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Basic soil properties; soil formation and soils in the New Zealand landscape; soil chemical and physical properties which are important to sustainable land use and environmental protection; assessment of soil nutrient availability, particularly with respect to forests.
Students will develop an understanding of soil properties which are important to sustainable land use and environmental protection including soil formation, soils in the New Zealand landscape, soil physical properties, soil nutrient availability, nutrient cycling and assessment of soil fertility.
Students will:Understand and be able to discuss differing soil properties;Understand and be able to discuss sustainable land use and its role in environmental protection; andBe able to practically apply their knowledge of soil nutrients in the context of plant growth
30 points from CHEM, GEOL, BIOL, FORE orby approval Chair Forestry Board of Studies
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Laboratories and tutorials are held at Lincoln University and other venues. Transport is provided by the School for this. Students will be provided with a schedule of dates and venues at the commencement of the course.
A pass in this paper requires 50% or higher in total from the four component marks; plusSatisfactory attendance and performance in the laboratory/tutorial section
Additional important references will be available on restricted loan and/or selected sections will be available on the SOIL203 Learn site. The following three references are particularly important: Maclaren & Cameron. Soil Science: Sustainable Production and Environmental Protection (2nd Ed). Available from the University Bookshop.Molloy, L., Christie, Q.R. & Hewitt, A.E. (1998). Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. New Zealand Society of Soil Science (2nd ed)These publications are on the high-demand section at the Library.
Domestic fee $986.00
International fee $4,938.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 40
For further information see
School of Forestry.