546-0214/06 – Pedology (PEDN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STE29 Ing. Irena McCormick
LAC0012 Ing. Eva Szotkowská Lacková, Ph.D.
CMI0007 Ing. Lenka Urbancová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course provides basic information on pedology (soil science). Soil is explained as a part of ecosystems and as a component of environment. The study of the course is based on the basic course of Geology, Mineralogy and Petrography. It prepares for study of Soil Protection. The properties of soils are studied as a base for understanding of soil processes (physical properties of soil, chemical properties of soils, sorption properties of soils, basics of hydropedology). The soil classification is based on international classification FAO-UNESCO.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs

Summary

The course provides basic information on pedology (soil science). Soil is explained as a part of ecosystems and as a component of environment. The study of the course is based on the basic course of Geology, Mineralogy and Petrography. It prepares for study of Soil Protection. The properties of soils are studied as a base for understanding of soil processes (physical properties of soil, chemical properties of soils, sorption properties of soils, basics of hydropedology). The soil classification is based on international classification FAO-UNESCO.

Compulsory literature:

Brady, N.C., Weil, R.R. (1966): The nature and properties of soils. Prentice- Hall, Upper Saddle River. 740 pp. Fitzpatrick, E.A. (1980): Soils, their formation, classification and distribution. Longman, London. 354 pp. Fitzpatrick, E.A. (1971): Pedology, A systematic approach to soil science. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. 306 pp. Foth H., Schafer, J. (1980): Soil geography and Land use. J. Wiley and Sons, New York.

Recommended literature:

Tan, K. H. (2005): Soil sampling, preparation, and analysis. 2nd ed.. - Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2005 - 623 s.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Presence on lessons and active work

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: Soil science - its status and development tasks. Soil and its characteristics. Weathering processes. Pedogenic processes. Mineral phases in soils. Natural organic matter in soils. Physical properties of soils. Chamické properties of soils. Sorption properties of soils. Soil water. Biological properties of soils. Edaphon. Humus, humification processes. Diagnostic soil horizons. Soil Classification - basic principles used systems. Horizontal and vertical zonality soils. Soil Sampling and field survey of soils. Analyses of soils. Map data in soil science. Paleopedologie. Fossil soils. Exercise: Specific weight of the soil. Acid-base reactions. Hydrolitic acidity. Buffering capacity of soils. Determination of the moving aluminum. The alkalinity of soils. Determination of chloride. Sorption properties of soils.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2012/2013 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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