546-0214/07 – Pedology (PEDN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUP73 doc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, 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 9+3

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

Knowledge are checked during the semester by a semester project and presentations in MS PowerPoint. The course is completed by an examination, which may be scheduled having gained the initial credit. The examination is divided into a written and oral part.

E-learning

Other requirements

The study recommended literature. Complete the projects and written test to checking the knowledge in the professional literature, the content of lectures and exercises.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definition of soil. Soil, its basic features and characteristics. Soil functions. 2. Main degradation processes of soils in the Czech Republic. 3. Weathering processes. 4. Main soil-forming factors. 5. Soil-forming processes. 6. Mineral composition of soils. 7. Humus. 8. Soil organisms. 9. Soil water and soil air. 10. Grain composition of soils. 11. Physical, soil properties. 12. Chemical properties of soils. 13. Sorption properties of soils. 14. Classification of soils. Soil sampling and analysis.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Summer 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
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2019/2020 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
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2019/2020 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan

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