546-0308/03 – Pedology (PEDB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits9
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Lenka Urbancová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year3Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
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 14+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course introduces the basics of soil science as part of ecosystems and as environmental components. Teaching follows the geological objects (Mineralogy and Petrography, Geology) and creates a foundation for the study of soil protection. 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
Project work

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:

BLANCO, H. and R. LAL. Principles of Soil Conservation and Management. Springer: KOROS Press Limited, 2017. 617 p. ISBN-13 978-1402087080 RANDALL, J. E. Soil Protection and Soil Improvement. Franklin Classics, 2018. 104 p. ISBN-13: 978-0342528257. WEIL, R. R., and N. C. Brady. The Nature and Properties of Soils. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2017. 804 p. ISBN-13: 978-0133254488 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:

ASHMAN, M. and G. PURI. Essential Soil Science. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2002. 208 p. ISBN: 978-0-632-04885-4 BRADY, N. C., WEIL, R.R. The nature and properties of soils. Boston (USA): Pearson, 2016, 1104 p. ISBN-13: 978-0133254488 OTTEN, A. et al. In Situ Soil Remediation. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997. 116 p. ISBN 978-94-010-6359-3 RETALLACK, G. J. Soils of the Past: An Introduction to Paleopedology. 2019. 552 p. ISBN: 978-1-119-53045-9

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:

Pedogenic factors. Weathering processes and pedogenic processes. Mineral phases and inorganic components in soils. Humus, humification processes. natural organic substances in soils. Soil composition. Grain size composition of soils, and its determination used for classification. Color soils. Chemical composition of soils and chemical properties of soils. soil sorption complex and sorption properties of soils. The biological component of soil, soil organisms. Measuring humidity. Soil air. Diagnostic soil horizons. Principles of soil classification and comparison of different classification systems. Soil classification based on the classification of FAO - UNESCO. Soil types, features and enhancements in nature. Relationships between soil types in the landscape. Horizontal and vertical soil pásmovitost. Paleopedology. Soil and ecological stability of landscape. Sampling and analysis of soils, soil water and soil air. Soil maps. exercise: Laboratory - determination of basic properties of soils. Soil maps.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester, validity until: 2015/2016 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 (33) 17
                Other task type Other task type 33  17
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 34
                Written examination Written examination 30  15
                Oral Oral examination 37  19
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2014/2015 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan

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