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Pedology Description

Key Elements

Code

BIOV 408

Formation

M1 Environmental and life Sciences - Option : Vegetal

Semester

2

Credits

4

Number of Teaching Hours

36

Number of Tutoring Sessions

0

Number of Laboratory Sessions

0

This course is optional

Content

Objective

This course aims to familiarize students with the concepts of soil, its components, its properties and its biological cycles, as well as the main known soils.

Content

Part I: generalities - Soil and its constituents - The colloidal phenomena in soil Part II: Soil physical properties - Texture - Structure - Porosity - Soil environment - Soil and water - Soil color - Soil temperature Part III: Soil chemical properties - Ions absorption and availability: CEC - Soil reaction: reaction between pH and CEC Part IV: Soil biological properties - Soil population - Factors affecting microbial activities - Microbial transformation of soil elements Biological cycles: Nitrogen and carbon Part V: Soil classification and genesis