Name of course:
Description, sampling and classifications of Danish soils based on field studies
Level of course: PhD course, but we allow MSc students as well
Semester/quarter: 12 – 18 June 2017
Hours per week: 11 hours pr. day and 7 days, plus one week of preparatory reading
Capacity limits: 16 participants
Objectives of the course:
Field-based studies of soils in Denmark, with travel throughout Denmark. Emphasis on description and classification of soils; relationships among soils, vegetation, geology, and climate; physical, chemical, and biological processes active in soils and landscapes; and the role of soils in land use.
Emphasis will also be on the ability to sampling for a range of soil physical analysis both individual soil profiles but also on fields with high variability. Field measurements of key soil properties will be performed.
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
Describe, classify and sample individual soil profiles, and fields.
Detailed program will be available in due time before the course.
Basic knowledge on soils
Name of lecturers:
Mogens Humlekrog Greve
Bo Vangsø Iversen
Type of course/teaching methods:
The course comprises 7 days of intensive classroom and field study, mostly in the field, away from AU campus.
Fao Guidelines for soil description
Exam by multiple choices and an assignment
Dept. of Agroecology
Blichers Allé 20, Postboks 50
Special comments on this course:
Course fee is 800 Euro
This fee covers transportation, accommodation in hostels, and all meals during the course period.
12 – 18 June 2017
AU, Campus Foulum and the landscapes of Denmark
Deadline for pre-registration is 15 May 2017. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than 22 May 2017
For registration: https://auws.au.dk/Description2017
If you have any questions, please contact Mogens Humlekrog Greve, e-mail: Mogensh.firstname.lastname@example.org