An examination of the basic physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil with emphasis on environmental science and natural resource applications. Soil's natural role in biome structure, nutrient cycling, water purification, and carbon storage will be explored. Processes important to soil and groundwater pollution (subsurface movement, attenuation, and remediation) will be discussed. Special attention given to wetland soil processes and the identification of hydric soils in the landscape. The society today - such as food security, adequate clean water, climate change, biodiversity conservation, and waste disposal. Some out-of-class field exercises are required.
Environmental Soil Science
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Plant, Soil & Insect Science
Natural Resources Conservation
Monday, November 6, 2017 to Monday, February 5, 2018