Course syllabus PEDOL - Soil Science (FFWT - SS 2018/2019)


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Course code: PEDOL
Course title in language of instruction: Lesnická pedologie
Course title in Czech: Soil Science
Course title in English: Soil Science
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2/3 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 20/0/0 (h/h/days in semester) (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: Ing. Aleš Kučera, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Jana Rosíková (instructor)
doc. Ing. Valerie Vranová, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
 
Aims of the course:
Lanscaping can be seen as such active set of man impacts into a landscape where an understanding of soil makes the steps sustainable and beneficial. Thus, general description of fertility status of soils in Czech republic, interrelationships among soil and ecosystem, factors affecting plant grownth and health including symptoms of plant nutrient deficiencies, nutrient availability and soil taxonomy are reinforced. A role of particular soil properties (soil physics, soil chemistry, soil physico-chemistry, soil biochemistry and soil biology) are presented as well.
 
Course contents:
1.Soil in ladscape, the soil monitoring. Evaluation of soil properties from the lanscaping viewpoints. (allowance 2/0)
2.Soil genesis. Soil forming factors in the landscape of the Czech Republic. (allowance 2/0)
3.Půda jako čtyřfázový systém: pevná půdní frakce, půdní roztok, půdní plyny, půdní biota. (allowance 1/2)
4.Analyses in soil laboratories. (allowance 0/3)
5.Soil physics. Texture classes.
Clayey particles and their effects.
Soil porosity. Soil structure. Aeration of soil.
(allowance 2/2)
6.Parent substrates of forest, agricultural and horticultural soils in the Czech Republic. (allowance 2/0)
7.Water in soil.
Principles of water movement in soil.
(allowance 2/2)
8.Soil physico-chemical properties.
Soil reaction, soil pH, soil buffering capacity.
(allowance 2/2)
9.Půdní koloidika. Náboje půdních částic. Výměna kationů a anionů. Adsorpce ionů. Interakce částic různých původů. (allowance 2/2)
10.Organic matter in soil. Soil biology.
Decomposition of dead organic substrances. Humic compounds and conservation of soil fertility.
(allowance 2/2)
11.Phytoindication of soil conditions. Social functions of forest from soil scientifical viewpoints. (allowance 2/0)
12.Nutrient cycling. Macro- and microbiogenic elements. Plant uptake of soil mineral nutrients. Bioavailable forms of nutrients and their methods of laboratory determinations. (allowance 2/2)
13.Soils and the quality of the environment: fertilisers and manures. Composting. Soil tests and foliar analyses. (allowance 2/0)
14.Soil fertility. Soils exposed to atmogenic pollutants. Erosion. (allowance 2/0)
15.Acidification of forest, agricultural and urban soils. Urban soils and their alcalisation. (allowance 2/2)
16.Profile of a soil, soil body. Soil processes. Brunification, podsolisation, illimerisation, gleyic soil units. (allowance 2/0)
17.Designation of soil horizons. How soil horizons are to be described/characterised. (allowance 0/8)
18.Soil taxonomy. Classification systems used in soil science presently. (allowance 2/0)
19.Soil Taxonomical System of the Czech Republic (Nemecek at al., 2001) (allowance 2/0)
20.Main soil units on the forested and agricultural land of the Czech Republic. (allowance 2/3)
21.Categorisation of soils in the Czech Republic. (allowance 2/0)
22.Soil survey and evaluation.
Soil maps.
(allowance 2/0)
 
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
 
-Capacity to learn
-General knowledge
-Professional knowledge
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
 
-Ability to apply of branch knowledge for solutions of practice forestry problems.
-Gaining knowledge of inorganic, organic and natural products nomenclature.
-Knowlege of basic statistical methods and ability of their applications in practical data analysis
-The ability to work in terrain

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
 
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h20 h
     practice18 h0 h
     laboratory work10 h0 h
     field work8 h0 h
     professional educational excursion24 h0 h
     consultation0 h6 h
     project work2 h0 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam26 h80 h
     preparation for regular assessment0 h18 h
     preparation for regular testing12 h0 h
     preparation of presentation12 h0 h
     elaboration of reports0 h16 h
Total140 h140 h
 
Assessment methods:
Termination:
Before the exam is getting through, the students are expected to throughfil the practical requirements for the knowledge of soil science applying of the usage on watershed management units and landscape planning units. The knowledge is tested through written test where minimally of 80% of correct answers are expected.

The exam consists of two parts: in the fist one, the student answers the theoretical aimed in the knowledge of the particular soil properties and the particular of soil processes; in the second one, the student answers questions focused on the individual operational features focused of distinctive priorities in the landscape management.
 
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