Course syllabus LPED - Forest Soil Science (FFWT - SS 2013/2014)


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Course code: LPED
Course title in language of instruction: Lesnická pedologie
Course title in Czech: Forest Soil Science
Course title in English: Forest 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 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: Ing. Hana Káňová, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Aleš Kučera, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Jan Pecháček, Ph.D. (instructor)
doc. Dr. Ing. Dušan Vavříček (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
 
Aims of the course:
Objectives:
Description of the basic soil properties, a linkage within them. Characterisation of processes in pedosphere/forest habitat. Forest soils, their distinctive features and behaviour. Soil classification. Major soil units. Soil Fertility, maintanence/conservation of soil fertility.
 
Course contents:
1.I. Concept of Forest Soil Formation: General Approach, Factors, and Processes. (allowance 0/0)
2.II. Pedogenesis on forest habitat. Factors of soil development. (allowance 0/0)
3.III. Soil formation: (allowance 0/0)
4.the soil forming factors (allowance 0/0)
5.the soil habitat (allowance 0/0)
6.components of soil (allowance 0/0)
7.soil organic matter (allowance 0/0)
8.cation exchange and anion adsorption (allowance 0/0)
9.nutrient cycling (allowance 0/0)
10.soil properties at individual horizons (allowance 0/0)
11.IV. Morphogenetical Approach and Forest Soils.Principles.Requirements. (allowance 0/0)
12.V. Characteristic features of forest soils. Zonal, introzonal and azonal soils. (allowance 0/0)
13.VI. Processes in Profile Development. (allowance 0/0)
14.VII. Overview of Forest Soil Classification.General Principles: (allowance 0/0)
15.FAO/ISSS 1994 (allowance 0/0)
16.US Department of Agricultural System, Keys to Soil Taxonomy 1992 (allowance 0/0)
17.Canadian System of Soil Classification 1987 (allowance 0/0)
18.C.P.C.S. 1992 (allowance 0/0)
19.Other national systems (allowance 0/0)
20.VIII. Major Soil Units. Histosols, Entisols, Vertisols, Mollisols, Aridisols, Spodosols, Alfisols, Ultisols, Oxisols, Inceptisols. (allowance 0/0)
21.IX. Brunisols, Chernozemic soils, Cryosols, Gleysols, Luvisols, Organic soils, Podzols, Regosols, Solonetzes/Solods. (allowance 0/0)
22.X. An oversimplified key to Fluvisols, Gleysols, Regosols, Leptosols, Arenosols, Andosols, Vertisols, Cambisols, Calcisols, Gypsisols, Solonchaks, Solonetzes, Kastanozems, Phaeozems, Greyzems, Luvisols, Planosols, Podzoluvisols, Podzols, Lixisols, Acrisols, Alisols, Nitisols, Ferralsols, Plinthosols, Histosols, Anthrosol. (allowance 0/0)
23.XI. Soil fertility. (allowance 0/0)
 
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
 
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-Ability to work independently
-Capacity to adapt to new situations
-Capacity to learn
-Ethical commitment
-General knowledge
-Quality concept awareness
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
 
-Ability to apply of branch knowledge for solutions of practice forestry problems.
-Focusing on the core of the problem by neglecting side factors.
-Interpretation of data analysis
-The ability to work in terrain

Type of course unit: optional
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
     practice8 h0 h
     laboratory work10 h0 h
     field work10 h0 h
     professional educational excursion24 h0 h
     consultation0 h20 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam20 h40 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h40 h
     preparation for regular testing0 h20 h
     report from excursion, tour, practical placement10 h0 h
     elaboration of reports10 h0 h
Total140 h140 h
 
Assessment methods:
Termination:
Before the exam is getting through, each of students has to pass the written test where the students manifest the practical knowledge of applying the soil scientific approaches into forest management. The knowledge is tested through written test where minimally of 80% of correct answers are expected.

The exam itself is composed of two parts: in the fist one, the student deal with soil properties and processes; in the second one, the student workout the routine application of soil scientific knowledge into both silviculture and forest management.
 
Recommended reading:
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REet al., Půda: situační a výhledová zpráva, Ministerstvo zemědělství ČR, 1999.
REet al., Statistická ročenka půdního fondu České republiky, Český úřad zeměměřičský a katastrální, Praha, 1996.
REFoth, H., Fundamentals of Soil Science, Wiley, Chichester, 1991.
REHorník, S. et al., Fyzická geografie, Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, Praha, 1996.
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REPrax, A.; Jandák, J. a Pokorný, E., Půdoznalství, MZLU v Brně, Brno, 1995.
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RESumner, M.E., Handbook of Soil Science, Springer, Berlin, 2000.
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REWhite, R.E., Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Soil Science, 2nd ed. Blackwell, Oxford, 1997.

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