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At the end of the course students will:
• understand pedogenesis
• understand the methods used in describing soils
• appreciate the factors which determine the type of soil occurring under particular environmental conditions
• understand the processes involved in the transformation of nutrients in soils
• appreciate the factors which determine the movement of water and nutrients through soil profiles
• appreciate the effects of physical manipulation on soil
The central role of soils in natural and managed systems paying particular attention to agricultural, forest and built environments; the formation of soils; the physical nature of soils; soil biology; soil descriptions; interactions between the physical and biological aspects of soil which help in the delivery of sustainable production and water management; and soil erosion.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Quizzes are given with online, automated feedback, following grading. Following assessment of the small project submitted in Week 11, students will be given individual detailed feedback in Brightspace.
|Professor Michael Bruen||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Paul Murphy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Akshit Puri||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Olaf Schmidt||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Saoirse Tracy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|