Course syllabus PUZ - Soil Science (FH - SS 2018/2019)


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Course code: PUZ
Course title in Czech:
Soil Science
Course title in English:
Soil Science
Semester:
SS 2018/2019
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1/3 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type: required
Type of delivery:
usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Valerie Vranová, Ph.D.
Course supervising department: Department of Geology and Pedology (FFWT)
Faculty: Faculty of Horticulture
Teachers: Ing. Aleš Kučera, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer)
Ing. Jana Rosíková (instructor)
doc. Ing. Valerie Vranová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-tillRoomField of study
Year of study
Teacher
Entry
FrequencyCapacity
Note
Monday
15.00-16.50B11
B-ZKA-ZKA
1
V. Vranová, J. Rosíková
Seminar
Odd week10společné pro ZKA
Monday
15.00-16.50
B11
B-ZKA-ZKA
 
1
1
V. Vranová, J. RosíkováSeminarOdd week
7
 
Monday
17.00-18.50
B11
B-ZKA-ZKA
1
V. Vranová, J. RosíkováSeminarOdd week
17
 
Tuesday
11.00-12.50
Q02
B-ZKA-ZKR
B-ZKA-ZKA
1
1
LectureEvery week
170
 
Tuesday
13.00-14.50
B11
B-ZKA-ZKR
1
V. Vranová, J. RosíkováSeminarOdd week
17
 
Thursday13.00-14.50
B11
B-ZKA-ZKA
1
V. Vranová, J. Rosíková
Seminar
Even week
17
 
Thursday
15.00-16.50
B11
B-ZKA-ZKA
1
V. Vranová, J. Rosíková
Seminar
Even week
17
 
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Students of lansdscape architecture and landscape management are tought focusing their active knowledge of interrelationships among soil and ecosystem. Conservation of soil fertility, soil physical/chemical/biochemical conditions, symptoms of plant nutrients deficiency and soil taxonomy are reinforced. The tuition is devided into theroretical and practical parts highligting a role of a man for soil treatment from sustainable management's points of view.
 
Course content:
1.
Soils, horticultural soils, agricultural soils in Czech republic. (allowance 2/0)
2.
Evaluation of site conditions from the soil scientifical viewpoints. (allowance 2/4)
 
a.
Monitoring of basic soil properties.
b.Soil sampling.
c.
Descriptions of soil profile.

3.Soil genesis. (allowance 2/0)
 
a.
Soil forming factors.

4.Solid soil particles. Soil solution. Gases in soil.
Soil biota.
(allowance 2/0)
5.Determination in soil laboratories. (allowance 0/8)
6.
Soil physics.
Soil textural classes.
Soil structure.
(allowance 2/2)
 
a.Clayey particles.
b.
Soil porosity.
c.Colours of soil horizons.

7.
Soil parent materials. (allowance 2/0)
 
a.
Paren rocks.
b.Deposits as a parent materials.

8.Soil water. Water movement in soils. (allowance 2/2)
9.
Soil physico-chemical properties.
Soil buffering rate, soil buffering capacity.
Soil pH.
(allowance 2/0)
10.
Colloids in soil. (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Exchanges on colloidal surfaces.
b.
Organic and inorganic soil colloids.
c.
Plant nourishment and colloids in soil.

11.
Soil organic matter and soil biota.
Decomposition of the entering organic compounds.
(allowance 2/0)
 
a.
Conservation of soil fertility from the viewpoint of humic substances.

12.
Soil profile and its development.
Soil processes.
(allowance 2/1)
13.Landscape and soil bodies. (allowance 2/0)
 
a.
Plant communities as results of distinctive soil features.

14.
Potassium, calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur. (allowance 2/0)
 
a.
Plant uptake of mineral soil nutrients.

15.
Horticultural nurceries. Fertilisers and manures. (allowance 2/0)
 
a.
Maintenance of soil productivity.
b.Soil acidity and liming.

16.
Soil fertility. Soils exposed to a pollution. Soil acidification. (allowance 2/0)
17.
Soil horizons and their formation. (allowance 2/0)
18.
Classification systems in soil science. Taxonomical soil classification system (Nemecek et al., 2001). The main world soil taxonomies. (allowance 2/2)
19.
The current development in the Czech national soil classification system. (allowance 1/0)
20.
Main soil units in Czech republic aimed in horticultural soils, parks and gardens of Czech rep. (allowance 2/0)
21.
The categorisation of soil in Czech republic. (allowance 2/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture
28 h
practice
8 h
laboratory work
6 h
field work4 h
professional educational excursion
24 h
consultation2 h
preparation for exam
40 h
preparation for regular testing10 h
elaboration and execution of projects4 h
writing of seminar paper
14 h
Total140 h
 
Assessment methods:
Before the exam, students will be tested via a written form. The written precondition for being accepted to oral exam has to be fullfiled on 75 %. The oral exam consits of the reflection of theoretical knowledge based on substantial literature, the reflection of the lectures and the reflection of the field excursions held in the course.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
BIČÍK, I. et al. Půda v České republice. Praha: Pro Ministerstvo životního prostředí a Ministerstvo zemědělství vydal Consult, 2009. 255 p. ISBN 978-80-903482-4-0.
NĚMEČEK, J. et al. Taxonomický klasifikační systém půd České republiky. 2nd ed. Praha: Česká zemědělská univerzita, 2011. 94 p. ISBN 978-80-213-2155-7.
ŠIMEK, M. Základy nauky o půdě. 2nd ed. České Budějovice: Jihočeská univerzita, Biologická fakulta, 2005. 158 p. ISBN 80-7040-747-6.

Recommended:
BRADY, N C. -- WEIL, R R. The nature and properties of soils. 14th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 975 p. ISBN 978-0-13-227938-3.
Handbook of soils for landscape architects. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 272 p. ISBN 0-19-512102-3.
KUTÍLEK, M. Půda planety Země. 1st ed. Praha: Dokořán, 2012. 199 p. Bod. ISBN 978-80-7363-212-0.
LIPSKÝ, Z. Sledování změn v kulturní krajině: učební text pro cvičení z předmětu Krajinná ekologie. Kostelec nad Černými Lesy: Česká zemědělská univerzita Praha v nakl. Lesnická práce, 2000. 71 p. ISBN 80-213-0643-2.
ŠARAPATKA, B. Pedologie a ochrana půdy. 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014. 232 p. Odborná publikace. ISBN 978-80-244-3736-1.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-LSA-LR Landscape Realizations, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-LSA-LA Landscape Architecture, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
 
Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Pavel Čech on 01/07/2019.

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