cyanobacteria, science, research, basic research, applied research, sustainable development, fluid science.
Planting flowers in harmony with sustainable development in Czech Republic
Škobisová, Markéta ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Kolářová, Marta (referee)
This diploma thesis concerns the topic of growing cut flowers, with a focus on trading with them and the forms of this trade. The thesis is divided into two parts. In the theoretical part, literature research is conducted, where the pitfalls of the flower market are outlined and floral certifications are introduced. As part of the practical part, I am engaged in researching the consumer behaviour of customers buying cut flowers.The research aims to map the awareness of the Czech public about flower trading and its related aspects to see if further education would help improve the situation.First, expert interviews are performed, and based on these interviews, a questionnaire is designed for the broader public, which serves as a probe into whether the established results of expert interviews have a basis in a wider reality. The research shows that Czech consumers of cut flowers are not very informed in this area and ethical or ecological topics are not of much interest to them when purchasing flowers.Only the Fairtrade brand is known to them, but they do not take it into account when buying flowers.However, the situation has improved over the years, and it turns out that if the topic of sustainable flower cultivation is presented to customers appropriately, it piques their interest. The research...
The educational trails in the Jizera Mountains Protected Landscape Area and the interpretation of the environment in which they are located
Svárovská, Eliška ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Bittnerová, Dana (referee)
My thesis is in the field of social and cultural ecology, which examines the relationship between nature and society. I focus on mediating this relationship through research on selected nature trails found in the Jizera Mountains Protected Landscape Area. In the theoretical part, I describe the protection of nature and landscape, then I focus on the Jizera Mountains where the research took place. I mention the three-phase learning model related to the trails, as they are meant to educate us, and I also discuss interpretation. Finally, I describe the phenomenon of nature trails in general. In the empirical part, I mention a subchapter on mobile QR code technology and present the application Stepping Off the Trail for visitors of the nature trails. In the following subchapters, I focus on evaluating the nature trails using a methodology I have devised. I evaluate both verbal and non-verbal elements, focusing particularly on a comprehensive evaluation that includes an overview of interpretive panels and the thematic integration into the environment. I also examine how the nature trails present the concepts of nature and its protection as a whole, related to the learning model, and I include the five principles of proper interpretation set forth in the Methodology of Principles and Methods of...
Building Act: public interest or public conflict? The process of creation of the Building Act from the perspective of key stakeholders with focus on care for public interests
Voldřichová, Magdaléna ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Špecián, Petr (referee)
This diploma thesis deals with the process of preparation of the new Building Act, with regard to negotiation and balancing of public interests, specifically on the protection of nature, landscape, environment and cultural values. The thesis examines both the legislative process of adopting a law and the representation of the specified public interests in it. At the same time, the thesis reflects the outcome of the procedure, respectively whether and how the protection of the above-mentioned public interests will be treated in Act No. 283/2021 Sb. The research is conceived as an explanatory case study aiming not only to understand the phenomenon, but also to thematize the relationships of the involved stakeholders. The key sources of data for the research were written materials and expert interviews. The main finding is that the legislative procedure was legal and in accordance with procedural requirements, despite not fully standard. The legislation is also legitimate, adopted by legitimate political representation with eligible expert backing, and there are mechanisms for the protection of the selected public interests included. Key words: building act, legislation, legislative process, public interests, conflict of interests, decision-making process
The issue of National park Křivoklátsko
Lapková, Anna ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Skripnik, Ondřej (referee)
Main topic of this thesis is the process of converting the most valuable parts of PLA Křivoklátsko into a national park. The thesis covers the timeline since the start of this debate up to end of 2022 and includes all the conflicts, which transpired during that time. I'll try to identify the exact reasons why the idea wasn't yet realized, including the points of view of all interested parties. This thesis comprises of two parts, denoted as a "theoretical" and "empirical". Because the case study is focused on the expert discussion in the field of nature protection, the theoretical section of this thesis deals with defining and explaining the terms that are relevant for this research, specifically in the areas of sustainability, sustainable area development, nature and its parts, the differences in approach to protection of nature, and the significance of protected areas with regards for the benefits they provide for nature and society. The empirical part of this thesis contains independent research. I used the case study method for the purpose of this thesis, which is suitable for this type of research. All collected data were subjected to Frameanalysis. First, I explore the evolution of the problem since the conception of the idea about instituting the national park Křivoklátsko, up to a present...
