546-0308/04 – Pedology (PEDB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Lenka Urbancová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2019/2020
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 2+2
Part-time Credit 6+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

Active participation in in seminars, fieldwork and laboratory work.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The course contains 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 courses of Mineralogy and Petrography, and Geology. It prepares for study of Soil Protection. The properties of soils are studied as a base for understanding of soil processes (physical properties of soils, chemical properties of soils, sorption properties of soils, basics of hydropedology). The soil classification is based on international classification FAO - UNESCO.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R028) Environmental Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R028) Environmental Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R028) Environmental Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R028) Environmental Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R028) Environmental Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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