911348 Forest soil biology

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Schindlbacher, Andreas
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


(2) Lectures on microbial decomposition in forests, factors of influence, soil organisms, effects of climate change.

(2) Excursions and method demonstrations:
- Field site with automated greenhouse gas flux measurments and C, N and water balance.
- Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests.

(3) Online research and presentations on selected topics/papers

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Understanding of the forest soil as a habitat for microorganisms, soil animals and plant roots. View of the reciprocal effects and activities of these organisms, their function and their dependence on the environment.
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