701-0501-00L  Pedosphere

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersR. Kretzschmar
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to the formation and properties of soils as a function of parent rock, landscape position, climate, and soil organisms. Complex relationships between soil forming processes, physical and chemical soil properties, soil biota, and ecological soil properties are explained and illustrated by numerous examples.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the formation and properties of soils as a function of parent rock, landscape position, climate, and soil organisms. Complex relationships between soil forming processes, physical and chemical soil properties, soil biota, and ecological soil properties are explained and illustrated by numerous examples.
ContentDefinition of the pedosphere, soil functions, rocks as parent materials, minerals and weathering, soil organisms, soil organic matter, physical soil properties and functions, chemical soil properties and functions, soil formation, principles of soil classification, global soil regions, soil fertility, land use and soil degradation.
Lecture notesLecture notes can be purchased during the first lecture (15.- SFr)
Literature- Scheffer/Schachtschabel - Soil Science, Springer, Heidelberg, 2016.

- Brady N.C. and Weil, R.R. The Nature and Properties of Soils. 14th ed. Prentice Hall, 2007.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Basic knowledge in chemistry, biology and geology.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Programme in Agricultural Science 2010; Version 13.10.2015 (Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Programme in Agricultural Sciences 2015; Version 01.03.2019 (Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Programme in Environmental Sciences 2011; Version 12.01.2016 (Examination Block 2)
Bachelor's Programme in Environmental Sciences 2016; Version 27.09.2019 (Examination Block 2)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Kretzschmar
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsKeine.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

 
Main linkVorlesungs-Homepage
LiteratureLehrbuch Scheffer/Schachtschabel Online (im eth-netz oder mit vpn-zugang)
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-0501-00 VPedosphäre2 hrs
Mon08-10HG F 3 »
R. Kretzschmar

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Restrictions

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Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Agricultural Sciences BachelorBasic Courses II: Examination Block 1OInformation
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation
Environmental Engineering BachelorElective Block: Soil ProtectionWInformation
Environmental Engineering MasterMinors Limited to 6 KP TotalyWInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorExamination Block 2OInformation