911346 Description, functions of soil structure and its changes in agricultural landuse

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Decomposition processes of the parent material (weathering, mineralisation). Newformation processes in soils as precondition for soil structure formation (pedogenic minerals, clay minerals, oxides and hydroxides, humification). Soil structure forming processes (aggregation, segregation, etc.). Turbation and leaching processes in soils and their consequences on soil structure. Soil structure stability. Soil structure parameters as diagnostical indicators for soil quality. Changes of soil structure parameters through agricultural landuse.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Description of soil structure types in the field. Understanding of the formation and development of different soil structure types.
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