546-0404/02 – Pedology (PEDBI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUP73 doc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
ZAO0020 Ing. Zuzana Zaoralová
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 6+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge rendered after the end of the course: The student will be teaching the basics of soil as part of the ecosystem and its environmental component. Teaching builds on geological subjects (geology, mineralogy and petrography) and establishes a foundation for studying other subjects such Remediation Technologies, Environmental Risk, Monitoring Systems. Skills rendered after completion of the course: After completing the course the student should control the pedogenic rocks, weathering and pedogenic processes, soil composition, mineral phases in soils, organic matter in soil and basic soil properties.

Teaching methods

Lectures

Summary

The course introduces the basics of soil science as part of the ecosystem and its environmental components. Teaching builds on geological subjects (geology, mineralogy and petrography) and forms the basis for the study of soil protection. Teaching is focused on pedogenic rocks, weathering and pedogenic processes, soil composition, mineral phases in soils, organic matter in soil and basic soil properties (physical and chemical). The course introduces the fundamentals of soil classification Republic (according to Unified soil classification system.

Compulsory literature:

1] Brady, N.C., Weil, R.R. The nature and properties of soils. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River. 740 s. 1996. [2] Kuntze H., Roeschmann G., Schwerdtfeger G. Bodenkunde. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, 5.vydání, 424 s. 1994.

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

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: 2015/2016 Summer semester, validity until: 2016/2017 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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