Nature conservation - long distance running; Case study: Mountain race B7 and PLA Beskydy
Jančová, Martina ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Skripnik, Ondřej (referee)
The diploma thesis tries to look into the issue of conflict between sport and recreation, mass sporting events and nature and landscape protection in the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area in the form of a case study dealing with the Beskydská sedmička race, which ranks among the most popular extreme mountain marathons in the Czech Republic. The thesis is also interested in the impact of the race on the nature in the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area and the leisure time of tourists in the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area. The thesis draws mainly on interviews with the race participants, the race director and the Administration of the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area, and the participant observation method was used for research purposes during the Beskydská sedmička race in 2021. All these methods are then processed by triangulation into individual headings describing the issues of sport in the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area and its possible visions for the future. Key words PLA Beskydy, nature protection, relationship to nature, mountain running, sport in protected areas
Bohemian wolf, evil or salvation? The view of key actors on the return of the wolf to Šumava
Baborová, Hana ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Novotná, Hedvika (referee)
Introduced diploma thesis deals with the research of the attitudes of individuals affected by the issue of wolfs returning to the National Park. Opinions were obtained through interviews and questionnaire survey. Results were also compared with previous research called Transboundary Socio-economic Monitoring Scheme in the and Bavarian Forest Mts. which also deals in part with the issue of the wolf. The work thus describes the development of public attitude over time. The aim of the work is to provide insight into local issues, describe the attitudes of individuals and define the factors that affect different views. The theoretical part describes the studied area and the beast, as well as its impact on the landscape, biodiversity and man. The practical part focuses on the specific attitudes of stakeholders, from which it derives hypotheses for the questionnaire survey. In conclusion I have evaluated the outlined goals of the work using combinations of qualitative and quantitative methods. Key words National park Gray wolf, return of the canine, view of acters, changes of perception
Artificial intelligence in the light of social science
Paukertová, Dominika ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Novák, Aleš (referee)
This diploma thesis deals with the phenomenon of artificial intelligence, which is viewed through the lens of social science. Specifically, it seeks to answer the question of whether social science has been able to anticipate the future in the case of artificial intelligence. In order to answer this question, a combination of the methods of symptomatic reading and hermeneutics is used in the following paper. These consist of reading the selected literature in order to find deeper meanings that may have seemed hidden at first glance. For the analysis I have chosen Ulrich Beck, Anthony Giddens and Niklas Luhmann as representatives of the social sciences, as each of them deals with the relationship between society and nature and thus their holistic worldview can be assumed to includes the topic of artificial intelligence. The thesis first deals with artificial intelligence itself, its development, types and threats. It concludes the first part by defining three selected areas of current risks, namely: the ambiguity of what AI actually is and is not and people's unclear ideas about it, the possibility of text and image manipulation, and finally the problem of outdated data and biased code. Before the analysis itself, I briefly introduce a few concepts from the social science literature for better...
Knowledge and attitudes of secondary school pupils on global climate change
Lacinová, Ludmila ; Rynda, Ivan (advisor) ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (referee)
These days, the global climate change is not only a very frequently discussed topic, but above all a threat to the entire planet. In 2009 Johan Rockström published the concept of the nine planetary boundaries that humans ought not to breach if they wish to preserve a safe space for human activities and avoid dangers of global significance. Nevertheless, three of these boundaries have already been breached and are currently in a critical state. The climate change is one of them and its breach is very serious. That is why this master's thesis is dealing with this important issue, which needs to be tackled on the global as well as the individual level since everyone's contribution, though small on the global scale, is necessary and it is vital that all take part in solving this global problem. The thesis is therefore focusing more specifically on the individual level, namely, the knowledge and the attitudes of high school students as regards the global climate change. The master's thesis is divided into four parts - the theoretical, the methodological, the empirical, and the discussion part. The crucial part of this master's thesis is the empirical part, which includes quantitative research in the form of a questionnaire survey among the pupils at selected secondary schools with different...

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