Latviešu Krievu Angļu Vācu Franču
Statuss(Koriģēts) Izdruka Arhīvs(0) Studiju plāns Vecais plāns Kursu katalogs Vēsture

Course title Forest Soil Science
Course code LauZ2057
Credit points 3
ECTS creditpoints 4.50
Total Hours in Course 48
Number of hours for lectures 16
Number of hours for seminars and practical assignments 16
Number of hours for laboratory assignments 16
Date of course confirmation 05/01/2016
Responsible Unit Institute of Soil and Plant Science
 
Course developers
Aldis Kārkliņš

Prior knowledge
Fizi2037, Physics and Meteorology
Ķīmi1016, Chemistry II
Ķīmi2017, Chemistry I
Course abstract
Introduction in soils and geology. The main properties of Earth’s crust. Basics in geomorphology and hydrogeology. Geological structure of Latvia territory. General scheme of the soil  forming processes and soil  forming factors. Soil profile development. Soil morphological features. Mineral phase of soil. Soil organic matter. Formation, composition and properties of soil humus. Soil chemical composition. Soil colloids. Soil absorbing processes, soil reaction, buffer capacity of the soil. Soil solution. Soil physical properties. Water in soil. Soil gaseous phase. Soil temperature. Soil genesis and classification. Automorphic, Semihydromorphic and Hydromorphic soils of Latvia. Soil degradation and conservation.
Learning outcomes and their assessment
Knowledge and understanding about the basic geological processes of soil formation and genesis, principal soils’ properties, about soil classification, mapping. To obtain skills in morphological, physical and chemical analytical methods, in critical analysis of obtained information, in data processing and interpretation methodology. Development of ability for decision making and advisory activities in the field of soil related issues.
Compulsory reading
1. Latvijas augšņu noteicējs. A. Kārkliņa red. Jelgava: LLU, 2009. 240 lpp.
2. Augsnes diagnostika un apraksts. Sast. A. Kārkliņš. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 336 lpp.
3. Ģeoloģija, augsne, agroķīmija: Metodiskie norādījumi mācību praksei. Prof. A. Kārkliņa red. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 88 lpp. 4. Kārkliņš A. Zeme, augsne, mēslojums: Terminu skaidrojošā vārdnīca. Jelgava: LLU, 2012. 477 lpp.
Further reading
1. Labrencis V., Sudārs R. Meža meliorācija: mācību līdzeklis. Jelgava: LLU, 2005. 165 lpp.
2. Meža enciklopēdija. J. Broka red. 1. sējums. Rīga: Zelta grauds, 2003. 368 lpp. 3. Soil Atlas of Europe. European Soil Bureau Network, European Commission. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. 128 p.