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SRMT 1350 - Introduction to Soils

Sustainable Resource Mgt Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The course emphasizes the recognition of soil properties significant for productivity and management. Students are prepared for studies in engineering, site restoration and vegetation management and to describe and classify terrestrial ecosystems in the field using the B.C. Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize and describe basic soil characteristics such as humus form, colour, texture, structure, consistence, coarse fragment content, drainage and depth.
  • Carry out a field description of soils for various applications (e.g., agriculture, silviculture, and engineering).
  • Describe the affect of soil characteristics on drainage and trafficability.
  • List important physical, chemical and biological soil properties and describe how they affect plant growth.
  • Know procedures for assessing soil suitability for various applications in natural resource management.
  • Describe the impacts of various land uses on soils.

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