911014 Soil science refresher

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Jandl, Robert , Wenzel, Walter , Rampazzo, Nicola , Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Sophie , Puschenreiter, Markus , Zehetner, Franz , Janal, Yannic
Offered in
Wintersemester 2021/22
Languages of instruction


What is a soil? Factors of soil formation; main soil constituents; physico-chemical properties; soil biology; soil as porous system; soil in centre of soilid , liquid ang gasous fluxes (water, air, nutrients, pollutants); soil as plant habitat; soil classification

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Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge in chemistry, physics and biology.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The overall aim is to obtain fundamental soil science knowledge, focussing on soil physics, -chemistry, -biology, soil processes and formation, soil classification and the main functions of soils in ecosystems at bachelor level.
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