541-0928/01 – Pedology (PEDGI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Konstantin Raclavský, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Konstantin Raclavský, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesHGF, FSIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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RAC34 prof. Ing. Konstantin Raclavský, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Soil-forming facors. Weathering processes and soil-forming processes. Mineral phases and inorganic components in soils. Humus and humification processes. Natural organic compounds in soils. Soil structure. Grain size composition of soils, its determination and classification. Soil colour. Chemical composition of soils and chemical properties of soils. Soil sorption complex and sorption properties of soils. Biological component of soil, soil organisms. Soil water, hydrolimits, soil moisture determination. Soil atmosphere. Diagnostic soil horizons. Principles of soil classification and comparison of classification systems. Current soil classification based on classification FAO – UNESCO. Soil types, their properties and occurence in nature. Soil catena. Horizontal and vertical soil zones. Paleopedology. Soil and ecological stability of landscape. Sampling and analysis of soils, soil water and soil atmosphere. Soil maps.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations

Summary

Soil-forming facors. Weathering processes and soil-forming processes. Mineral phases and inorganic components in soils. Humus and humification processes. Natural organic compounds in soils. Soil structure. Grain size composition of soils, its determination and classification. Soil colour. Chemical composition of soils and chemical properties of soils. Soil sorption complex and sorption properties of soils. Biological component of soil, soil organisms. Soil water, hydrolimits, soil moisture determination. Soil atmosphere. Diagnostic soil horizons. Principles of soil classification and comparison of classification systems. Current soil classification based on classification FAO – UNESCO. Soil types, their properties and occurence in nature. Soil catena. Horizontal and vertical soil zones. Paleopedology. Soil and ecological stability of landscape. Sampling and analysis of soils, soil water and soil atmosphere. Soil maps.

Compulsory literature:

Fitzpatrick E.A.: Soils. Their formation, classification and distribution. Longman, London, 1983, 353 p. Bolt G.H.: Soil chemistry. Part B. Physico-chemical models. 2nd ed. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 321 p. Duchafour P.: Pedologie. Sol, vegetation, environment. 3rd ed. Collection abregee. Massan, Paris, 1991. 289 p. Kuntze H., Roeschmann G., Schwerdtfeger G.: Bodenkunde. 5th Ed. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, 1994. 424 p.

Recommended literature:

Fitzpatrick E.A.: Soils. Their formation, classification and distribution. Longman, London, 1983, 353 p. Bolt G.H.: Soil chemistry. Part B. Physico-chemical models. 2nd ed. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 321 p. Duchafour P.: Pedologie. Sol, vegetation, environment. 3rd ed. Collection abregee. Massan, Paris, 1991. 289 p. Kuntze H., Roeschmann G., Schwerdtfeger G.: Bodenkunde. 5th Ed. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, 1994. 424 p.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Other requirements

Self work at the subject area, internet research work is necessary,

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Soil-forming facors. Weathering processes and soil-forming processes. Mineral phases and inorganic components in soils. Humus and humification processes. Natural organic compounds in soils. Soil structure. Grain size composition of soils, its determination and classification. Soil colour. Chemical composition of soils and chemical properties of soils. Soil sorption complex and sorption properties of soils. Biological component of soil, soil organisms. Soil water, hydrolimits, soil moisture determination. Soil atmosphere. Diagnostic soil horizons. Principles of soil classification and comparison of classification systems. Current soil classification based on classification FAO – UNESCO. Soil types, their properties and occurence in nature. Soil catena. Horizontal and vertical soil zones. Paleopedology. Soil and ecological stability of landscape. Sampling and analysis of soils, soil water and soil atmosphere. Soil maps.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

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2010/2011 (P2110) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
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2010/2011 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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