546-0214/06 – Pedology (PEDN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.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
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course provides basic information on pedology (soil science). After completing it, the student is fully aware of the complex nature of the soil environment and multidisciplinarity in its study. The student is able to characterize the basic parameters of soil from a physical, chemical, physico-chemical, biochemical and biological point of view. The student understands the connection between natural conditions and soil conditions in the Czech Republic, which can characterize and is fully aware of why it is important to protect the soil.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs

Summary

The content of the course will be designed so that the content of all chapters included in it is explained on the basis of specific examples related to the issue of environmental protection in industry and explaining this issue. The study focuses on soil as a part of ecosystems and a component of the environment. Attention is paid to the issue of agricultural, forest and urban soils. As a basis for understanding soil processes, soil properties are studied from various perspectives (physical, chemical, physico-chemical, biochemical and biological). Attention is also paid to the characteristics of soils in the Czech Republic. The soil classification is based on the international classification of soils.

Compulsory literature:

WHITE, R. E. Principles and Practice of Soil. Science The Soil As a Natural Resource. Maldon: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 376 p. ISBN 978-0-632-06455-7

Recommended literature:

BRADY, N. C., WEIL, R.R.: The nature and properties of soils. Boston (USA): Pearson, 2016, 1104 p. ISBN-13: 978-0133254488

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Other requirements

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

Part-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester, validity until: 2013/2014 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Examination Examination 67  34
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  17
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
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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