815321 Soil conservation

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Maier, Jeremias , Strohmeier, Stefan
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Soil functions; physical, chemical and biological buffering and transformations in soils; soil erosion by water and wind; physical and chemical impacts on soil; Austrian Soil Inventory; soil protection regulations in Austria; soil protection measures.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of these lectures is to teach the students the importance of sustainable use of soils.
Students are able based on the problem statement to select appropriate simulation models and to apply them. Based on the obtained results they can make decisions for soil conservation measures and evaluate their efficiency.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.