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SOIL 535 Soil Ecology (3 credits)

Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

Overview

Soil Science : Exploration of the unique soil habitat for organisms with a focus on the variables that affect the abundance, diversity and interactions of soil biota and, in turn, their influence on soil physicochemical properties, biogeochemical cycles and other factors impacting ecosystem sustainability. Topics include survey of soil fauna, soil food webs, microbial ecology, biological carbon and nitrogen cycling, plant-soil interactions, and the effects of human activities and management on soil ecology, including synthesizing concepts and a critical analysis and interpretation of primary scientific literature in soil ecology.

Terms: Winter 2023

Instructors: Kallenbach, Cynthia (Winter)

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